25 Japanese printmakers, together with 25 members from Sydney Printmakers, come collectively as one to present 25×25: Contemporary Japanese & Australian Printmaking, an exhibition that celebrates the cultural collaboration of printmaking at the Japan Foundation Gallery. The exhibition will contain 50 prints in total, one from each artist, with three public events to accompany the show.
Karen Ball, President of Sydney Printmakers, gives us a preview into the content of the show, “there will be a wide variety of printmaking techniques on display, including traditional wood block, etching and lithography through to lino cut, screen printing and digital printmaking. Some of the artists combine several of these techniques in one print to create contemporary, hybrid compositions. Each print is an original artwork.”
Neilton Clarke, Curator of the Japan line-up adds, “Japan, with its riches and lengthy lineage in this realm – ukiyo-e and the tradition of woodblock printing going back to the Edo period comes to mind – seemed like an ideal orbit with which to connect. While the Edo period may be history, there is no shortage of active printmaking professionals practising in Japan today, and who collectively embody a new era.”
There will also be a selection of events and talks to compliment the exhibit, but please RSVP online as places are limited.
When: 12th to 30th August 2013, Monday to Saturday 11am to 4pm
Where: Japan Foundation Gallery, Level 1, Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Square, Sydnet