Australian Print Triennial
Mildura BMW Australian Print Triennial
29 October – 1 November 2015
Spearheaded by local gallery The Art Vault, the Mildura BMW Australian Print Triennial was a major international art event, bringing together artists, academics, arts ambassadors and practising print-makers from Australia and overseas to engage in a celebration of art printmaking and its significance in the culture of modern Australia.
A feature of the event was the inaugural Australian Print Triennial Prize, which attracted a large number of high quality entries from around the country and the globe. Rather than share in the generous prize of over $10,000 in value, joint winners Ray Arnold and Graeme Peebles were both awarded the works, including $5,000 in cash and a three-week residency and exhibition at The Art Vault in Mildura.
More than 160 printmakers attended the event to see workshops with experts, major international exhibitions, forums, community events, panels and debates, plus a triennial dinner at Ampelon Gardens. An awesome lineup of speakers included Robyn Archer, Reg Mombassa, Judy Watson, ex de Medici, Geoffrey Ricardo, Rona Green, Mini Graff, Deborah Klein, Glenda Orr, Dianne Longley, Ron McBurnie and Arone Meeks.
Trouble attended the opening at the ADFA building and two of six printmaking workshops that were running on Friday 30th October – Vicki Reynolds’ Laser engraving of plates (with Josh Searson assisting) and Silvi Glattauer’s Photogravure: an integration of digital technologies.
Photos by Melissa Proposch (unless otherwise stated)
For more info – aptmildura.com.au