The ‘Art Heroes’ Project
In April 2013, senior students and staff from the DSA Print Laboratory took off for a camping experience and print workshop to my rustic ‘Goatshed’ crib in Kyeburn Diggings, Central Otago. I had recently completed my Masters so it was a good distraction while I awaited my results.
Large scale collagraphs were produced using backing boards rescued from the closure of the Trents spice, herb and baking goods processing plant in Dunedin and recycled cardboard. Day one out on the lawn was sunny and warm so good progress was made on assembling the collagraphs. The temperature turned and down came the rain that evening so day two was spent printing on top of the pool table inside to great results. Thanks go to Neil Emmerson for organising the project and Steev Peyroux for his technical support.
Art Heroes 2013, collagraphs printed on cotton fabric, 120 x 100 cm
The prints were displayed hanging from a clothesline at the DSA Print Studio and at the ‘Audacious’ event, Sargood Centre. The works have been sewn together into a large banner and have been sent to MIT, Auckland for another showing.
Images below of the workshop in action. Featuring, in descending order, collagraphs by Georgia Shearer-Schultz, Tom Ellison (FHDW), Steev Peyroux, Lynn Taylor and Sophie Prinselaar-Smith
The ‘Art Heroes’ project installation at the Sargood Centre, formerly the Dunedin Public Art Gallery