Material Thinking: The Poetics of Process is a collaborative exhibition between Brisbane based artist/printmaker Glen Skien and members of the Black Gully Print group. Essentially the exhibition forms a collision of print, collage, artists’ books and the photographic image that explores a variety of artists personal connection with process and their intuitive engagement with materials.
Opening Night Event: Friday 8th February from 6.00pm
Image: Glen Skein, Atlas 2018, monotype, hand bound books and reverse text
After returning from the workshop held in late January in the Museum of Printing at NERAM, Glen reflected:
“Returning from a two day workshop at the New England Regional Art Museum working with the Black Gully Printmakers group. In a workshop that literally used the material surfaces of a range of garments, each participant was asked to bring a garment or fragment of material as a means of exploring notions of ritual through print and collage. Extending upon the use of the photographic image as a form of disturbance, each participant used the most basic monotype methods to create a variety of rich and engaging works.
Thankyou to all who participated. The time and care taken by each participant in not only the making but also in reflecting upon the nuanced associations between material and medium, often so easily passed over within the process of making, made the experience truly satisfying. The outcomes of the workshop will be exhibited at the Armidale Regional Gallery together with my own works in February.“
NERAM is open 10am - 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays and public holidays).