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Winged Images: Print Exchange Exhibition at the Hahndorf Academy

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Artists of a feather flock to the Hahndorf Academy
simone tippett, printmaking, print exchange, Hahndorf Academy, art, birds, winged messengers
Simone Tippett, 'Love Letter', cyanotype


The Hahndorf Academy is hosting the first of a planned biennial series of international print exchanges during the 2015 Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Elizabeth Banfield, linocut, handmade, Hahndorf Academy
Elizabeth Banfield, Victoria, 'Lament', linocut on tissue paper with hand stitching


A print exchange invites printmakers via the internet to send an edition of prints to a central address. Each printmaker then receives a selection of individual prints from all the other printmakers. Exchanges can become a wonderful way of exchanging ideas and forging friendships between printmakers across the globe.

counting crows, Penny Peckham, linocut
Penny Peckham, Victoria, 'counting crows', relief print


The theme of this exchange, 'Winged Messengers', celebrates the messages of hope that birds often seem to symbolise for us in our darkest moments. Many printmakers have chosen to depict other interpretations of this theme, such as angels, gods and goddesses, insects and even aeroplanes. Next to the images you can read a host of amusing, dramatic and poignant stories related by the printmakers, which provided the driving inspiration for each individual's take on the theme.

aeroplane, linocut, print exchange, suzanne Esposito
Suzanne Esposito, Vermont, USA, 'Par Avion', relief print


Mary Pulford, print maker, linocut
Mary Pulford, SA, 'Harbinger of Summer', Relief print with hand coloring


Printmakers from all over Australia have contributed, as well as a number from America and one from Singapore. Each artist has produced 12 prints for the exchange: the prints on show are all for sale for just $85, with proceeds after commission to be donated to Birds SA. Some of the artists have sent extra prints that will also be available for sale, so if your favourite has been sold at the opening, you may still be able to buy another print in the edition.

Alison Wilson, Bali starling, print exchange, handmade prints
Alison Wilson, Singapore, 'Messenger of Hope', etching


printmaking, Brian McClure, winged images
Brian McClure, USA, 'God's Messenger', relief print with embossing


A group of invited South Australian artists will also be exhibiting work on the same theme. Alison Arnold, Janet Ayliffe, Rita Hall, Louise Johnston, Sophie Langley, Lorelei Medcalf and Francine Sherman have interpreted the theme in ceramics, paintings, drawings, sculpture and hand made prints.

butter dish, ceramics, Alison Arnold, winged images
3 butter dishes by Alison Arnold


watercolour, bird, Louise Johnston
Watercolour by Louise Johnston


blue wings
Rita Hall, 'Blue wings', drawing


You can get a preview of the Winged Images flock on its Facebook page. Why not make a day of it by lunching at one of Hahndorf's international restaurants, after taking in the visual delights of this stunning exhibition.

Winged Images' will open on Saturday 28 February at 2.00pm. The guest speaker will be David Paton, President of Birds SA and Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide's School of Biological Sciences. The exhibition is open daily from 10am to 5pm and will continue from February 27 until March 29.
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Why? Be transported by a flock of messages of hope and maybe buy one or two as well
When: Daily, 10am to 5pm
Phone: 08 8388 7250
Where: 68 Main St Hahndorf South Australia 5245
Cost: Free
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A must visit for me I love Julia's work, my daughter has had one of her wonderful works on her wall for some years - the black dog.
btw. i've reached the stage of writing a ps. in cards i send - saying i might have sent this one to you before!!, but.... julia wakefield and janet ayliffe's cards are my great love,
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