30 September 2011

Impact7, Day 4, Collaboration

The keynote speakers this morning were Brook Andrew & Trent Walter
talking about their collaboration on the Gunmetal Grey series,
which is currently being exhibited at  National Gallery Victoria

Brook Andrew, Gun-metal Grey, 2007
Screenprint in grey ink on metallic foil and cotton, 170x110cm, edition of 3

"Copying Collaboration is a reflection on the role of printmedia 
and its inherent attributes in the practices of Brook Andrew and Trent Walter. 
Framed by Andrew’s Danger of Authority and Gun-metal Grey series, 
this keynote address seeks to interrogate the role of print as inspiration, 
source material, and technique in the realisation of these series, 
as well as its significance in the artist/printer’s expanded practices.

Having worked together since 2007 on print, installation, public art and museum projects, 
Andrew and Walter will attempt to define the nature of their collaboration 
and what knock–on effects it has produced in their ongoing and separate studio works."

Brook Andrew, Legions of War Widows Face Dire Need in Iraq, 2009.
Woodblock print on hand made Japanese paper, 97x67cm

They also collaborated on Danger of Authority series with a Japanese master carver.
The prints are quite spectacular in real life
as the woodcuts are very large, look digital but are entirely hand carved!

Also the screenprints in this series are 200x143cm!
Check out more images on Brook Andrew's website.
It was interesting to hear how artists are working together in printmaking.

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