Parallel Prints 2015 NZ/Australia

The 2015 exhibition of Parallel Prints took place in NZ and Australia from October 3rd to November 22nd.

Art Gallery of Ballarat invitation
Art Gallery of Ballarat invitation

Parallel Prints 2015 NZ/Australia features Mark Graver from Wharepuke, NZ and eleven invited artists from Australia.

The project takes the same form as the original Parallel Prints 2013 NZ/UK with simultaneous exhibitions and a set of 24 archival portfolios.  The exhibitions took place at Art at Wharepuke in Kerikeri, New Zealand and at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia from 3rd October to 22nd November 2015.

Anne Rowland, the gallery registrar, and Mark Graver opened the Art Gallery of Ballarat exhibition.

Anne Rowland, Art Gallery of Ballarat Registrar
Anne Rowland, Art Gallery of Ballarat Registrar introducing the show
Mark Graver presents the folio to the Art Gallery of Ballarat
Mark Graver presents the folio to the Art Gallery of Ballarat

The portfolio and exhibitions have been curated by Mark Graver and Tania Booth in NZ assisted by James Pasakos from Federation University, Ballarat.  The exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat has also been supported by Federation University who supplied funding for the framing.

The original portfolio NZ/UK 2013 was also on show at the Art Gallery of Ballarat in a display case  to provide historical context to the exhibition.

The NZ/UK Parallel Prints portfolio on show in Ballarat
The NZ/UK Parallel Prints portfolio on show in Ballarat

Each artist  produced a print on 300 x 300 mm paper size in an edition of 36 with 24 of these going into the folios.  A variety of printmaking processes are represented from etching, linocut, silkscreen and drypoint to archival digital inkjet.

The NZ/UK folio on display at the Art Gallery of Ballarat Oct-Nov 2015
Parallel Prints NZ/Australia at the Art Gallery of Ballarat Oct-Nov 2015
The artists involved in Parallel Prints 2015 NZ/Australia are:

Susanna Castleden

Distribution – Silk Screen

Antonietta Covino-Beehre

Antonietta Covino-Beehre – Shadow of the Night
Shadow of the Night – Lithograph, chine-collé, perforation

David Frazer

The Text Message (Study) - Linocut
The Text Message (Study) – Linocut

Mark Graver

1969 - Inkjet
1969 – Inkjet

Jodi Heffernan

Lost - Silkscreen and Transparent Relief
Lost – Silkscreen and Transparent Relief

Martin King

the time has come - Etching and Chine-collé
the time has come – Etching and Chine-collé

Deborah Klein

Ideopsis gaura (Dainty paperwing) Woman - Hand coloured linocut
Ideopsis gaura (Dainty paperwing) Woman – Hand coloured linocut

Bruno Leti

These Trees - Etching
These Trees – Etching

John Neeson

Albion-Too steep, Too High – Intaglio, stencil and woodcut
Albion-Too steep, Too High – Intaglio, stencil and woodcut

James Pasakos

Melbourne Docks - Drypoint
Melbourne Docks – Drypoint

Melissa Smith

Inbetween, - Linocut
Inbetween, – Linocut

Deborah Williams

Ubiquitous - Etching and roulette
Ubiquitous – Etching and roulette