Borders & Crossings 25th May - 7th July
Mono print and Ghost print techniques.
Akua water based ink
Fabriano Rosapina- Bianco 220gsm paper
The creation of this image has involved several printmaking techniques in my quest to recreate a vision I saw in the half light, in the evening when the Moon bird returned.
The short-tailed shearwater, found on Griffith Island off Port Fairy on the south coast of Victoria, Australia is a rather ordinary looking bird but it has an amazing annual migration. Using the prevailing winds, the shearwater sets off
north on a circular crossing of the vast Pacific Ocean, completing a flight of 15,000 km over several months. From Australia the shearwater flies northward to Japan and Alaska circling around past California, onto New Zealand battling
crosswinds, to return exhausted to the same burrow and on almost the same evening as the rest of the colony. This remarkable bird undertakes this challenging annual journey by instinct and I marvel at the freedom of flight to travel without borders to such distant places. Val McCann
(Lecturer School of Arts & Education University of Ballarat)
The exhibiting printmakers
This is the first exhibition of the Goldfields Printmakers group... exhibiting printmakers include Jimmy Pasakos, Anne Langdon, Amanda Lawler, Barbara Semler, David Frazer, David Pudney, Deborah Klein, Rosemary Eagle, Diana Orinda-Burns, Jackie Gorring, Jan Palethorpe, Josephine Walsh, Kim Barter, Leonie Auhl, Melissa Proposch and Val McCann.