"I have spent the past fifteen years connecting with printmakers all over the world by taking part in print exchanges. These are not competitions and do not usually involve exhibitions. Printmakers do these exchanges because they love receiving works of art from all over the world, produced in a medium that they all love, understand and are incorrigibly obsessed with. It's better than exchanging handwritten letters, as sometimes there is no common spoken language.
The international exchanges on display include some that I became involved in while I was living in the UK, but most of them took place after I moved to Adelaide in 2001. In each exchange there are different techniques, new challenges and radically new approaches to old techniques. Come and be inspired, learn about how these prints were made, and try your hand at some of the techniques," says Julia Wakefield.
She also studied monoprinting with Rita Hall after moving to SA in 2001, and she has taken part in over 15 international print exchanges. She also teaches the popular course "Drawing for the terrified" at the Hahndorf Academy, Murray Bridge Gallery and various community centres in Adelaide.