TRANSMEDIAL: Expanding Technologies in Contemporary Printmaking

Opening event Friday 21 May from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
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Printmaking Symposium Sunday 23 May from 11am to 2pm
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Curated by academic and artists Monika Lukowska and Sarah Robinson, this exhibition will investigate work that shares an affinity of expanding technologies in contemporary printmaking by: Paul Catanese (USA), Deborah Cornell (USA), Susanne Klein, (UK) Ingrid Ledent (B), Santiago Pérez (AUS), Marta Pogorzelec (PL), Magda Stawarska-Beavan (UK), and Jo Stockham (UK). A rich forum is assured through the wide selection of inventive interdisciplinary artworks that have never been seen in Perth before.

Highlights of the exhibition include: Marta Pogorzelec’s lenticular prints that challenge the two dimensional surface of print, rotating 3D Botheads that lie in the virtual and material world by Jo Stockham, Paul Catanese’s performative use of drone technologies in conjunction with traditional printmaking techniques, Santiago Pérez’s interdisciplinary design practice rethinks fabrication technologies and materials using robotics, and innovative use of the 19th Century technique of Woodburytype by chemistry expert Susanne Klein.

The exhibition will be accompanied by guided tours, mentoring sessions for fine art students, printmaking workshops and a symposium, Transmedial Aesthetics in Contemporary Printmaking on Sunday May 23rd 2021, 11-2pm.

Susanne Klein, Associate Professor at the Centre for Fine Print Research, UK commented: ‘Society is swamped by volatile images with a live span of sometimes only minutes’ explaining her Re-invention of historic printing methods like Woodburytype, collotype, lithography and photogravure to push ‘the boundaries with modern materials to take the printing methods beyond their original possibilities’.

TRANSMEDIAL: Expanding Technologies in Contemporary Printmaking will open on 21st May at 6:30pm and run from 22 May - 19 June 2020. An exciting program of free events will accompany the exhibition being hosted at PS, 22-26 Pakenham St, Fremantle Western Australia.

This project is generously supported by a DLGSC funding WA.