Diving into the flow and blend of cultures across borders. From Japonisme to Pokémon, modern diaspora to WWII internment, Sakamoto to Elvis in Noh, and mochiron, the ubiquitous vending machine, contributors illuminate the theme through a mix of essays, poetry, photography, and illustrations. Part II coming September 2024.
The triennial … brings together printmakers, academicians, researchers and materials/tool makers. [It] offers a forum for international discussion, and a way for people from different disciplines and different countries to share ideas about this exciting technique, rooted in history, but evolving in new directions that reflect the ideas of contemporary artists.
After 6 months of respectful meticulous consultation and design, When the World was Soft done and uploaded for printing. Thank you beyond words to editor Erica Wagner, designer Sandra Nobes and the team at Allen & Unwin. The patience with detail and collaborative approach so appreciated and such a pleasure. The resulting book everything aimed for from the start but more. Look forward to holding the hard copy – and the journey to release in April.
As AI seeps into every corner of life, not least illustration, weekly days in the mokuhanga – 木版画 – studio are a respite, inspiration and ever humbling. The carving muscle memory from decades past remains, yet so too does the challenge of decades ahead to truly master – if ever – printing.
Triptych that can be divided into three individual prints finished – bridging imagery of personal vision with resonance for the viewer. Reductive discipline of monochrome. Lack of ctrl alt Z..
Great to see The Age article on Connection immersive experience, opening 23 June, Melbourne.
143 high-definition projectors will display artworks across 3000sqm of gallery space.
‘A lot of people like Aboriginal art because it is colourful or pretty, but … are quite challenged by Aboriginal art too, by not knowing or understanding how to interpret it or not feeling like they have permission to be involved. Connection is just so inclusive‘.