Issue 10 - 1 November 2010 enews home

In Print: Charles Darwin University Art Collection

Marina Strocchi, Brancusi Palm 2007

By Leanne Coleman

Drawn from CDU’s permanent collection of art, the new exhibition at the Charles Darwin University Art Collection and Art Gallery will open on November 4.

CDU Art Collection and Art Gallery Curator, Anita Angel said In Print reflects the University’s engagement with the creative and cultural life of North Australia.

“Venturing across the Far North’s cities and townships, to some of its most remote communities, the exhibition draws together a 17-year history of CDU’s principal visual art entities,” she said.

“It highlights the power and beauty of graphic art by Indigenous, non-Indigenous and Southeast Asian artists, many of whom have worked under the auspices of CDU’s various printmaking workshops, studios and enterprises.

“Through creative engagement and collaborative exchange, In Print traces on paper – through colour, line and form – the evolution of the medium as a uniquely North Australian phenomenon.”

Ms Angel said In Print also acknowledges the contribution of CDU-educated and employed print workshop managers, collaborators and editioning printers to the history of prints and printmaking in the region.

The exhibition will be officially opened by Associate Professor Alison Inglis from the University of Melbourne at 6pm on Thursday 4 November and will run until Friday 4 February 2011.