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.