Jacqueline Aust, Locust Jones and Deborah Klein have all been selected for the Print Council of Australia Print Commission for 2017. Each year the Print Council of Australia commissions 10 artists from an open call for submissions to create an edition of prints for the PCA Print Commission, which is then offerered to PCA members, collectors and institutional collections across Australia.
Aiko Robinson has recently commenced a two year scholarship at the Tokyo University of the Arts to study traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking (Mokuhunga). This prestigious scholarship is awarded by the Japanese Government to only 3 students each year across all disciplines. This is an exciting opportunity for Aiko to extend her interest in the contemporary application of this traditional and demanding artform. Works created during her residency will be on exhibiition at her upcoming exhibition at Solander later in the year.
John Pusateri has just returned from a residency at La Sierra University, California with a solo exhibition at the Brandstater Gallery scheduled this October. John will also be having an exhibition at Solander during 2017. http://brandstatergallery.com/Upcoming-Exhibit
Locust Jones was invited to take part in the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia MCA – Conversation Starters series. In this event Locust undertook a five metre drawing over a four hour period in response to a continual news feed of world affairs footage. This raw, physical act of drawing offers a powerful and live translation of the bombardment of news we hear everyday.(Image courtesy Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, photograph: Anna Kucera)