26°S 121°E | On the Map

On the Map

26°S 121°E | On the Map presents a comprehensive survey of printmaking in Western Australia. Curated by Laura A. Taylor, this exhibition unites work by 35 WA print artists and presents a tantalising glimpse of the diversity of print practices that can be found between Broome and Albany.

Art Exhibition previously on at Mundaring Arts Centre in Other Metro Perth precinct, Western Australia, Australia.
From Friday 15 September 2017 to Sunday 15 October 2017
Launch Friday 15 September 2017, 19.00-20.30pm

26°S 121°E | On the Map  image 'Within the Fabric Within' by Penny Hudson image 'Shadow Study' by Tessa Beale image 'A Measure of Home 3' by Melanie McKee image 'In Search of Lost Time May 31 2017 12.48-12.57pm' by Monique Bosshard Curby image 'Under the Surface' by Nicola Cowie image 'Lore Man' by Michael Jalaru Torres image 'Burringurrah, Gascogne' by Helen Clarke image

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26°S 121°E | On the Map is an exciting collaboration between Mundaring Arts Centre (MAC), Printmakers Association of Western Australia (PAWA) and Print Council of Australia (PCA), presenting a comprehensive survey of printmaking in Western Australia.

There are many artists groups with printmaking studios operating in and servicing their communities around Western Australia, for example: Little Press (West Perth), Beau est Mien (Northbridge), Tresillian Arts Centre (Nedlands), Butter Factory (Denmark), Rainbird Print Studio (Esperance), Margaret River Open Studios, The South West Printmakers, Quindalup Artists, Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre (Derby) and Waringarri Aboriginal Arts (Kununurra). Together, these disparate groups and individual artists form a vibrant print industry within WA’s visual arts sector.

Curated by Laura A. Taylor, 26°S 121°E | On the Map unites work by 35 Western Australian print artists and presents a tantalising glimpse of the diversity of print practices that can be found between Broome and Albany. A number of selected pieces represent well-known WA printmakers, while others introduce innovative younger artists who are steadily establishing a reputation of their own. However, the exhibition pays homage to all WA artists working in the ancient art form of ‘print making’ – artists who incorporate various techniques (for example, etching, woodcut, lithography, screen-printing, transfer) or reinterpret these technical processes into a modern narrative that speaks to a world that increasingly values the hand-made over the mass-produced, and seeks out the artisan over the anonymous. 26°S 121°E | On the Map testifies that while geographical location may inform these artists’ works it is no barrier to plugging into the global contemporary arts network.

The 35 participating WA artists are: Susan Allwood, Tessa Beale, Monique Bosshard Curby, Leanne Bray, Rhonda Breen, Jillian Ciemitis, Helen Clarke, Lorraine Corker, Moira Court, Nicola Cowie, Shelley Cowper, Annette Davis, Willemina Foeken, Sandra Hall, Penny Hudson, Michael Jalaru Torres, Shana James, Hannah Katarski, Guundie Kuchling, Pippa Lightfoot, Camilla Loveridge, Monika Lukowska, Aliesha Mafrici, Andrew McDonald, Clyde McGill, Melanie McKee, Elizabeth Morrison, Rosemary Mostyn, Dallas Perry, Eveline Ruys, Petra Saravanamuthu, Bridget Seaton, Elmari Steyn, Janette Trainer and Vanessa Wallace.

The exhibition, which has been funded by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) Culture and the Arts (WA), is held in tandem with PCA’s national 2017 Print Commission folio launch. Each year PCA commissions 10 Australian artists from an open call for submissions to create an edition of prints. Two independent arts professionals judge entries and select 10 final prints to be commissioned. The selected artists produce a limited edition of between 30-40 prints in their chosen medium. This year’s chosen artists are: Jacqueline Aust, TJ Bateson, David Fairbairn, Locust Jones, Roslyn Kean, Jenny Kitchener, Deborah Klein, Diane Masters, Gwenn Tasker, and Joel Wolter.

Supporting the 26°S 121°E | On the Map exhibition is a series of five public printmaking workshops delivered by PAWA at the Midland Junction Arts Centre. For further information and bookings, please visit www.mundaringartscentre.com.au or call 9295 3991.

Mundaring Arts Centre is in the heart of Mundaring at 7190 Great Eastern Hwy (corner Nichol St). The exhibition is open to the public from Saturday 16 September to Sunday 15 October 2017. Entry is free and the Gallery and Shop are open Tuesday – Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am – 3pm (closed Mondays and Public Holidays).


7190 Great Eastern Highway (corner Nichol Street)
Mundaring Western Australia