Thursday, August 10, 2017

Peebles Print Prize - Highly Commended Jo Lankester

Watch the official announcement of the Peebles Print Prize at Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop by Hertha Gluge-Pot.
Congratulations to Olivia Mazzone, winner of the inaugural Peebles Print Prize.
High commendations by Hertha Kluge-Pott to Michele Kershaw for Re:Sown and Jo Lankester for Rhytidome Viscaceae – Townsville II.

Friday, June 30, 2017

PUNQ: Pop Up North Queensland Arts Festival 28 July - 6 August 2017

PUNQ: Pop Up North Queensland Arts Festival 28 July - 6 August 2017

Brush & Press Studio is participating in this unique 9day arts festival in Townsville, North Queensland.
Screen Shot of Umbrella Studio Webstie

Brush & Press

In Artists in Action, Pop-Up Shop  April 5, 2017
261 Flinders Street

Brush & Press is a print focused studio showcasing works on paper & linen by local and interstate artists Laura Castell, Mini Graff, Jo Lankester, and Janet Parker-Smith.
At this pop-up, you will see artists in action showcasing the process of printmaking and you will be given the opportunity to purchase a piece of work!

Laura Castell

Laura is originally from Venezuela and a trained biologist – a practice that has given her close contact with nature. Castell became a full-time artist in 2014 and her interests revolve around two main topics- often treated separately, nature and the human condition. She works in a variety of media, with printmaking a major focus, especially relief printmaking, but more recently exploring the combination of techniques.

Laura Castell,Nine treasures, 19.5×18 cm, Reduction linocut, Edition 10.

Mini Graff

Mini is a New Zealand born, Sydney-based street artist who works in and around the city’s urban fringe. The streets and inhabitants of the area provide the content and impetus for her work. Mini Graff stencils and prints images onto a variety of media (walls, boards, vinyl, paper, rarely canvas) which strongly relate to the given environment and community, transforming an anonymous repetitive urban landscape into a unique and personal aesthetic experience.
Mini Graff, (l-r), Play that card again (multi stencil).

Jo Lankester

Jo is a passionate printmaker living and working in Townsville, North Queensland. The natural environment informs her uniquely printed fine art prints. Mark-making and experimentation is the process behind the work. Her focus in the medium of Collagraph is an ongoing enquiry resulting in the extension of the parameters of both the medium and her own visual language.

Jo Lankester, On the Surface, 2014, Intaglio 88.5 x 75cm

Janet Parker-Smith

Janet is a Sydney based artist who works with Printmedia, Sculpture and Altered books. She has been exhibiting nationally and internationally for 20 years.
Parker-Snith is represented by Van Rensberg Gallery, Hong Kong and supported by May Space, Sydney where she has had several solo exhibitions, and M Contemporary Gallery, Sydney.

Janet Parker-Smith, (l-r), Aberrant, One screen print

To visit the Umbrella Studio of Contemporary Arts website to find out more click here: PUNQ Arts Festival

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Jo Lankester - Printmaking Artist. Produced by Eyeswide Imaging and Alex Christopher

I was recently invited to participate in a Townsville Artists Digital Storytelling Project organised by Eyeswide Imaging and Alex Christopher who received RADF funding for the production of ten short films featuring local artists and their conceptual development

The project was a pleasure to be a part of and the filming was a lot of fun also.

Thank you Eyeswide Imaging and Alex Christopher for the invitation to participate and producing a great website to go with it.

Website: Townsville Artists stories about practice, process and concept

Impressions 2016 at The G.R.A.I.N. Store, Nathalia, Victoria

I am pleased to let you know that my work Cellulose - Anderson Park featured in IMPRESSIONS 2016 at the Australian Print Workshop has been selected for and exhibition to be held at The G.R.A.I.N. Store, Nathalia, Victoria.

This exhibition includes a selection of 52 IMPRESSIONS works curated by the staff and committee of The G.R.A.I.N. Store and will be on display from 9 April until 20 May 2017.

The G.R.A.I.N Store stands for Growing Rural Arts in Nathalia, and is a not-for-profit rural arts center with a history of exhibitions, performances and workshops. It fosters art which furthers the community, the environment, rural health, reconciliation and education while contributing to the economic development of the area.

The exhibition is a fantastic opportunity to broaden the exposure of contemporary Australian printmaking to regional audiences.

Thank you to the Australian Print Workshop and The G.R.A.I.N. Store, Nathalia, Victoria

To read more click on this link to an article published by the Riverine Herald on April 03 2017

Jo Lankester, Cellulose - Anderson Park, 2016, Etching, Drypoint with Relief Roll 20 x 15cm