Exhibition: Southern Printmakers

As I new member of this exhibiting group I was delighted to see my book ‘minimal’ on display at the Milk Factory Galleries (Pop-up 1 & 2) when I visited on Thursday. It was also an opportunity to see all the other exhibits from the group, many of whom I don’t know yet.

The two galleries were well lit and the works hung with plenty of surrounding space. With a large group of contributors, some with several pieces, there is always a danger of overcrowding but that’s not the case here. The organising committee arranged for a professional hanger to curate the pieces and I can’t fault the outcome.

I was delighted to see my book placed on a circular stainless steel glass-topped table in the centre of one of the two galleries, visible as visitors come down the stairs and approach the space.

Left: Claire Brach, minimal, monotype/monoprint, US
Centre: Jan Schuster-Callus, The Village, etching, 2/20
Right: Marta Romer, Another Hot Summer, archival inkjet print, A/P

With 26 artists showcasing a total of 72 works, with no theme constraint, there is a wide variety of subject matter as well as choice of printing technique.

Left: Judy Howe, Aerial 1, Monotype, US
Centre: Max Samways, Misty, photopolymer etching/monotype, 2/6
Right: Carol Shaw, Intuition, mixed media print & stitching, US

The building itself is an interesting place with multiple rooms, steps up and down between different spaces, open doorways leading through to unexpected smaller areas, and corridors and niches throughout. It hosts many different artists and short-term exhibitions with a wide variety of art both on and off the walls: painting, prints, small sculptures, jewellery and more.

The Milk Factory Galleries – Pop-Up Galleries

July 1 – 21
33 Station Street, Bowral, NSW 2576
10 – 4pm daily

About Claire B

I'm a passionate printmaker, paper-maker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I've stitched from early childhood and am a perpetual student, loving learning and participating in everything creative.
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