In Print: Charles Darwin University Art Collection 

Marina Strocchi, Brancusi Palm 2007, etching, CDU Art Collection

Drawn from Charles Darwin University’s permanent collection of art, the new exhibition at the CDU Art Gallery will open this week.

CDU Art Collection and Art Gallery Curator, Anita Angel said In Print reflected the university’s engagement with the creative and cultural life of Northern Australia.

“Venturing across the Far North’s cities and townships to some of its most remote communities, the exhibition draws together a 17-year history of CDU’s principal visual art entities,” Ms Angel said.

“It highlights the power and beauty of graphic art by Indigenous, non-Indigenous and Southeast Asian artists, many of whom have worked under the auspices of CDU’s various printmaking workshops, studios and enterprises.

“Through creative engagement and collaborative exchange, In Print traces on paper – through colour, line and form – the evolution of the medium as a uniquely North Australian phenomenon.”

Ms Angel said In Print also acknowledged the contribution of CDU-educated and employed print workshop managers, collaborators and editioning printers to the history of prints and printmaking in the region.

The exhibition will be officially opened by Associate Professor Alison Inglis, from the University of Melbourne, tomorrow, Thursday, November 4 at 6pm and will run until Friday, 4 February 2011.

The CDU Art Gallery is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm or by appointment with the Curator.

For further information:

Tel: 8946 6621 (CDU Art Collection & Art Gallery) or 8946 7299 (University Advancement Office).