Local students and community members will work with a renowned Victorian artist to create our city’s next piece of public art – Swan Hill’s Biggest Print.
Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery has just received funding to deliver the project – a 15 metre long artwork that will take up the entire western wall of the Gallery.
Gallery Director Ian Tully said he was looking forward to starting the project in April with Judy Holding – an artist renowned for painting, works on paper, sculpture and installations – and local artists Shirley Pinchen and Kerryn Finch.
“Judy is working on a sculptural piece at the moment, which will be installed when she is in Swan Hill next month,” Mr Tully said.
“She will then host workshops with local secondary school students and with English Language students from SuniTAFE, and the print works they create will form the basis for the rest of the public art work.
“It will be a wonderful chance for people to learn about the printmaking process, about processes like lino printing, screen printing, spray paint stenciling and drawing.
“Once it’s complete, the work will take up the entire western wall of the Gallery, near our Farmer sculpture. It will be a fresh and welcoming addition to the Gallery, and made even more special because it will be created by our own community.”
Swan Hill’s Biggest Print is thanks to a $26,590 grant just announced from the State Government’s Engaging Audiences program.
The project will be run in the lead up to this year’s National Print and Drawing Acquisitive Awards at Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery. The Print and Drawing Awards night will be held on 12 May, with the exhibition of winning and shortlisted works, and print and drawing activities, on until 8 July.
Keep an eye on the Gallery’s social media channels and local media for more news about Swan Hill’s Biggest Print and how you might get involved.