Press Check

Sawtooth Gallery, Launceston

2nd to the 23rd of November 2018

 

‘Press Check is a commercial printing term used to monitor colour and registration in hard copy proofs. This step in the digital printing process is the last step controlled by a human being. Phoebe Beard has created a series of artworks that contradict commercial print techniques, producing few editions rather than many, rejecting ideas of mass production. Six panel brochures and maps usually found at information centres are re-appropriated, resulting in mineral extraction guides and topographic maps. The artworks created in Alice Springs/Mparntwe will act as a guide for all workshops held in the project space during November. Participants are invited to contribute to the display by creating their own relief printed map or brochure, challenging existing print material available in Launceston. 

'Resourcing The Territory' exhibited as part of Press Check Exhibition at Sawtooth Artist Run Initiative, November 2018

'Area Plan' exhibited as part of Press Check Exhibition at Sawtooth Artist Run Initiative, November 2018

Mentored by Phoebe Beard the workshops will be held on the 3rd and 17th of November at Sawtooth Gallery and Artist Run Initiative. Phoebe will introduce a variety of different printing techniques suitable for children aged six years and above. Adults are also invited to attend the four-hour printmaking workshop which is loosely based on the ‘X Marks the Spot’ printmaking workshop at Central Craft, Alice Springs/Mparntwe. The exhibition and workshop are a culmination of Phoebe Beard’s research into commercial print material and tourism which began as part of the Travelling Artist Residency with Watch This Space. Planning, printing and distributing hand-made maps in the project space Phoebe Beard hopes to produce creative and conscious print material that is representative of our time. 

Printmaking workshop as part of Press Check Exhibition at Sawtooth Artist Run Initiative, November 2018.

Press Check Exhibition, Sawtooth Artist Run Initiative, Launceston, Tasmania.