BONSAI / PRINT - an exhibition of Bonsai and Printmaking
Apr
8
Apr 30

BONSAI / PRINT - an exhibition of Bonsai and Printmaking

  • Megalo Print Studio + Gallery

Opens 2pm, Saturday 9 April 2016
Exhibition dates: Saturday 9 – 30 April 2016

John Hart / Sui Jackson / Amy Kerr-Menz / Peter McLean / Annika Romeyn / Wayne D / Roger H / Steve L / Mike W

The BONSAI PRINT project brought together two diverse creative groups so that the participants could share ideas, exchange skills and gain and develop a deeper understanding of Bonsai and Print Processes among the participants. The collaborative element took various forms and was principally inspired by the length of time required to grow and style a bonsai tree.

Megalo Members joined Bonsai/Print participants for printmaking demonstrations during 2015 which included, etching, lithography and screen print. Some printmakers have begun to grow their own trees, and begin the long journey toward a ‘finished’ Bonsai, while some Bonsai artists have been inspired by the possibilities inherent in printmaking and are developing their own two-dimensional work for display.

The group have concentrated on creative utilisation of the inflexibility of Bonsai processes and the relative flexibility of print to create a unique group exhibition. Trees and some of the artwork will be refreshed throughout the exhibition.

Kukkiri - Amy Kerr-Menz & Melinda Heal
Mar
31
Apr 12

Kukkiri - Amy Kerr-Menz & Melinda Heal

  • Galerie h2o Kyoto Japan

Amy Kerr-Menz and Melinda Heal exhibit Katazome and Yuzen dyed works at Galerie h2o in Kyoto, Japan.

「Kukkiri」 means distinct and bold. For both artists, this is part of the attraction of the traditional resist techniques Katazome and Yuzen; the creative effort involved in achieving crisp, clear resist lines and patterns.

Washi dyed with rich natural dye colours, transparent silk with flying parrots, incredibly detailed hand-cut stencils and multilayered fabric works, Kerr-Menz and Heal bring a new and Australian twist to traditional Japanese techniques.

Kerr-Menz's participation in Kukkiri is supported by the ACT Government.

Galerie h2o
MAP https://goo.gl/maps/VAJzR
north of Sanjo/Tominokoji St Intersection
10min walk from Kyoto Shiyakushomae Subway Station
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Open 12-7pm daily (Closed Monday, final day until 5pm)

メリンダとエイミーが京都で二人展を開きます!3月31日から4月12日の2週間、ギャラリーh20で型染と友禅の作品を展示します。

Kukkiriと残される白い線や模様が、私たちには型染と友禅染の魅力の一つです。伝統的な技法を使うと大変な所もありますが、色々な可能を持っている技法なので何よりも楽しいです。

和紙を植物染料で染めた作品、絹に飛んでいるインコの作品、手で彫ったすごく細かい型紙の作品、数枚の生地を重ねた作品も!

日本の伝統技法を用いたオーストラリアの感覚で作った作品を楽しみにしてください~
春になりましたので、お出かけるシーズンですね!花見など行かれる際にぜひ立ち寄ってください!

ギャラリーH2O
地図 https://goo.gl/maps/VAJzR
http://www.eaudesign.com/h2o/
https://www.facebook.com/galerie.h2o/
富小路三条上ル
12~19時 (月曜日休廊。最終日17時まで)