PARALLEL PRINTS 2015
ART AT WHAREPUKE
ART GALLERY OF BALLARAT
OCTOBER 3 – NOVEMBER 22
Parallel Prints is an on-going portfolio and exhibition project devised by Mark Graver and Tania Booth from Art at Wharepuke, Kerikeri, New Zealand.
The project presents simultaneous exhibitions of the portfolio collection at Art at Wharepuke and in a related partner gallery outside of New Zealand.
Using the uniqueness of the reproducible print allows for the same works to be viewed at the same time in different parts of the world. This highlights the democratic nature of printmaking and questions the aura of the unique. Which venue is showing the ‘real’ work? Which the reproduction?
The first Parallel Prints project was staged in NZ and the UK in 2013. The portfolio was presented at the international printmaking conference Impact 8 in Dundee Scotland and subsequently accepted into collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and The Kent Print Collection in the UK, The Whangarei Art Museum, New Zealand and the Jinling Museum of Art, Nanjing, China.
The 2015 portfolio features Mark Graver and 11 invited Australian artists – Susanna Castleden, Antonietta Covino-Beehre, David Frazer, Jodi Heffernan, Martin King, Deborah Klein, Bruno Leti, John Neeson, James Pasakos, Melissa Smith and Deborah Williams.
The exhibitions run simultaneously at Art at Wharepuke and the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia until Nov 22nd.
An opening reception at The Art Gallery of Ballarat will be held on
Friday October 9th at 6.30pm