As far as the eye can see celebrates the contemporary topography of both landscape and printmaking. The exhibition challenges these doubly conventional themes through the work of 22 Australian artists, whose work reflects the breadth and depth of print practice in Australia today.
The artists express their individual relationships to the land through a variety of print media, describing both the vast scale and the intimate detail of our diverse natural environment and portraying Australia’s unique and varied geography.
From Aboriginal desert story-tellers and knowledge keepers, through the regional experience of World Heritage sites and journeys from city to country (or simply from place to place), to the urban printmaker’s challenge of speaking up in the face of climate change and mining, the common thread running through the exhibition is a deep respect for the land and a desire to continue sharing a meaningful relationship with it.
These artists make it clear that in a virtual, digital and mechanical age the need to remain connected to the natural world has never been more urgent.
The exhibition features the work of Tasmanian artists Antonia Aitken and Raymond Arnold as well as G. W. Bot (ACT), Susanna Castleden (WA), Jan Davis (NSW), Gary Jolley (NSW), Locust Jones (NSW), Martin King (VIC), Judith Martinez (NSW), Clyde McGill (WA), Helen Mueller (NSW), Alice Nampitjinpa (NT), Dorothy Napangardi (NT), Daniel O’Shane (QLD), Janet Parker-Smith (NSW), Julie Paterson (NSW), Olga Sankey (SA), Gary Shinfield (NSW), Rochelle Summerfield (NSW), Chris Tobin (NSW), Judy Watson (QLD) and Freedom Wilson (NSW).
As far as the eye can see is a Blue Mountains City Art Gallery touring exhibition. It is supported by the Visions regional touring program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to cultural material for all Australians.
Exhibition Dates: 8 June – 28 July 2019
Venue: Main Gallery, Devonport Regional Gallery, paranaple arts centre
Official opening: Friday 7 June, 6pm
Artist Talk: Saturday 8 June, 11 am, with artist Gary Shinfield
Twilight Talk: Thursday 25 July, 5.30pm, with artist Raymond Arnold
Top Image: ROCHELLE SUMMERFIELD Lost 2016, pigment print on archival paper, 89 x 113 cm. Courtesy the artist.
Bottom Image: JULIE PATERSON Mountain Landscape (in process) 2016, screen print on linen, 35 x 44 cm. Courtesy the artist.
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