The BONSAI / PRINT Collaboration was an initiative of Megalo Print Studio’s Press Manager, John Hart, following a residency he completed in 2013. Five Bonsai and five emerging Print artists were invited to collaborate throughout 2015 in an exchange of skills and knowledge across both disciplines.
The project saw several excursions to the National Arboretum’s Bonsai Garden and demonstrations of all printmaking processes that Megalo offers. With access to the Megalo studios, participants learned new skills and created work for an exhibition held in 2016. On display in the BONSAI / PRINT exhibition were prints, drawings, glass and bonsai trees, which were changed at the end of each week, resulting in a rotating display for the duration of the show.
The artists involved in the Bonsai/Print exchange were;
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