MEGALO SAYS #YES!

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Canberra says YES! Australia says YES!
Megalo says YES! Outstanding result!!!!

The results of the same-sex marriage survey were announced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today with the yes response affirming that 61.6% of Australians who took part in the survey support marriage equality.

We're sharing this image of 'Stone, scissors, paper', a gorgeous screen print (circa 1971) by Japanese artist A-YO which is held in the collection of the Art Gallery of NSW to celebrate this happy day. The survey is done, it's a win, now we hope that the legislation will go through quickly. Megalo proudly stands in support of social justice, diversity + inclusion, we believe in equality for all.
 

MEGALO DOES SYDNEY!

Some of the Megalo team took a trip to Sydney last month to visit the National Art School, UNSW Art & Design, Sydney College of the Arts, Big Fag Press and Publisher Textiles. It was fantastic to meet new people and catch up with old friends as we explored the diverse printmaking spaces around the city. One graduate from NAS, UNSW + SCA Sydney will each receive an emerging artist award from Megalo this year - we can't wait to announce! In the meantime here are some pics from our fabulous few days taking Megalo on the road!
 

ROSE-MARY FAULKNER - EASS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

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A big warm Megalo welcome to Rose-Mary Faulkner who joins us as an artist-in-residence over October and November. Rose-Mary graduated from the ANU School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Glass) with honours in 2016 and was the recipient of a Megalo EASS residency award for her graduating work.

Rose-Mary is already hard at work in the screen studio + we love seeing the new ideas unfurl through printmaking. Make sure you say hello if you see her in the studios!

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Of Surface and Form, 2016, Blown glass, decals and enamel, Dimensions variable diameter up to 32cm Photo: David Paterson

Of Surface and Form, 2016, Blown glass, decals and enamel, Dimensions variable diameter up to 32cm Photo: David Paterson

ANNIKA ROMEYN - MONOTYPES in the BIG PRESS STUDIO

Megalo member Annika Romeyn has been working incredibly hard over the last few months on a series of stunning monotypes. She has created each of these large panels in the studios which then sit together to make up complete works. You can see these fantastic works on show at Annika's upcoming solo exhibition 'Precipice' at ANCA from Oct 4-22. The exhibition opening will be held at 6pm on the 4th October at ANCA Gallery in Dickson ACT. There will also be a musical response to the exhibition composed and performed by Holly Downes + Chris Stone at 2pm on Saturday 21 October, also at ANCA Dickson.

Annika Romeyn in her ANCA Dickson studio with her monotype work 'Chasm 3', 2017

Annika Romeyn in her ANCA Dickson studio with her monotype work 'Chasm 3', 2017

Annika Romeyn 'Chasm 1' monotype 228 x 168cm, 2017

Annika Romeyn 'Chasm 1' monotype 228 x 168cm, 2017

Annika Romeyn in her ANCA Dickson studio with her monotype work 'Chasm 3', 2017

Annika Romeyn in her ANCA Dickson studio with her monotype work 'Chasm 3', 2017

RESIDENCY PROGRAM 2018

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!!!!

It's that time of year again and we're calling for applications to our Annual residency program. In 2018 there will be three ACT based places, two national and one international place. The selected artists receive a stipend, accommodation (international and national) and studio access to Megalo’s comprehensive, professional printmaking facilities.

The Megalo residency program aims to support the making of new work that meets the program objectives of excellence and innovation in printmaking.  Applications close on 31 October 2017 and you can find all the detailed information on the 2018 program here

 

 

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DEREK O'CONNOR - ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

This month we're pleased to welcome Canberra based artist Derek O'Connor as artist-in-residence.  Derek will be working across studios to explore how he can transfer and manipulate historical imagery to be re-interpreted or re-energised through different print mediums. We're fascinated to see how much his experiences here impact his work exploring World War II photography. Welcome Derek!

 

HANNAH GASON - ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

A warm Megalo welcome to Canberra-based glass artist Hannah Gason who has just commenced her 2017 residency with us this week. Hannah graduated from the Australian National University (ANU) School of Art in 2015 and is already a prolific practitioner. We're big fans of her fabulous glass works (check out her website here!) so we can't wait to see what happens for her in our studios.... we'll keep you posted!

BADU ARTS CENTRE - ARTISTS VISIT

We were thrilled to have some of the artists of the BADU ARTS CENTRE visiting this week, all the way from the Torres Strait.
The artists took a tour of our studios and spent some time in the press studios undertaking some relief printing.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Michael Nona, Matilda Nona Malujewel, Laurie Nona and Aiona Tala Gaidan for the day.
Thanks to Justin Bishop from KickArts and the Parliament House Art team for arranging the visit.