We recently had the priviledge of printing a set of beautiful images for an international art project featuring 20 artists from 9 different countries.
The concept of this project is focused around the Flyway route that 5,000,000 birds take twice a year from New Zealand to Alaska, passing through 22 countries along their way. Artists from 9 of these countries have collaborated in creating a collection of limited edition prints, using a variety of mediums, that are all inspired by the path travelled. One of each of the print editions was also posted along the flyway unprotected. These weathered prints, which feature postmarks, tears, and other travel marks, will be displayed next to the pristine original prints.
This group of work will be exhibited in two different spaces, The Flyway Print Exchange Exhibition at No Vacancy Project Space in Melbourne and Shorebirds at The Space Theatre Foyer as part of the OzAsia Festival in Adelaide. The Flyway Print Exchange features the limited edition pristine prints alongside the weathered originals, whereas Shorebirds features the limited edition pristine prints alongside printed copies of the weathered prints.
The printed images that will be shown at the Shorebirds Exhibition were printed on our most ecologically friendly rag paper, Hahnemuhle Bamboo which has a warm tone and creates a beautiful rich print.
If you are in Melbourne or Adelaide make sure you set away an afternoon to take a look at these great exhibitions. All proceeds from print sales are donated by the artists towards BirdLife Australia’s shorebird research programs. For more information on each exhibition click on the links below.
The Flyway Print Exchange – No Vacancy Project Space, Melbourne. 8th September – 28 September 2014
Shorebirds – Space Theatre Foyer, Adelaide. 4th September – 20th September 2014