Print making with Bula`Bula and Milingimbi artists
Jacqueline Gribbin and Karlissa Kennedy from the Northern Editions printmaking team ventured out to Ramingining in north Arnhem Land to deliver the first VET workshop for 2013 in Japanese-style wood block printing at the Bula`Bula art centre.
Artists from Milingimbi arts and culture also travelled to the art centre to participate in the combined workshop.
Artists who participated and enjoyed this exciting workshop were - Bobby Bunungurr, Dorothy Djukulul, Robyn Djunginy and Roy Burnyla from Bula`Bula artists.
Raymond Bulambula, Joe Gibbs, David Mabubu and David Roy from Milingimbi artists. All artists hope to travel to Northern Editions later this year to continue their work
Northern Editions printers working with the artists at Bula`Bula arts centre.
September 2012 - Workshop
Northern Editions print makers Jacqueline Gribbin and Glynis Lee travelled to Balgo in Western Australia to deliver a workshop in Etching and Japanese-style wood block to the Warlayirti artists.
They spent 5 exhilarating days working with artists like Eubena Nampitjin and Helicopter Joe and more, and produced an exciting selection of etching plates and woodblocks.
DARWIN FESTIVAL EXHIBITIONS - 2012
A good time was had by all as the Darwin Festival and Northern Editions presented their Exhibitions - Maternal Lines and Bede Tungutalum in the Northern Editions Gallery and Big Family Continues in the Nan Giese Gallery. An enthusiastic crowd enjoyed viewing beautiful art works, Jean Baptiste Apuatumi preforming her dancing in ceremony and the opening speeches by Franchesca Cubillo, Djambawa Marawili and Anita Angel .
Jean Baptiste with her 3D prints Big Family Continues - Concertina Book
Celebrations for ANKAAA`s 25th Anniversary
In November 2011 Northern Editions delivered a printmaking workshop to approximately 20 artists from across Northern Australia. The artists gathered at Adelaide River as part of the Association of Northern, Kimberley & Arnhem Aboriginal Artists (ANKAAA) annual AGM. Several of the artists worked on copperplate dry point etchings. Each image tells a story. These images and stories are an exciting part of the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of ANKAAA in 2012.
Exhibition – Big family continues
Showing August 7th - 31st Nan Giese Gallery, Building Orange 10 Charles Darwin University Campus, Casuarina
The prints are to be compiled together with 26 prints commissioned by ANKAAA in early 2011 to make a concertina artist book, ultimately comprising of approximately 34 prints by artists from the ANKAAA supported art centres and informal artists' groups (which include approximately 5000 member artists), as well as ANKAAA board members. The artists come from four areas spanning more than one million square kilometres across the Top End and encompassing the Kimberley, Tiwi Islands, Arnhem Land, and the Darwin and Katherine regions. The cover of this book is a specially commissioned screen printed image onto fabric by Djambawa Marawili AM, senior artist and Chairman of ANKAAA. His thoughtfully chosen story tells of the importance of sharing, and thus brings to the fore the relevance of artists collaborating together and sharing their knowledge and stories. The work of high profile artists such as Freddie Timms, Bobby Bununggurr, Thelma Dixon, and Regina Wilson will be included in the book, to name a few.
Exhibition - Maternal Lines
Showing 7th August - 28th September, Northern Editions Gallery, Building Orange 9 Charles Darwin University Campus, Casuarina
During the Darwin Festival season, Northern Editions in conjunction with Tiwi Design will be showcasing new works, produced during our latest workshop with world-renowned Tiwi Island artists, Jean Baptiste Apuatimi and Maria Josette Orsto. Large scale prints were produced and for the first time these amazing artists have produced 3 dimensional prints by utilising aquatint and sugarlift techniques.
BEDE TUNGUTALUM IN COLLABORATION WITH NORTHERN EDITIONS
Showing 7th August - 28th September, Northern Editions Gallery, Building Orange 9 Charles Darwin University Campus, Casuarina.
Northern Editions has worked in collaboration with renowned Tiwi Islands artist Bede Tungutalum. Bede has worked at the Northern Editions workshop at Charles Darwin University campus and collaborate with its team of printers, on a Japanese style water based woodblock printmaking project. Northern Editions is presently the only printmaking workshop in Australia that collaborates with established artists in this little practised classical technique and is the only workshop to have printers highly trained in the technique. It is a non toxic and direct printmaking process that utilises local pigments.
We are pleased to welcome Christine Miezis, who will be joining CDU as the new Northern Editions Gallery Manager, this December 12th. In 2011, Northern Editions has been re-integrated within the School of Creative Arts and Humanities, and we are pleased to see strong linkages and partnerships being formed which will benefit the students and staff of the University as well as continue to position Northern Editions as one of Australia’s leading editioning Printmaking Workshop and Gallery.
This month Northern Editions began its end of year exhibition ‘The Full Stocking Show’, with prints on display for less than $400. The selection of prints can Viewed in the Northern Editions gallery or our online gallery.
Due the strength of the great work produced on the Tiwi Islands and the accompanying paper and presentation delivered at the inaugural Mokuhanga Conference in Japan, Workshop manager Jacqueline Gribbin has been invited back to Japan for a 5 week artist residency in January 2012. During the residency, Jacqueline will learn even more advanced cutting and printing techniques, as well as specialist paper preparation and book binding techniques.
We wish Jacqueline the best of luck for her residency and look forward to having her share her newly finessed mokuhanga Skills with us upon her return.
Northern Editions was pleased to be once again invited to run a workshop at the Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists (ANKAAA) Annual General Meeting at Mount Bundy Station in Adelaide River. Northern Editions printmakers Jacqueline Gribbin and Karlissa Kennedy worked with about 20 artists from across Northern Australia including the Kimberley, Tiwi Islands and Arnhem Land.
Despite the heavy rain, stormy conditions and the thick mud, some great plates were proofed on the Ute beneath the tarpaulin. Next to us master screen printer Timothy Growcott worked with the artists to produce some stunning T-shirt designs, eventually shutting up shop at 12 midnight!
The resulting dry-points will be editioned in 2012 as an ANKAAA collaborative project in celebration of ANKAAA’s 25th anniversary.