TRANSMEDIAL: Expanding Technologies in Contemporary Printmaking

Exhibition open from May 22 to June 19, Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.

Curated by academic and artists Monika Lukowska and Sarah Robinson, this exhibition presents work by national and international artists, with a shared affinity of expanding technologies in contemporary printmaking.

TRANSMEDIAL showcases work by Paul Catanese (USA), Deborah Cornell (USA), Susanne Klein (UK), Ingrid Ledent (B), Santiago PĂ©rez (AUS), Marta Pogorzelec (PL), Magda Stawarska-Beavan (UK) and Jo Stockham (UK) who explore the continuing impact of digital technologies on the printmaking field. In bringing together eight creative practitioners TRANSMEDIAL investigates expanded printmaking practices and associated themes of digital materiality, matter, and various iterations of the matrix.

The aim of TRANSMEDIAL, and its program of events, is to initiate a conversation about the conceptual challenges, trajectories and future of the print medium. The work exhibited in TRANSMEDIAL offers immersive, multi-sensory experiences, encouraging the viewers to touch, listen and interact. This exhibition promotes the use of innovative printmaking techniques and their relation to form, process and ideas, highlighting the multidimensionality of printmaking, its vitality and strong position within contemporary art.

This exhibition runs for four weeks, and will be accompanied by a full program of events, including a symposium, titled 'Transmedial Aesthetics in Contemporary Printmaking', guided tours, mentoring sessions, printmaking workshops and artist talks. All events are free of charge but have limited capacity.


Exhibition Opening
Friday 21 May from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
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Printmaking Symposium: Transmedial Aesthetics in Contemporary Printmaking
With guest panel speakers:
Ruth Pelzer-Montana
Jo Stockam
Paul Uhlmann
Santiago Perez
Susanna Castleden,
Sunday 23 of May, 11am to 2pm
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Mentoring Sessions with Sarah Robinson and Monika Lukowska
Sunday 23rd of May, 3-4pm
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Workshop 1: Digital Bytes
A demonstration and workshop where participants will be shown how to use an iPhone image they have taken within the PS Heritage building to transfer onto pronto plates and print.
Tuesday 8th of June, 1-4pm
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Maximum number of attendees: 10

Workshop 2: Printmaking Samplers
An introduction to the medium of printmaking, its history and current trends. Participants will be invited to try print techniques such as linocut, drypoint and etching.
Thursday 10th of June, 6-8pm
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Maximum number of attendees: 10

Guided Tours
With Sarah Robinson and Monika Lukowska.
Friday 28th of May and Friday 11th of June, 12.30 - 1.30
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Maximum number of attendees: 15

PS Conversations
With TRANSMEDIAL curators and guest speaker Susanne Klein (Zoom) (UK)
Saturday 19th of June, 4-6pm

Santiago Perez: Robotic Mark Making in the Expanded Field Demonstration
Saturday 22nd May, 2-4pm
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Maximum number of attendees: 15

Santiago Perez: Robotic Extrusion Demonstration
Saturday May 29th, 2 -4pm
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Maximum number of attendees: 15

Virtual tour of the exhibition here:

This project is generously supported by DLGSC funding WA

Photos credits:

1. Paul Catanese, Stones & Drones (EXP 2) (2014). Lithograph, 63 x 51 cm. Photographer: Chris Flynn.

2. Marta Pogorzelec, Refugium (V) (2017). Lenticular print, 58.5 x 120 cm. Photographer: Piotr Pajak.

2. Ingrid Ledent, Mindframe (installation detail) (2020), lithography on Whenzhou paper, glued on cardboard tubes, size: diameter approximately 2.5 m. Photographer: Ivan Willemyns.