Artist forum - Gifted 


Leon Stainer and Anita Angel will provide a floor-talk of the CDU Art Collection’s exhibition, ‘Gifted’ on Tuesday 23 October 12.15pm to 1pm.

In 2006, Franck Gohier donated the 33 – print exchange portfolio to the University Art Collection, and this year, the beasties – print exchange portfolio. Both collections were conceived and curated by Melbourne-based artist-printmaker Rona Green, herself an artist participant in the projects, and were first exhibited at Port Jackson Press, in Melbourne. This will be their first showing in the Northern Territory.

The exhibition comprises 56 works by 49 artists from across the country, including the Northern Territory. Four of these artists – Franck Gohier, Dian Darmansjah, Basil Hall and Monique Auricchio – have spent a considerable period based in Darwin, offering leadership in the education and practice of printmaking in remote areas and in ‘engine rooms’ of a number of local printmaking studios and workshops, including: the former Northern Territory University Print Workshop, Northern Editions Printmaking Studio, Red Hand Print Studio & Basil Hall Editions.

The artist’s forum takes place in The Gallery in building 12, Casuarina Campus.

Anita Angel is curator of the Art Collection and a CDU postgraduate in history and art history. She has worked in the public and private sectors as a curator, researcher, writer and historian, and is also curator of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory Art Collection, Darwin.

Leon Stainer is a printmaking lecturer with the School of Creative Arts and Humanities.