Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The Flyway Print Exchange

By Brisbane based artist Amanda O'Sullivan. 2013, silkscreen

I took part in the Flyway Print Exchange Project last year organised by a Melbourne printmaker Kate Gorringe-Smith.
It's an exhibition of original prints created by artists who live along the East Asian-Australasian 

Flyway, the path flown by migratory birds from Australia and New Zealand through Asia to their breeding grounds above the Arctic Circle.

Twenty artists, from nine of the twenty-two Flyway countries, created prints inspired by the idea of the Flyway. One print from each edition will then be posted, unprotected, along the Flyway and back, echoing the birds’ journey, adding the impression of migration and distance to the works and referencing the weathering of the migrating birds’ plumage.

The exhibition features two sets of prints: one pristine and framed, the other one worn and weathered, which has been posted without protection along the flyway from New Zealand to Alaska and back to echo the birds’ journeys.
By Alaskan artist Ed Mighell, 2013, etching
9 – 28 September
Opening Thursday 11 Thursday 6 – 8pm

The Atrium, Federation Square
​Tuesday - Saturday: 11.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday: 12.00pm - 5.00pm

This exhibition is generously sponsored by Melbourne Water

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