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An artistic perspective from under the sea
Tullio Rossi gives his speech at the opening of Global Oceans
Global Oceans is the second Adelaide International Print Exchange to be exhibited at the Hahndorf Academy. The first exhibition took place in 2015. The theme for that exchange and exhibition was Winged Messengers, and 29 printmakers took part. This time there are 49 printmakers, from all over Australia and from across the Globe, as well as a local photographer and diver, Alexius Sutandio.
'Two Majestic Beauties', solarplate etching by Trudy Rice
In a print exchange, every contributor receives a selection of prints from everyone else. Quite apart from the fun of taking part, the main purpose of this exchange is to strive for the highest artistic standards in printmaking, as one or more prints from every single edition are for sale, for just $85. There are also larger prints on display, framed and unframed, by artists, both local and interstate, who regularly depict the sea and its wonderful inhabitants.
Visitors admire the artwork at the opening of Global Oceans
'The Sea of the Rising Sun', monoprint and embossing by Singapore artist Frances Alleblas
The second, and equally important aim of Global Oceans is to raise funds for the preservation of our marine environment. Many of these prints are not merely beautiful images of marine environments: they also contain subtle messages that remind us of the fragility as well as the frightening power of our oceans. 100% of the profits from the first sale of each print will be donated to the Australian Marine Conservation Society. Each exchange print costs just $85.00.
The exchange prints are attractively displayed in groups