Crafting “natural” conceptions in and of China, of its nationhood and its people - Pamela See considers the key political role played by woodcut prints in Chinese communism.
Spacecraft ✿ A future from what remains - Stewart Russell at Spacecraft recovers robust colours from the debris of human activity, envisaging a sustainable future.
Omar Musa blends words and the wood carving of Borneo to explore beauty, rage and history - Kevin Brophy describes how Omar Musa blends words and the wood carving of Borneo to explore beauty, rage and history
Fresh and salt waters meet in black and white - Claire Grant writes about Brian Robinson and Tamika Grant-Iramu of Zenadth Kes (Torres Strait Islands) heritage, who unite their practices in a confluence of freshwater and saltwater country for the dual exhibition A Carved Landscape: Stories of Connection and Culture.
The ladybird garden of Chen Ping - Jan Hogan writes about a Tasmanian printmaker of Chinese origin whose work expresses a universal idiom of flowers.
Craft revival in China: How to make an old year new again - Anying Chen outlines a project to revive New Year prints, which are posted in Chinese homes to help begin the year on a positive note.
Throwing shadows from the sun: Spacecraft’s botanical prints - Eugenia Lim examines the Spacecraft upholstery commission, applying a new tradition of wattle prints to Boyd furniture.
Itazu Litho-Grafik (板津石版画工房): The Stone Letter Project - Neilton Clarke writes about a project that draws inspiration from the history of lithography from the Meiji period.
Josh Muir inspired by Oaxaca - Aborignal printmaker Josh Muir reflects on his residency in Oaxaca.
An ink route from Oaxaca city to Phnom Penh 🇲🇽 - Fernando Aceves writes about the collective energy of printmaking in Oaxaca, which has reached out to Cambodia to help a devastated country recover its artistic capacity.
Warp & Weft – a selection of textile-ish NZ artists - Garland was launched in Ōtautahi Christchurch with the exhibition Warp & Weft, which featured extraordinary textile-related works from artists in Aotearoa New Zealand. We'd like to share a selection of those works with you.
Anthea Boesenberg interview - Mark Stiles interviews Sydney printmaker Anthea Boesenburg.
A textile selfie, with love from Rajasthan - Fiona Wright weaves a story that combines stencil art, Indian block printing and selfies. And it's all in the family.
Waterfall in a box - Scientific illustrator Rhyll Plant and bookbinder Ann Baxter collaborated to produce a concertina print in a box depicting a Japanese-inspired scene of fish descending in water.
Balnhdnhurr: a mark for others to follow - Will Stubbs and Annie Studd present Balnhdhurr, a survey of printmaking in the Yirrkala Print Space, at the Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Art Centre.
Workshops of the World: Editions Tremblay - As part of our quest to go behind the scenes, we asked Theo Tremblay to list the ten most important rules in running in printmaking workshop. Editions Tremblay Print Workshop is located in Canopy Arts, Cairns, and collaborates with major artists in North Queensland.
Making marks on paper in the tropics - Sonja Anderson enters the world of InkFest, a biennial celebration of printmaking in Cairns. She ponders on the seemingly inescapable drive, the one that compels artists to make marks on paper.