The Print Exposed Exhibition – March/May 2013

Karl Koenig

Karl Koenig

Mike Ware

Mike Ware

The Print Exposed – March 1st to May 5th 2013

An extraordinary opportunity to view work from renowned international artists from UK and USA, exhibited beside Australia’s finest photographic artists.

The Print Exposed is a truly unique exhibition aimed at encouraging the understanding, and appreciation for handmade alternative/ historic photographic print processes evolved from almost a 175 years of photography. This brings alive the age old argument – where does science end and art begin.

 

Tim Rudman

Tim Rudman

Regardless of the answer – the technical expertise

Jerry Spangnoli

Jerry Spagnoli

displayed in these images bring a mix of beauty and intrigue created by passionate photographers and photographic artists. 

Includes Chris BYRNES, Gary CHAPMAN, Danielle EDWARDS, Bob KERSEY, Karl KOENIG, Grace LEUNG, Craigh MARSDEN, Leanne MCPHEE, Tim RUDMAN, Kate SCHOFIELD, Trish SIMPSON, Jerry SPAGNOLI and Mike WARE

 

 

 

Craigh Marsden Photogravure

Craigh Marsden
Photogravure

Grace LeungArygrotype

Grace Leung
Arygrotype

Chris ByrnesCyanotype

Chris Byrnes
Cyanotype

Danielle Edwards Chrysotype

Danielle Edwards
Chrysotype

Bob KerseyPlatinotype

Bob Kersey
Platinotype

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The work local work submitted is eligible Mike Ware Award and Peoples Choice Award.
The exhibition is supported by Photo Resource Pty Ltd and michaels camera digital and video

    

 

 

Trish SimpsonCyanotype

Trish Simpson
Cyanotype

Gary ChapmanPlatinotype

Gary Chapman
Platinotype

Kate SchofieldAlbumen

Kate Schofield
Albumen

Leanne McPhee

Leanne McPhee Chrysotype

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Leanne McPhee – awarded the Mike Ware Award for her Blushing Drape Chrysotype photograph.

The Print Exposed 2013

The Mike Ware Award

Greetings from Buxton, just 16,913 kilometers distant from Trentham East!

You may well be asking – as I am – how a photographic exhibition can reasonably be judged from so far…

Well, I have all the images on-screen – anonymous and untitled – even though I can’t handle the objects themselves as I would wish,  I’m assured that they’re all beautifully hand-crafted – so everyone would qualify for a prize on technique! That just leaves concept and design to judge by.

This set of pictures offers such a rich variety of subject matter: landscapes both impressionistic and exquisitely coloured, plant forms, architecture, still life, modernist pattern, etc., all give evidence of accomplished photography. To make the difficult decision between them, I’ve had to look for something extra, beyond the usual criteria.

So I’ve considered a characteristic that only alternative processes can provide: an “expressive resonance” between the chosen subject matter and the qualities of the chosen process. What I might call the “Alt Wow” factor! Since the nature of the Mike Ware Award itself could suggest that I favour one particular process over others,  I’ve still had to agonise over this decision. But I’m convinced that the print with the greatest “Alt Wow” factor is the Chrysotype print no.1.

(this is Leanne McPhee’s Blushing Drape)

 Congratulations!

Mike Ware