Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Neoteric Print: Artist Douglas Arana Printing at Brush & Press Studio for Month of Print

Neoteric Print is a celebration of the diverse print media currently being explored in Townsville amongst emerging and mid career artists.

Townsville Has a dynamic printmaking community which has been developing over a long period of time incubating, and still currently offered, at the Barrier Reef Institute TAFE then a Bachelor of Visual Arts at James Cook University, and most recently the forming of Pressnorth, a Townsville based printmaking group comprising of 40 members actively exhibiting, teaching and earning a living from printmaking.

Douglas Arana is one of 13 artists participating in Neoteric Print at Umbrella Studio from 30 September to 5 November 2011.

Printmaking is widely celebrated within Australia with Townsville being one of the most vibrant printmaking communities with artists winning awards in recognition of their skills across many mediums including artist books. Neoteric Print is part of a national Month of Print and co-insides with Impact 7 an International Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking Conference, 27-30 September 2011, Hosted by Monash University, Caulfield, Victoria.

neoteric - Used to describe a person, especially an author, it means one belongs to modern/recent times—but it might also refer to a person having a modern outlook or new ideas; when used of things, it indicates that they are modern, new, or recent.

These following images are of Douglas Arana printing two works for the exhibition at Brush & Press Studio, 375 Flinders Street Townsville.

Neoteric Print: Doug Arana, Aja Ausman, Kelly Bianchi, John Bradshaw, Laura Castell, Michelle Hall, Donna Foley, Karen Fiorito, Sheree Kinlydise, Jo Lankester, Kyana Pike, Gerald Soworka, Sandra Wright

Exhibition Opening: 7pm Friday 30 September by Jo Lankester
Artist Talk: 11am Sunday 9 October 2011
Exhibition Duration 30 September 6 November 2011

Brush & Press Studio is possible thanks to the Renew Townsville Initiative

Happy Printing!

Jo Lankester

P.S Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.
Henry David Thoreau

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