Artists In Conversation | 2023 Experimental Print Prize Winners

Saturday 7 October, 11:30am — Saturday 7 October, 12:30pm

Join us for a special conversation with the 2023 Experimental Print Prize award winners, Margaret Manchee, One-Three Collective (David McBurney and Mark Dustin) and Simon Dubbeld, on Saturday 7 October, 11:30am.

The Experimental Print Prize, made possible through support from donor Michael Rigg, recognises the strong tradition of printmaking in Victoria, and acknowledges that experimentation and risk are essential to art. In 2023, the Experimental Print Prize once again draws together artists from across Victoria to investigate new possibilities within the bounds of printmaking.

This will be an informal conversation with the artists, traversing the exhibition space and delving into the concepts and processes behind each of the winning works. Discover the way in which these artists extend the limitations of printmaking to create their distinctively experimental works.

Free event, all welcome. No RSVP required.

Margaret Manchee, First Prize
Margaret Manchee, Chartered Accountant, combines a career in accounting with a fine art practice. She was born in Hong Kong and moved to Australia in the 1980s. Since graduating in Fine Art from the University of Melbourne – Victorian College of the Arts in 2008, she has been a printmaking teacher at Firestation Print Studio in Melbourne. She creates copper etchings, mono-printing, paintings/collages, Papier Mache and artist books. The recurring motif ‘circle’ in her work came from her Indonesian and Chinese heritage.

One-Three Collective, Highly Commended
One-Three Collective (David McBurney and Mark Dustin) is a project that invites print-based artists to work collaboratively with the same, or common, image information to produce print oriented, experimental images. Through the exploration of reproduction processes, they create artworks that challenge established print norms and examine evolving relationships between media, images, and artificiality. In a world where shared images are ubiquitous, One-Three Collective seeks to re-encode ambiguity and challenge notions of authenticity. Through their art, they invite viewers to question how and where an individual view begins or ends within the complex existence of contemporary images.

Simon Dubbeld, Emerging Artist Award
Simon Dubbeld is an emerging local artist. Simon studied visual art at RMIT, Melbourne and LaTrobe University, Bendigo.

Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Date: Saturday 7 October
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: Free

No RSVP required.

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Contemporary Art on the Road | Teacher Professional Development with Gertrude, MUMA and VCAA

Thursday 30 November, 9:30am — Thursday 30 November, 5:30pm

Bookings are open for Gertrude's teacher professional development program Contemporary Art on the Road, presented in partnership with Gertrude, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) and presenting partners Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Castlemaine Art Museum and Shepparton Art Museum.

CAM is pleased to host this free workshop in conjunction with Gertrude on Thursday 30 November.

Contemporary Art on the Road is a teacher professional development program founded to bring artists, art educators and teachers together to exchange ideas, share creative experiences and explore contemporary art and culture. The program has been designed to introduce teachers to a range of hands-on, expertly designed strategies and resources for teaching contemporary art in their classroom.

This program is free for teachers, with priority given to regional and Low SES Victorian teachers.

Book in now for a day of professional development with educators from Gertrude, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA), alongside a hands-on workshop by current Gertrude Studio Artist Lisa Waup.

Lisa Waup will lead a workshop demonstrating the re-use of materials to create remnant fabric jewellery and ornamentation. Lisa Waup is a mixed-cultural First Peoples multidisciplinary artist and curator born in Naarm Melbourne. Waup’s practice spans diverse media, including weaving, experimental printmaking, jewellery making, photography, sculpture, fashion and digital art.

Bookings essential. Click here to book.

Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Date: Thursday 30 November
Time: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Cost: Free
Bookings: Click here to book

Contemporary Art on the Road is an initiative developed by Gertrude Contemporary in partnership with Monash University Museum of Art and the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.

Contemporary Art on the Road is funded by the Department of Education and Training Victoria through the Strategic Partnerships Program (SPP).

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