I'm looking forward to teaching an upcoming stone lithography class at Megalo Print Studio (21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston, Canberra, Australia) over two Saturdays (17th & 24th October 10am-4pm). Lithographic stone is a wonderful surface to draw on and captures an amazing range of tones and marks. Whether it's your first experience with printmaking or you'd like a refresher in this technique, I will guide you through the process of preparing, drawing, processing and printing your lithographic stone in Megalo's well-equipped studio. If you are keen/curious you can find booking info etc here http://www.megalo.org/classes/current-classes/
It was an absolute pleasure to participate in CORE: Australian Printmakers Invitational exhibition at Waiheke Community Art Gallery (New Zealand) curated by Katherine Kennedy (July 17th-August 17th, 2015). I made two new lithographs responding to the 'core' theme and was honoured to exhibit alongside artists Ben Rak, Kyoko Imazu, Linda Swinfield, Olivia Willson,Tanya Crothers, Jet James, Michael Kempson, Rew Hanks, Rafael Butron, Dale Harding, Vernon Ah Kee, Elisabeth Cummings, Chris O’Doherty aka Reg Mombassa, and Katherine Kennedy. I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to visit New Zealand, explore the beautiful surrounding environment of Waiheke Island (40min ferry ride from Auckland) and attend a fabulous exhibition opening!
ARTIST TALK, Flinders Lane Gallery:
"Join Annika as she discusses the development of her arts practice which spans drawing, printmaking and painting processes, the natural landscape that inspires her so greatly, and her debut solo exhibition, 'Passage.' Held at FLG on Saturday 21st March 2015."
Many thanks to Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne for a great experience - I look forward to more exhibitions as a represented artist at FLG. Thanks also to Canberra Arts Patrons Organisation for assisting with the creation of new work for this exhibition (via the 2014 McGrath Emerging Artist Award) and to Arjen Romeyn for his assistance and support (especially with the Thunder-Rush Rapid concertina book construction). I really appreciated everyone taking the time to visit/enjoy the exhibition in person and/or online! Here are some photos of the work on display:
Passage, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, 2015 (install photos by Dean Butters)