Mats Unden

Lecturer in Printmaking

Mats has over 20 years’ experience working as a professional printmaker. The majority of that time he managed his own print workshop in Sweden, where he collaborated with some of Scandinavia’s most successful artists. From 2008 his position as Senior Printer at Basil Hall Editions provided him with opportunities to work on some of Australia's most exciting printmaking projects. This involved the management of workshops in remote indigenous communities, collaborating with artists, editioning thousands of prints and supervising graduate printmakers and other staff. This was successfully achieved while he established a strong reputation for himself in Australia.

Mats engagement goes beyond the walls of the school to attending conferences and seminars, such as the AAANZ in Melbourne 2013 and Australian Print Symposium 2015, and sustaining an active engagement in both the local and international community. He regularly attends events and art openings, participate in local, national and international organisations, and have established a growing network of national and international artists. While his focus is primarily printmaking, his interest in sound makes him interdisciplinary, which he considers to be a very important area for future creative endeavours.

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Expertise

Printmaking
Screenprinting
Indigenous Art and Printmaking
Electronic Music Production
SoundArt

Interests

Printmaking, especially etchings and dry points.
Contemporary Art and Sound Art.
Indigenous Art and Printmaking.
Electronic Music and Sound Design.
Social, egalitarian and environmental issues.
Travel, visit workshops, galleries, shows, museums etc.

Projects

Organising events and exhibitions for the Print  Council of Australia’s 50 Year Anniversary in 2016. 
Moves and Marks; research on the relation between sound, moves and mark making.
Warp Festival and Warp Meet
Composing soundtracks for silent movies, the Vault, NCCA.

Teaching and Supervision

SVA 103 Introductory Studio
Screenprinting, both HE and VET.
Printmaking, both HE and VET.
Professional advisor for Honours students in printmaking and screenprinting.

Publications / Performances / Works

Warpfestival and WarpMeet. 2014-2015. Organiser, performer and presenter.
The Vault, NCCA 2015. Composing and performing soundtracks for silent movies.
Smoke&Mirrors, Sound art, In Conversation, 2014, Perth.
Moves and Marks, AAANZ 2013. Presentation.
Djalkiri, printmaking project 2010. Senior Printer.

Associations and Affiliations

DVAA
Tactile Arts
Print Council of Australia
AAANZ
New Music World

Awards

2013 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Students Learning

Mats Unden

Contacts

T: 08 8946 7353
E: mats.unden@cdu.edu.au

Casuarina Campus
Orange 9, Level 1, Room 02