Exhibitions, Events and Calendar
EGAG provides a broad variety of exhibitions that reflect the breadth and depth of artistic expression in East Gippsland and beyond.
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- May's Exhibitions and Events as a list
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2 August 2012
Impressions – an exhibition by PAGE (Paper Arts Gippsland East) members
PAGE has also established interaction with Papermakers of Victoria.
Members are proud to be supporting the IAPMA exhibition with their work in Impressions.
Opening function: Gail Stiffe, President, IAPMA, will open Silver at 6pm on Friday, 27 July.
Floor talk: 11am Saturday, 28 July. Everyone is welcome to come along and listen to Gail Stiffe talk about IAPMA and the increasingly popular medium of paper as a choice for artistic expression as well as some of the local artists from PAGE talking about their work. After the floor talk join the artists and Friends EGAG for coffee and cake.
Workshop with established artist Dineke McLean
EGAG will present a weekend workshop with Dineke McLean on Saturday and Sunday, 11th and 12th August at Community College East Gippsland, Bairnsdale, at 9.30am until 4pm. Cost is $160 and registration is essential as there are limited places.
Dineke McLean is well-known both nationally and internationally for her cast paper images, limited editions, artist’s books, handmade paper and private press publications. She has exhibited widely and her work is represented in many private and public collections.
Dineke’s early interest in paper, including making paper dolls and their costumes, was followed by initial training in commercial and graphic art and she learnt her paper making skills in her parents’ hand paper making mill, Mould & Deckle Paper Mill.
Eventually, Dineke set up her own paper making and book arts studio. In addition, she has worked in the industry and has extensive teaching experience and she particularly enjoys being a sessional tutor (book arts) with adult education facilities.
The workshop will involve the creation of an origami dog book and a circular book during which time the participants will explore the use of various image transfer methods and book binding techniques.
As well as being part of the public programming for Silver and Impressions, this workshop is also a fundraising activity for the next EGAG artist books award, Books …beyond words - REVOLUTION to be held in August 2013.
Silver - IAPMA Silver exhibition
EGAG is very pleased to be hosting a selection of artworks from the IAPMA Silver exhibition shown at 69 Smith Street Gallery, Fitzroy. This exhibition by IAPMA members is to mark the 25th year of IAPMA and is part of its ongoing celebrations around the world that includes exhibitions and events in Europe, Asia, America and Australia. Australian and International artists are featured in Silver and the works highlight that most versatile of mediums, paper, in all its manifestations.
IAPMA (International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists) is the international organisation for paper artists. It was founded in 1986 in Düren, Germany, when paper as an art medium was far less well-known than it is today.
The main objective of the Association is to facilitate and encourage an international exchange of ideas and to share information about hand papermaking. IAPMA aims to provide the opportunity and inspiration for members to work together, to share solutions to technical problems and to explore different cultural backgrounds and approaches to papermaking.
Visitors to Silver will see a vast array of different uses and treatments of this universal material. Artists have used paper that is rolled to form patterns, scrunched up paper, cast paper, torn and layered papers, tissue thin papers, translucent papers, plant fibre papers with wonderful textural surfaces, in fact, paper used in every conceivable way.