Monday, November 2, 2015

Australian Print Triennial: A Handful of Highlights

Pictured above is a montage from last weekend's Australian Print Triennial in Mildura (click image to enlarge).
Top left: Opening Keynote Speaker Robyn Archer
Top right: the Goldfields Printmakers were well represented. L-R: Loris Button, Penny Peckham, Catherine Pilgrim, Kir Larwill, Dianne Longley, Deborah Klein, Melissa Proposch and Diana Orinda-Burns. 
Bottom left: (L-R) Silvi Glattauer, Jazmina Cininas and Martin King. 
Bottom right: Myself and old friend Heather Shimmen. 

The weekend was a roller coaster ride of thought-provoking talks, demonstrations, workshops and Q and A sessions, punctuated with interludes of amazing live music and countless animated conversations conducted over marvellous food. Who could ask for anything more? I can't begin to imagine the months of effort and planning that went into organising this event, especially as it's the first ever triennial. The attention to detail was astounding and we were treated like royalty.

Thankfully my own contribution (see previous post) was well received - but then I couldn't have wished for a more receptive audience. 

Julie Chambers and Kevin, thank you so much for your incredible generosity. We artists are blessed to have you our lives. Thanks also to the amazing Art Vault team, to Sasha Grishin, Helen Healey, Robyn Archer and everyone else who contributed to making the Australian Print Triennial an unqualified success.