Jim Pavlidis (left), Gwen Scott & Marion Manifold (back wall)
Historia print exchange
Historia print exchange
Historia Print Exchange
Salon hang - Marion Manifold, Gwen Scott, Jim Pavlidis and Michael Leunig
Literary Festival Exhibition & Historia Print Exchange
QG&W presents a Literary Festival Exhibition and the Historia Print Exchange. An exhibition featuring works by Michael Leunig, Marion Manifold, Jim Pavlidis & Gwen Scott as well as a portfolio of works by 32 printmakers inspired by a myth or mythopaiea.
Exhibition dates: May 2 – June 30, 2019 Official opening: May 5, 2019 QG&W presents a Literary Festival Exhibition and the Historia Print Exchange. An exhibition featuring works by Michael Leunig, Marion Manifold, Jim Pavlidis & Gwen Scott as well as a portfolio of works by 32 printmakers inspired by a myth or mythopaiea.
A FREE event
Queenscliffe Literary Festival Exhibition & Historia Print Exchange At the heart of every culture and community, lies a story. Whether it’s the dreamtime Rainbow Serpent of Aboriginal Australia or the mythical Greek epic of The 12 Labours of Hercules, stories are a means by which people come together and collective identities and histories are forged. This year, these myths and mythopeias are just a few of the many stories that are being revisited, reinterpreted and reimagined for the Queenscliffe Literary Festival – but not how you might expect. QG&W presents Historia, an exhibition of 32 printmakers’ works inspired by various myths and mythopaiea for the annual Queenscliffe Literary Festival (QLF). When creating their hand-made works, invited print artists were allocated myths or mythopaiea titles as diverse as Chronicles of Narnia, Dracula, The Odyssey and Jonah and the Whale. The process is called a print exchange. More commonly in art practice, artists are usually given a single word or phrase to respond to. Each artist has created an edition of 35 prints of which 32 impressions will be exchanged among participating artists. Two single impressions of each are for sale as well as a full edition in an archival box set. QG&W has held three similar exchanges during the past three festivals. In 2016 the theme was Lettered and each artist was allocated a letter of the alphabet. In 2017 the 32 artists were each allocated a great author and in 2018 each artist was allocated an Australian literature piece.