Posts tagged French Connections
Keep an eye on

Recently landed: Keep an eye on, a new article on Marginalia (by Gracia) introduces you to the prints within our current exhibition

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Not a royal residence but a garrison fortress, lithograph with hand-colouring. Image drawn directly on to the lithographic plates by the Artists and processed, proofed and printed in three colours from three plates, by APW Printer Martin King and hand-coloured by the Artists, at Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, 2019.

In the museum

Recently landed: In the museum, a new article on Marginalia (by Gracia) introduces you to the specimens within Through a glass eye

(This work was produced with APW Printers at Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, as part of Australian Print Workshop’s French Connections project curated by APW Director Anne Virgo OAM)

Watercolour and pencil, blue, green, more

Recently landed: Watercolour and pencil, blue, green, more, a new article on Marginalia (by Gracia) looks at the hand-colouring process of our Through a glass eye prints, created as part of the Australian Print Workshop’s French Connections project

(This work was produced with APW Printers at Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, as part of Australian Print Workshop’s French Connections project curated by APW Director Anne Virgo OAM)

Through a glass eye

We are delighted to invite you to our exhibition Through a glass eye at the Australian Print Workshop. If you are free and curious to see this work with your own eyes, we’d love to see you at the opening.

APW President Joe Connor & APW Director Anne Virgo OAM invite you to the first exhibition of APW’s French Connections project

Australian Print Workshop is proud to present the results of a major international project French Connections, curated by APW Director Anne Virgo OAM, planned in collaboration with the National Gallery of Australia and made possible by the generous support of The Collie Print Trust.

Four leading contemporary Australian artists, Martin Bell, Megan Cope, Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison joined APW on an ambitious research trip to Paris (May 2018), to explore French Connections with our region — with a particular emphasis on the interplay of natural history, the history of science, empire, art and anthropology relating to early French exploration of Australia and the Pacific, as well as other French/Australian connections.

APW and the Artists’ privileged access to study rarely seen and highly significant collections in leading museums has informed and inspired the production of an exciting new body of work in the print medium. This is the first of a series of French Connections exhibitions at APW Gallery.


Opening
2 pm – 4 pm
Saturday 1st of June, 2019

The exhibition runs until Saturday the 29th of June, 2019.

Australian Print Workshop
210 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
Tuesday to Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

#FrenchConnectionsAPW

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, At the Musée Fragonard d’Alfort, etching with hand-colouring. Image drawn directly on to the copper plate by the Artists and processed, proofed and printed in an edition of 20 (plus proofs), in three colours from one plate, by APW Printer Martin King and hand-coloured by the Artists, at Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, 2019.

New titles for the Melbourne Art Book Fair

We're excited to be returning to the NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair for the fifth year running. In a few days, we will be in the Great Hall, beneath the Leonard French coloured shards, ready to introduce you to
Animate. Animated. Animal. ($8)
Please, I'm looking for (whatever you are looking for) ($8)
Museum Sketches: Your Specimens Sing an Operatic Chorus ($8)
and Five views of a creeping Honey possum (Tarisipes rostratus) ($4).

Alongside these titles, we will also have editions of Paint Out ($20) and Ripples in the Open ($5) released at Sticky Institute's Festival of the Photocopier, earlier in the year.

NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair
Great Hall, NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Friday 15th – Sunday 17th March, 2019
10am–5pm

See you there!

In the direction that one is facing

Recently landed: In the direction that one is facing, a new article on Marginalia (by Gracia) takes a look at a suite of prints currently being created as part of French Connections

French Connections process at the Australian Print Workshop

“In a little yellow house with green door and shutters”

Recently landed: "In a little yellow house with green door and shutters", a new article on Marginalia (by Gracia), part 3, in Amsterdam, post French Connections

And so we walked and walked the curves of Amsterdam, before ending up at a market where we feasted on a potato and spinach gözleme made over a griddle with the second nature swiftness and assurance of hand like a bird on the wing

And so we walked and walked the curves of Amsterdam, before ending up at a market where we feasted on a potato and spinach gözleme made over a griddle with the second nature swiftness and assurance of hand like a bird on the wing

French Connections, rewound

In May this year, French Connections commenced with a two-week study tour of Paris.

French Connections is part of an international project instigated and led by Anne Virgo OAM, Director of Australian Print Workshop, which aims to generate a significant body of work in the print medium.

We were thrilled to be invited, alongside two other artists, Martin Bell and Megan Cope, and now that we have returned, we are keen to make new work inspired by all the incredible material we saw, collections we explored, and places we scampered through. 

But before we do, rewind to see the story so far,
French Connections, part 1
French Connections, part 2
French Connections, part 3
French Connections, part 4
French Connections, part 5
French Connections, part 6
French Connections, part 7

Inspired by the theories of the 'state of nature' expounded by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, La Hameau de la Reine was built between 1783 and 1786, under the supervision of Richard Mique, and drew influence from the traditional rustic architecture of Normandy, replete with a decorative windmill, dovecote, and dairy

Inspired by the theories of the 'state of nature' expounded by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, La Hameau de la Reine was built between 1783 and 1786, under the supervision of Richard Mique, and drew influence from the traditional rustic architecture of Normandy, replete with a decorative windmill, dovecote, and dairy

Ver-sighed

Recently landed: Ver-sighed, a new article on Marginalia (by Gracia), part 7, takes a closer look at a recent study tour to Paris as part of a project with the Australian Print Workshop and the National Gallery of Australia

Like an El Lissitzky innovation, we made Paris our ‘proun’, a "construction to be looked at from all sides: from above, from below, and from around"

Like an El Lissitzky innovation, we made Paris our ‘proun’, a "construction to be looked at from all sides: from above, from below, and from around"

Golden animals

Recently landed: Golden animals, a new article on Marginalia (by Gracia), part 5, takes a closer look at a recent study tour to Paris as part of a project with the Australian Print Workshop and the National Gallery of Australia

Since visiting the Musée Fragonard d’Alfort, whenever we rub our temples we will picture them blue like the painted skulls on display

Since visiting the Musée Fragonard d’Alfort, whenever we rub our temples we will picture them blue like the painted skulls on display

In the archives

Recently landed: In the archives, a new article on Marginalia (by Gracia), part 4, takes a closer look at a recent study tour to Paris as part of a project with the Australian Print Workshop and the National Gallery of Australia

Deep within the Musée des Archives nationales

Deep within the Musée des Archives nationales