SUPPORT MEGALO'S CEO

One night isn't a lot, but it can make a whole lot of difference

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Megalo CEO Ingeborg Hansen, is registered for this year's Vinnies CEO sleepout happening in the depths of a Canberra winter. For over a decade, supporters of the Vinnies CEO Sleepout have provided essential support to tens of thousands of Australians. Our CEO Ingeborg has already raised over $2800 of a target of $3,000 so please help if you can by donating - absolutely every little bit means something to someone. The funds raised through donations so far equate to:

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9 Individual support programs



23 beds



94 Meals

To contribute or find out more visit her profile on the Vinnies Canberra Sleepout > HERE


MEGALO OPEN DAY 2019

Thanks to all the visitors to our Annual Open Day last Saturday!
Megalo staff and members were printing up a storm across the studios. We had prints for sale, demos and badge making for the little ones. Our Director, Ingeborg Hansen was out on the floor working on a commision screen print for artist Mike Parr. We were thrilled to have master printer and artist John Loane give an excellent etching demonstration. Our Open day coincided with #printdayinmay2019 so it was also a fantastic opportunity to share what we do worldwide and the perfect day to launch our 2020 Megalo International Print Prize! Entries close 31 July 2019. For all the details visit our prize page HERE.

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MIPP 2020 Open CALL!

 
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HEY PRINT ❤️ LOVERS!!

There's no better way to launch an International Print Prize than to kick it off on Print Day In May - Announcing our 2020 Megalo International Print Prize Call for Entries!

Check it out + start gearing up for it! …..DEADLINE: 31 JULY

FIND OUT MORE HERE

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MEGALO FAREWELLS RACHEL DUCKHOUSE

Image: Artists in Residence Pia Larsen (NSW) + Rachel Duckhouse (Scotland) at the Megalo International Print Prize Awards 2019

Image: Artists in Residence Pia Larsen (NSW) + Rachel Duckhouse (Scotland) at the Megalo International Print Prize Awards 2019

Alas this month we’ve said farewell to our beloved International Artist in Residence Rachel Duckhouse who is returning home to Glasgow very soon. We have all absolutely loved having her in the studios!

Rachel delivered a superb artist talk and demonstration while here and her visit was perfectly timed to coincide with the 2019 inaugural International Print Prize.

We already miss her terribly and send big love to her + our best to Glasgow Print Studio …. Megalo must do Glasgow one day! A number of fortunate locals managed to snap up several of her fabulous prints before she set off for home so her work lives on here in Australia.

Applications for our 2020 Megalo Residency Program open on the 1st August,
we can’t wait to find out who will be joining us next year!

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MEGALO AGM NOTICE

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AGM NOTICE
Annual General Meeting 2019
Megalo Print Studio + Gallery
[Megalo Access Arts Inc.]
6pm Tuesday 7 May 2019
21 Wentworth Avenue
Kingston ACT 2604

AGM AGENDA
- Apologies
- Acceptance of Minutes of 2018 AGM
- Artistic Director/CEO's Report
- Chair's Report
- Treasurer's Report
- Election of Board of Management
- Appointment of Auditor
- Any other business
- Close

Please join us to raise a glass for another fabulous year at Megalo and hear briefly from our Chair, Treasurer and Director. Megalo is a member-based organisation and we love to see our membership! Also we will be providing cheese and nibbles!
.............................and we need you there! ...........................

Please RSVP to info@megalo.org
Please note: to attend and vote at the AGM you must be a 2019 financial member.
To join or renew visit http://www.megalo.org/join

For all enquiries don’t hesitate to contact Ingeborg Hansen 02 6232 6041, director@megalo.org. Megalo invites all members to attend the 2019 AGM

MEGALO WELCOMES NEW TEAM MEMBER

Welcome to the family Tim Pauszek!

Tim at Megalo Print Studio last month

Tim at Megalo Print Studio last month

Tim ! - Megalo Press Studio Manager

Tim ! - Megalo Press Studio Manager

It’s official! Tim Pauszek is joining the team as our new Press Studio Manager for the next 12 months. Congratulations Tim - we’re very excited to have you! Some of our members have already met Tim when undertaking his plate lithography weekend workshop back in February but now we’ve adopted him as our own. Pauszek is a Western New York native, born and raised a stone’s throw away from Great Lake Erie in the Rust Belt town of Dunkirk, NY. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Alfred University in chemistry and interdisciplinary art and was employed there as the 2D technician in Drawing, Painting, Photography and Printmaking. Most recently he has been working as part of the collaborative print workshop at Cicada Press UNSW in Sydney. He is a printmaker, husband, and rumour has it he has a list of witty endings for artist bios saved in his phone. Make sure you say hi and introduce yourself as he gets started in the studios next week!

Tim Pauszek working at Cicada Press, UNSW Sydney

Tim Pauszek working at Cicada Press, UNSW Sydney

MEGALO PRINT PRIZE AWARDS

MEGALO INTERNATIONAL PRINT PRIZE
AWARD ANNOUNCEMENTS 2019


CONGRATULATIONS
TO ALL FINALISTS + AWARDEES!

1st Prize $10,000 AUD  DIANNE FOGWELL AUSTRALIA  Pollen Musica Continuum Infinite,  artist book - linocut, perforation Represented by Beaver Galleries, Canberra ACT

1st Prize
$10,000 AUD
DIANNE FOGWELL
AUSTRALIA
Pollen Musica Continuum Infinite, artist book - linocut, perforation
Represented by Beaver Galleries, Canberra ACT

Lerida Estate Acquisitive Award $2,500 AUD  SURYA BAJRACHARYA AUSTRALIA  Everybodys Talkin’ , monotype and lithograph

Lerida Estate Acquisitive Award $2,500 AUD
SURYA BAJRACHARYA
AUSTRALIA
Everybodys Talkin’,
monotype and lithograph

2nd Prize $5,000 AUD  KAROL POMYKALA POLAND  One Direction 2,  linocut

2nd Prize
$5,000 AUD
KAROL POMYKALA
POLAND
One Direction 2, linocut

People’s Choice $1,000 AUD  MEHDI DARVISHI IRAN  The Extended Night  mezzotint

People’s Choice $1,000 AUD
MEHDI DARVISHI
IRAN
The Extended Night
mezzotint


Highly Commended  DAVID FRAZER AUSTRALIA  Everybodys Talkin’ , monotype and lithograph Represented by Australian Galleries and Beaver Galleries ACT

Highly Commended
DAVID FRAZER
AUSTRALIA
Everybodys Talkin’,
monotype and lithograph
Represented by Australian Galleries and Beaver Galleries ACT

Highly Commended  REW HANKS AUSTRALIA  Everybodys Talkin’ , monotype and lithograph

Highly Commended
REW HANKS
AUSTRALIA
Everybodys Talkin’,
monotype and lithograph

Highly Commended  MARCIN BIALAS POLAND  Everybodys Talkin’ , monotype and lithograph

Highly Commended
MARCIN BIALAS
POLAND
Everybodys Talkin’,
monotype and lithograph

Highly Commended  ANNIKA ROMEYN AUSTRALIA  Everybodys Talkin’ , monotype and lithograph

Highly Commended
ANNIKA ROMEYN
AUSTRALIA
Everybodys Talkin’,
monotype and lithograph

Highly Commended  ARATA NOJIMA JAPAN  Everybodys Talkin’ , monotype and lithograph

Highly Commended
ARATA NOJIMA
JAPAN
Everybodys Talkin’,
monotype and lithograph

Highly Commended  KYLE CHAPUT USA  Everybodys Talkin’ , monotype and lithograph

Highly Commended
KYLE CHAPUT
USA
Everybodys Talkin’,
monotype and lithograph


Applications for the 2020 Megalo International Print Prize will be open for online submission from 4 May Submissions close 31 July 2019.


MEGALO AIR - PIA LARSEN

2019 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE - PIA LARSEN

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Sydney based artist Pia Larsen has been working in the Megalo studios after the past few weeks.
Larsen is one of the 5 Australians to receive a Megalo Residency for 2019. Larsen’s work draws from an interest in people, place and language in projects that engage with history, culture and geo-politics. Her practice encompasses printmedia, text, metal and photography in images, sculpture and installation environments. We checked in with Pia during the week to ask a few questions about her work and residency with us.

Can you tell us a little about the project you are working on at Megalo?

The project explores the story of post WWII European migration of ‘Displaced People’ to Australia focusing on the life of M, a woman who worked for my parents and looked after me as a child, remaining my friend until her death in 2014. The work is informed by research into M’s life, applying the discourses of gender, rk and motherhood within a social, cultural and political context. This includes reinserting M’s European heritage as indivisible from her identity and life as a ‘New Australian’.

What have been the highlights of your Residency at Megalo so far?

The highlights have been; time in the studio to develop the ideas and print the work, the hospitality of Canberra locals and the wonderful cycling infrastructure that we can only dream of in Sydney!

Images above: Pia Larsen working in studio and iterations of work in progress ‘don’t tell’.

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What do you love most about printmaking?
I’ve worked with printmedia for many years and have worked in every medium enjoying the qualities each offers. At the moment I’m enjoying combining photographic imagery, mark making with machine and hand tools and taking impressions that fragment the image to generate new forms for reflecting on subject matter and concepts.

Do you remember the first print you ever pulled? The first print was a screen print at primary school with my wonderful Art Teacher Angelika.

What is coming up for you next?
I’m writing an article for the next issue of Imprint, (PCA quarterly magazine) about the story of M and the work created during my residency at Megalo and over the past year. I’m also working towards exhibiting the work from the residency at Megalo as part of a larger body of work in a number of forums, yet to be confirmed.

Learn more about Pia Larsen’s practice HERE.

Above: Pia Larsen working in the Megalo studios.

JOIN OUR TEAM!

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Do you have what it takes to be part of this small dedicated and super busy team?

We are seeking an experienced person to oversee Megalo's Press Studio (intaglio, relief, lithography) for a period of one year from early April 2019.

Please contact Ingeborg - director@megalo.org for selection criteria, duty statement or questions.

Deadline for submissions is 18 March 2019

MEGALO ANNOUNCES 2019 ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Congratulations to all applicants to our residency program. We were overwhelmed with excellent submissions and it was a very difficult decision for our assessment panel. We are pleased to announce that the artists joining us in 2019 will be:

AUSTRALIAN MEGALO ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE 2019
Tony Curran, Mark Dustin, Rose Mary Faulkner, Pia Larsen, Kate Vassallo

INTERNATIONAL MEGALO ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2019
Rachel Duckhouse

MEGALO DOES AMERICAN MASTERS

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Just in time! … We raced out to catch American Masters exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra before it wrapped up this week. American Masters celebrates that nation's artists from the 1940s to the 1980s…This exhibition tells the story of the formation of the NGA American collection and includes many major works not seen together for a long time. - NGA
On this Megalo adventure we took along our current artists in residence Angus Fisher and Doug Schofield. We had an excellent afternoon exploring major works. Here are just a few of our favourite pieces and poses!

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The Usual Suspects posing with Kenneth Noland Oakum 1970

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MEGALO DOES MILDURA

Some of the Megalo crew have been in Mildura over the last week having an amazing time attending the Australian Print Triennial. It was such a fantastic event and a great chance to catch up with new and old friends passionate about print. John Hart and Estelle Briedis also ran a monotype workshop for young people at ArtRageUs.

Congratulations to The Art Vault and Print Triennial team on a fantastic event. We were so pleased to be able to participate.

DRUMROLL PLEASE ..... ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINALISTS

MEGALO PRINT STUDIO + GALLERY
INTERNATIONAL PRINT PRIZE

The inaugural Megalo International Print Prize attracted 367 works from 246 artists and came from 31 countries. The calibre of entries was exceptional leaving a difficult and long task for our panellists, Dr Jane Kinsman, Basil Hall and Ingeborg Hansen.

The 2019 Megalo International Print Prize finalists are:

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Kay Abude (Aus), Antonia Aitken (Aus), Surya Bajracharya (Aus), Marcin Bialis (Poland), Darren Bryant (AUS), Marilou Chagnaud (France/Aus), Kyle Chaput (USA), Erica Chung (Singapore), Mehdi Darvishi (Iran), Agata Derda (Canada), Olesya Dzhurayeva (Ukraine), Dianne Fogwell (Aus), David Frazer (Aus), Silvi Glattauer (Aus), Robert Hague (Aus/NZ), Rew Hanks (Aus), Nicola Hooper (Aus), Kyoko Imazu (Japan/Aus), Marketa Kemp (Aus), Theo Kontaxis (Greece), Damon Kowarsky (Aus), Natalia Kwiatkowska (Poland), David Nixon (Aus), Arata Nojima (Japan), Glenda Orr (Aus), Jim Pavlidis (Aus), Sumi Perera (UK), Karol Pomykala (Poland), Belinda Reid (Aus), Luisa Romeo (Aus), Annika Romeyn (Aus), Qiaoyi Shi (USA), Elmari Steyn (Aus), Anna Trojanowska (Poland), Jared Wickware (USA), Cleo Wilkinson (Aus), Katy Woodroffe (Aus).

An exhibition of the finalists’ work will be held in the Megalo Gallery

16th February – 6th April 2019

The Prizes: 1st $10,000, 2nd $5,000 Peoples’ Choice $1000

+ Lerida Estate Acquisitive $2500 will be announced at a MEGALA event on 15th March.


The panellists: Dr Jane Kinsman is the head of International Art, including Prints, Drawings + Illustrated Books, at the National Gallery of Australia. Basil Hall is a master printer and the founder and Director of Basil Hall Editions. Ingeborg Hansen is a printmaker and the Director of Megalo Print Studio + Gallery.


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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


MEGALO OPEN DAY 2018

 
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SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 10-4PM
21 WENTWORTH AVENUE, KINGSTON ACT


PRINTMAKING ALL DAY

  • PRINTMAKING DEMONSTRATIONS

  • MEMBERS + STAFF BREAK OUT THEIR SKILLS
    Including: Surya Bajracharya, Estelle Briedis Marilou Chagnaud, Ellen Rosalie Gunner John Hart, Clare Jackson, Pieta-Rae Laut Alex Lundy, Peter McLean, Jemima Parker John Pratt and Giancarlo Savaris

  • PRINT SALE

  • PRINT YOUR OWN TOTE BAG

  • PRINT YOUR OWN CARD

  • PRINT AN ENGRAVING

  • SCHEDULED DEMONSTRATIONS
    10.30AM ESTELLE BRIEDIS
    Repeat screen printing on fabric
    11.30AM JOHN HART
    Lithography
    12.30PM CLARE JACKSON
    Copper plate etching
    1.30PM ESTELLE BRIEDIS
    Screen print on fabric

  • EXHIBITION CLOSING EVENT
    2PM 'From Small Things Big Grow'
    Join us for drinks and nibbles in the Megalo Gallery with some of the artists as our joint exhibition with GOST gallery draws to a close.

    ....... AND LOT'S MORE!!

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE 2019

MEGALO PRINT STUDIO - OPEN CALL

 
 

It's the first week of Spring in Canberra Australia and what better time than this to launch our 2019 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE OPEN CALL. Our Artist-in-Residence program is a supported residency opportunity open to Australian and international artists at all stages of their careers.
In 2019 there will be five places for Australian artists and one International place.

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE 31 OCTOBER 2018

Selected artists will receive a stipend, accommodation (international and interstate based artists) and studio access to Megalo’s comprehensive, professional printmaking facilities. The residency program aims to support the making of new work that meets the objectives of excellence and innovation in printmaking.

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.

MEGALO OPENS PASSENGER

What a fantastic opening night we had for Surya Bajracharya's Passenger. Opened by Emeritus Professor Patsy Payne (ANU Printmedia + Drawing). Thanks to all who braved the chilly night to come along and see this wonderful body of work consisting of stunning monotypes and lithographs. There's plenty of time to catch this exhibition which runs through to Sat 28th July - don't miss it!

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Surya Bajracharya’s Passenger comprises two individual bodies of work– a series of lithographs, and a series of monotypes – created in parallel and in response to the same subject. The lithographs depict snatches of scenery and features of the landscape; the monotypes are more elusive, all light and shade, push and pull, vastness and obscurity. The lithographs, with their exacting, intricate mark-making, seem to disintegrate a moment travelled in time while pulling it into myopic focus. The monotypes project – and elicit – an emotive response. Side by side in diptychs they resonate and reflect, form a rhythm and pulse. Two portraits, monotypes of the artist’s children, like pin-drops or anchors, are deeply personal markers of the artist in these visual documents of an otherwise unspecified journey. Bajracharya’s duplicity of approach presents what is seen in real terms, as well as what is felt and can be taken with us, to capture the feeling of being pulled along through life, aware that the path is beyond your control. Ultimately what we see is processed through the lens of individual experience and a reflection of inner lives – the metaphoric peaks and horizons, skeleton branches and billowing cloud of places real or imagined, familiar or unknown. - Yolande Norris, 2018

 

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MEGALO DOES PHOTO ACCESS + VICE VERSA

Last week most of the Megalo team headed over to visit the fabulous crew at Photo Access. We took up an invitation to come and create some Tintypes and check out their set up + in exchange we invited their team over to our place to pull some screen prints. Big thanks to Robert for taking us through the whole process + helping us create some excellent tin-types. We worked our way through plate prep having a great time in the darkroom and then it was on to our photo shoots. After capturing our images we got into developing them back in the darkroom - printmakers appreciate a good reveal and you can't go past the reveal of a tintype emerging in developing solution - so satisfying! Keep an eye on the Photo Access class program or contact them for information - We'd highly recommended a Tintype workshop to anyone + everyone. It was a great challenge and loads of fun.

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We're passionate about printmaking so we were of course delighted to see the Photo Access team throwing themselves into screen print without hesitation and they ended the day with some great prints.

There are so many great arts organisations in our region who are passionate about what they do. We love the finding synergies between us and learning more about what happens in all these other amazing spaces. Thanks so much to all the staff at Photo Access for making this such a gorgeous exchange of skills! - Such great neighbours - Come back for more anytime!