Panoply Opening at Metropolis Gallery Geelong.

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The opening event for Panopaly had a fantastic turn out, with a great response to Emma’s print, “Visual Biography of a Melbourne Teenager”, pictured above on the poster in the window of Metropolis Gallery.

Director of the Geelong Gallery, Jason Smith, launched the exhibition on opening night, expressing his support for the printmaking community of Geelong, and indicating that the Geelong Regional Gallery is hoping to expand their print collection in the coming years.

One framed and three unframed prints by Emma are available for purchase during the exhibition which runs until the 3rd of December.

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Art is… Geelong Print Exchange

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The Opening Event for he 1st ART IS print exchange and exhibition is fast approaching. To see Emma’s submission come along on Thursday, December 1st at 5.30pm – 7:00pm.

Emma’s edition of hand-coloured lino prints are signed, sealed and delivered.

The piece, titled “Matata”, is a reflection of her time in New Zealand earlier this year. On this trip she produced many small sketches in a visual diary. This print is a translation of one of these sketches, re-imagined as a hand coloured lino print. The beach depicted was a coastal paradise; Azure blue ocean, volcanic islands on a horizon with a perfect sunset spanning the endless sky. The paired back colour scheme was a deliberate choice, representing the obscuring of memories over time.

A portion of the proceeds from the the print exchange will be donated to Bravehearts. This will help them to continue their wonderful work with children as they facilitate abuse prevention programs in schools in our area and across Australia.

PANOPLY Print Exchange

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PANOPLY is an exhibition curated by artist Rona Green, in which limited edition prints will be exchanged between 40 emerging and established Australian artists, with a diversity of ideas in a wide range of print media including linocut, woodcut, screenprinting, etching, mezzotint and lithography. This ‘print exchange’ will present one framed and three unframed prints by each artist, available for purchase on opening night and during the exhibition.


EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Emma Armstrong-Porter, Asphyxia, Anna Austin, Eolo Paul Bottaro, Lauren Carter, Jazmina Cininas, Paul Compton, Graeme Drendel, Philip Faulks, Amanda Firenze Pentney, Alex Game, Silvi Glattauer, Janet Goldman, Rona Green, Andrew Gunnell, Gregory Harrison, Carolyn Hawkins, Bill Hay, Julie Holmes, Anita Iacovella, Jessika K, Adrian Kellett, Julian Laffan, Marion Manifold, Pip Matthews, Olivia Mazzone, John McClumpha, Aaron McLoughlin, Glenn Morgan, Graeme Peebles, Catherine Pilgrim, John Ryrie, Gwen Scott, Josh Searson, Heather Shimmen, Glen Smith, Sophie Westerman, Deborah Williams, Joel Wolter and Keren Zorn.

Brunswick Street Gallery 40×40 art prize, 2016

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Emma is an entrant in the 2016 Brunswick Street Gallery 40×40 open-call art prize.

The show will feature an eclectic mix of artists and media, including the above two layer lino print by Emma.

Killing on the Spree, 2015, two colour lino print on cotton rag.

The opening event and prize announcements will be from 6pm-9pm,  16 December 2016.

COASTAL – Art Is… Print Exchange.

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Emma will be participating in the 1st ART IS… print exchange and Exhibition.

She will be creating an edition of 10 12x12cm lino prints with the theme “coastal”, sharing the space at ART IS… Gallery with a fantastic array of local Geelong talent.

A portion of the proceeds from the the print exchange will be donated Bravehearts, to help them continue their wonderful work with children, as they facilitate abuse prevention programs in schools in our area, and across Australia.
Opening Event Thursday, December 1st 5.30pm – 7:00pm

Panoply – Group Show/Print Exchange curated by Rona Green

Emma will be a participating artist in an amazing display of printmaking in November at Metropolis Gallery Geelong. Check out Rona Green’s Website for more information on this exhibition.

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Photo: (Detail) “Visual Biography of a Melbourne Teenager”, 2016, 2 Colour Lino Print

panoply
ˈpanəpli/
noun
noun: panoply; plural noun: panoplies
  1. an extensive or impressive collection.
    “a deliciously inventive panoply of insults”
    2. a splendid display.
    Synonyms: array, range, collection

Panoply, an exhibition of specially made prints by 40 Australian artists curated by Rona, will be hosted at Metropolis Gallery in Geelong from 12 November – 3 December 2016. The splendid participating artists are Emma Armstrong-Porter, Asphyxia, Anna Austin, Eolo Paul Bottaro, Lauren Carter, Jazmina Cininas, Paul Compton, Graeme Drendel, Philip Faulks, Amanda Firenze Pentney, Alex Game, Silvi Glattauer, Janet Goldman, Rona Green, Andrew Gunnell, Gregory Harrison, Carolyn Hawkins, Bill Hay, Jake Holmes, Julie Holmes, Anita Iacovella, Adrian Kellett, Alexi Keywan, Julian Laffan, John McClumpha, Aaron McLoughlin, Marion Manifold, Olivia Mazzone, Graeme Peebles, Catherine Pilgrim, John Ryrie, Gwen Scott, Josh Searson, Jessika Schwientek, Heather Shimmen, Glen Smith, Sophie Westerman, Deborah Williams, Joel Wolter and Keren Zorn.

Group Show – Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice

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The Rat Portraits show has been bumped-out to make way for another exciting display of art at A Gallery this month, a group show inspired by the era that was the 1980’s.

Pop culture aplenty showcasing an array of Melbourne and Geelong artists exploring the decade, applying their art to canvasses, crockery and a variety of other surfaces.

The two pieces shown above are a hand studded/hand stitched/hand painted vinyl jacket, and the painting “Butts Down” (enamel and spray-paint on canvas), both by artist Emma Armstrong-Porter. They are a “gutterside” interpretation of the 80’s.

Being born in the decade and not being all that aware of fashion and culture at the time, she has found inspiration in the punk-rock music movement in Melbourne, taking ideas and imagery from first hand stories and crusty archives of the time, creating these two works.

Come see them on opening night at A Gallery, 206 High Street Preston, Saturday 10th September 2016, 6:30-10:30pm. Celebrations will include 80’s  Karaoke for those game enough to partake.