BONSAI / PRINT - an exhibition of Bonsai and Printmaking


  • Megalo Print Studio + Gallery 21 Wentworth Avenue Kingston, ACT, 2604 Australia

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.