Australian Printmaking Past & Present

Sat 8 Oct 16, 2pm

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Past program

NGV Australia, Federation Square

Ground Level

On the 50th anniversary of the Print Council of Australia, celebrate printmaking by looking at its history and contemporary practice. Revisit the history of the Council, founded in 1966, and hear practitioners and printers discuss contemporary trends.


Session 1

The Early Days of the Print Council in Melbourne: A Young Printmaker’s View in the Late Sixties and into the Seventies
Speaker Elizabeth Cross, independent art historian, curator and writer

Imagining Printmaking’s Future: Projecting From a Glass Half-full Perspective
Speaker Michael Kempson, Senior Lecturer and Convenor of Printmaking Studies, University of New South Wales and Director, Cicada Press

Session 2

Elsewhere World
Speaker Raymond Arnold, printmaker

Random Acts of Survival
Speakers eX de Medici and Ros Atkins, print collaborators


Session 3

John Nixon, Past and Present: In Conversation
Speakers John Nixon, artist and Trent Walter, Director, Negative Press

Community | Culture | Collaboration
Speakers Sean Smith, Studio Coordinator and Kylie Blackley, Printmaker Tutor, The Ownership Project

NGV Australia, Federation Square