Literature and art, both mediums express ideas, emotions and desires. So when you combine the two you get something pretty spectacular.
You get The Australian Literature Print Exchange Exhibition.
The Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop are absolutely delighted to be presenting this celebration of creativity - an exhibition where literature and art come together. The Australian Literary Print Exchange brings you artistic visual interpretations of Australian authors, playwrights and poets via the art of printmaking.
Printmaking is the art of making pictures or designs by printing them from specifically prepared plates or blocks. These images are placed onto paper, fabric, parchment and plastic. Renowned artists like Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso created some magnificent art pieces using this technical and creative medium.
This May and June, The Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop will be displaying the works of 32 printmakers inspired by Australian literature. Each artist was allocated an Australian literature title chosen from an array of genres. From children’s titles (Animalia, Graeme Base) to coming of age tales (Looking for Alibrandi, Melina Marchetta) to timeless classics (Picnic at Hanging Rock, Joan Lindsay) and enduring poems (Waltzing Matilda, Banjo Paterson), this exhibition has something for all ages.
Gallery owner, Soula Mantalvanos, says that during last year's exhibition (where artists were allocated a great author to portray) she found that people enjoyed coming in and “trying to ascertain - not only the author, but also the title chosen by the artist. Some of the artists really push the boundaries and the print medium results in another creative translation of the author’s piece”.
See your favourite books come alive at The Australian Literature Print Exchange. Artwork interpretation of your favourite Aussie books, plays and poems will be on display at The Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop from 3rd May to 17th June 2018.