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.
Regardless of the answer – the technical expertise
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
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
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)