MEGALO OPEN DAY

Thanks to absolutely everyone who helped make our annual Open Day on 22 September so fantastic!!
We had an absolutely brilliant day - so many visitors, so many members and so much printing! Open Day is one of our very favourite events of the year as we get the opportunity to show off our fabulous studios and showcase the work of our members and fabulous team. It was a beautiful way to spend a Spring Saturday.

This year we ran demos in Lithography, Etching, Screen Printing on paper and fabric which kept studio managers John Hart and Estelle Briedis very busy + we were also thrilled to be joined by some of our incredible members who printed up a storm. Board Member John Pratt worked on his amazing woodcuts and Surya Bajracharya and Pieta-Rae Laut were working in lithography. Peter McLean and Clare Jackson were showing off their skills in etching and relief, with Peter coordinating Print Your Own Engraving.

Our International Artist-in-Residence Mehdi Darvishi from Iran joined us in the Press studio to work on his incredible Mezzotint plate and share some of his print works with all the visitors. Mehdi even took time out to visit the screen studio to pull his very first screen print! The screen studio was also jam packed with Megalo members including Marilou Chagnaud, Giancarlo Savaris and Ellen Gunner all working hard screen printing on fabric and pape. We were also thrilled to have former screen studio manager Jemima Parker back in the studios to demonstrate some CMYK printing too. Our badge maker may never have had such an intensive workout. Our smallest visitors were eager to draw their own masterpieces and have them turned into wearable works of art. It was also great to see so many people sporting their Megalo Totes.

At 2pm we had drinks and nibbles as part of a closing event for the Megalo/GOST exhibition From Small Things Big Things Grow which showcased works by artists across Megalo Print Studio + Gallery and GOST Gallery in Watson concurrently. We were delighted to have some of our interstate artists turn up for Open Day + the closing event - big shout out to Pia Larsen, Nina Juniper + friends, it was great to see you!!

Again, a huge thank-you to all who helped make Open Day so great this year. There’s not much we love doing more than sharing all things PRINT + we’re already working on ideas for next year’s Open Day xx


OPENING AT GOST

From Small Things Big Things Grow

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Megalo Print Studio + Gallery of Small Things (GOST) have partnered to host a cross-venue exhibition. 12 artists have been invited to create small and big artworks to show at both galleries concurrently. The artists were selected from an open call for submissions for print based works responding to the exhibition title theme, exploring scale. Mediums include woodcuts, lithographs, screen prints and many more print based techniques. The exhibition will be officially at 4pm Saturday 1 September 2018 at the Gallery of Small Things.

OPENING EVENT 
4-6pm, SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER
GALLERY OF SMALL THINGS
27 Wade Street Watson ACT


CLOSING EVENT
2pm, SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
MEGALO PRINT STUDIO + GALLERY

The Artists:
S.A. Adair, Elaine Camlin, Ellen Rosalie Gunner
Michelle Hallinan, Megan Hinton, Nina Juniper
Pia Larsen, Peter McLean, Deborah Metz
Barbara Nell, Jemima Parker, Kate Vassallo

Images:
Ellen Rosalie Gunner Mount Ainslie - Autumn Sunset, screen print with hand foil embellishments, 2018.
Pia Larsen The Breakaway, intaglio, relief, stencilling and acrylic on board, 2018.
Kate Vassallo Signal Flare 2, screen print, 2018.

 

MEGALO/GOST ANNOUNCEMENT

Megalo Print Studio and Gallery of Small Things are delighted to announce the selected artists for our upcoming exhibition From Small Big Things Grow. The selected artists will exhibit their works across both venues.

Congratulations to:
SA Adair
Elaine Camlin
Ellen Gunner
Michelle Hallinan
Megan Hinton
Nina Juniper
Pia Larsen
Peter McLean
Deborah Metz
Barbara Nell
Jemima Parker
Kate Vassallo

Thanks to all the fantastic artists who applied for this opportunity, we were overwhelmed with wonderful submissions.
The exhibition will run from 1 - 22 Sept 2018.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE - PETER MCLEAN

Peter McLean has been printing up a storm in our Press Studio as one of our 2018 Artists in Residence. Pete has been exploring four-colour printing and making great use of our Albion. He has been steadily creating sets of abstract perspex blocks, designed to be printed in various permutations of orientation and combination. For his project Pete is currently using circular plates, which allow for a theoretical infinite number of permutations by slowly rotating the plates in relationship to each other. The results are quite spectacular.
We can't wait to see how the work develops over the next few weeks.

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ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE - 2018 RESIDENTS ANNOUNCED

Thank-you to all the wonderful artists who applied to our residency program. We received a record number of applications again, and from 32 countries. Our residency panel met earlier this month to begin the task of reviewing the submissions. We are so pleased to be able to announce that the 2018 Megalo Artists in residence have been awarded to:

NILANJAN DAS (India)
HEIDI LEFEBVRE
ANJA LOUGHHEAD
ELENA PAPANIKOLAKIS
ISOBEL RAYSON
PETER MCLEAN

ANJA LOUGHEAD

ANJA LOUGHEAD

HEIDI LEFEBVRE

HEIDI LEFEBVRE

PETER MCLEAN

PETER MCLEAN

 

 

 

NILANJAN DAS

NILANJAN DAS

ISOBEL RAYSON

ISOBEL RAYSON

ELENA PAPANIKOLAKIS

ELENA PAPANIKOLAKIS