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The Expanding Print | Panel Discussion
Thu. 12 May 2016, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm AEST
Using the premise of the matrix, from which all prints emanate, Out of the Matrix at RMIT Gallery showcases a group of artists who activate an expanded understanding of print practice.
Join printmakers exhibiting in Out of the Matrix for this panel discussion on ‘the expanding print’.
Chair Jazmina Cininas, panel: Joel Gailer, Bridget Hillebrand, Clare Humphries, Andrew Tetzlaff.
One of the interesting things about artists who are print informed is that they are quite taken with media that do not appear to immediately relate, such as the moving image.
Notions of enactment and performance resonate with many artists who utilise a matrix base. A printed mode of production may bring with it a consciousness of the moment of contact between plate and paper as an event, as a ritual or even an embrace.
Some artists within this band of printmakers move away from the traditional matrix of plate block or screen and use referents of printed matter through materials, multiple and repetition. Here the essence of the matrix has altered… maybe there is a glitch in the system?
About the speakers
Jazmina Cininas’s technically demanding reduction linocuts of female werewolves have been exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. The unconventional portraits feature in ABCTV’s Re-Enchantment documentary project and can be found in many major Australian public collections. Jazmina completed her PhD project The Girlie Werewolf Hall of Fame in 2014.
Joel Gailer’s work directs its focus to the mass produced and commercial world of print and copy-based technologies. Highlighting our excessive and compliant consumption of printed media his prints are a light-hearted reverence for printmaking and its relationship to mass production, media and print processes.
Bridget Hillebrand is completing her practice-based PhD at Monash University. She has a Master Degree in Fine Art, RMIT University where she lectures in the Print Imaging Practice Studio at the School of Art. She has won a number of printmaking awards and is represented in numerous collections in Australia and overseas.
Clare Humphries current practice explores objects of the deceased and notions of materiality within rituals of bereavement. She is a lecturer in Drawing and Printmedia at the Victorian College of the Arts and has work represented in major public collections including the National Gallery of Australia.
Andrew Tetzlaff is a Melbourne-based artist, curator and academic. His practice considers the felt bodily encounter of matter, phenomena and site—specifically focusing on ways in which material objects can reveal or allude to intangible forces.
Event: The Expanding Print - panel discussion
Date: Thursday 12 May
Time: 5.30-6.30 pm
Location: Green Brain RMIT, Storey Hall
Level 7, 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Please note photos will be taken at this event.
Direct Start, 2016
Linocut and chalk
Courtesy of the artist.
Photo by Tobias Titz, RMIT Gallery, 2016.