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'Joining Hands Around the World' Art Exhibition at The Hahndorf Academy

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International Printmaking Exchanges, 1998 - 2013
Joining hands around the world
'What?' Relief/embossed print, Judy Bourke, Thirroul, NSW.

Following her successful On the Tracks Exhibition as part of the Fleurieu Art Prize Exhibition, renowned South Australian Artist and Printmaker, Julia Wakefield in conjunction with the Hahndorf Academy takes great pleasure in inviting you to the international exhibition Joining Hands around the World Exhibition.

Joining hands around the world
Julia Wakefield and Portia

Exhibition dates:
Friday 29 November 2013 to Sunday 5 January 2014

The opening of the exhibition will be on Saturday 30 November at 1.30pm by Julia Wakefield Julia will talk about prints and techniques.

Joining hands around the world
Printmaker Julia Wakefield

On Saturday, 7 December, 10 am 4 pm there will be an Adult's Monoprinting Workshop at the Hahndorf Academy.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Julia is conducting a workshop on the art of the Monoprint, or as it is more specifically called, the Monotype. This is a deceptively simple technique that gives spectacular results, embraced by Renaissance and Impressionist artists, but also still popular with contemporary artists, such as well-known South Australian artist Rita Hall.

Cost: $85. $70 Concession.

Bookings essential: Phone 0433 975 590 or

Joining hands around the world
The Hahndorf Academy

Joining hands around the world
Printmaker Maria Regino Pinto Pereira

Julia will take you on journey into the world of printmaking, on a global scale which will include artistic works by Andy English, UK; Amanda Gordon Miller, USA; George Jarvis, Japan; John Ryrie, Victoria, Australia; Rosemarijn Oudejans, Canada; Julia Wakefield, SA, Australia.

Joining hands around the world
Printmaker Amanda Gordon Miller

Joining hands around the world
linocut and hand finished relief print, Dan Dew

One of the highlights of the exhibition is a massive project masterminded by Cuban/American printmaker Maria Arango called 'City of the World', which consists of a jigsaw of prints made from 1,000 woodcuts by more than 100 artists, that fits together into one huge print.

Joining hands around the world
Printmaker Maria Arango

Joining hands around the world
Printmaker Sylvia Taylor

"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.

Joining hands around the world
Printmaker John Ryrie

Julia Wakefield studied printmaking at St. Martins and Harrow Schools of Art in London, and later completed an HNC in Printmaking at Somerset College of Art and Technology in the UK, where she studied and specialised in the art of the monotype (often called the monoprint).

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.

joining hands around the world
Printmaker Rosemarijn
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Why? Rare opportunity to see such a wonderful and unique collection of printmaking art pieces from various artists from around the world.
When: Friday 29 November 2013 - Sunday 5 January 2014.
Phone: Re Exhibition: 8388 7250. Re workshop contact Julia Wakefield Phone 0433 975 590 or email:
Where: The Hahndorf Academy, 68 Main Street, Hahndorf.
Cost: Exhibition: FREE. Monoprinting Workshop, Cost: $85, $70 Concession
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