Date(s) - 11/10/2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Join us for the launch of two exciting exhibitions the Overwintering Project and The Flyaway PrintExchange Exhibition guided by the Overwintering coordinator and Melbourne-based artist, Kate Gorringe-Smith and local artist Annette Nykiel.
The Overwintering Project: Mapping Sanctuary is a printmaking art project about home, our unique environment, and the migratory shorebirds that spend the greatest part of their year on the shores of Australia and New Zealand. Work from local artists will feature in the exhibition amongst 200 prints from across Australia and New Zealand. This unique print portfolio provides an in-depth personal response to our unique coastline and the sites (#Ramsar482) on which our migratory shorebirds depend.
The Flyaway Print Exchange Exhibition showcases artworks from 20 artists from nine different countries along the East-Asian Australasian Flyway, the circuit traveled annually by Australia’s migratory shorebirds between their breeding and non-breeding grounds. In 2014, each artwork was sent by post, unprotected, along the Flyway and back, echoing the birds’ journey, adding the impression of migration and distance to the works and referencing the weathering of the migrating birds’ plumage. The prints, both traveled and pristine will be exhibited together at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.
The exhibitions run from October 11th – November 24th
Have a sneak peak at the online gallery at the artwork that will be exhibited: https://www.theoverwinteringproject.com/print-portfolio-gallery.html
No RSVP, everyone welcome.
This project is supported by Peel-Harvey Catchment Council through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.