Prints, Printmaking and Philanthropy

Forum Lecture Theatre, Room 153, Arts West (Building 148), University of Melbourne Parkville campus.

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This symposium, Prints, Printmaking and Philanthropy, celebrates 50 years of The Harold Wright and The Sarah and William Holmes Scholarships by focussing on three broad themes - print exhibitions, print collections and print presses – and seeks to trace the influence of philanthropy in shaping Australasian print culture. In one of the largest gatherings of print scholars, curators, artists and printmakers ever seen in Australia, a range of topics will be addressed from historical and contemporary perspectives. These include: the complex links between Australia and Britain’s print networks, experimentation in ‘DIY’ print practices, local post-war print communities in Melbourne, examinations of the habits of print collectors, the latest in-depth research on eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century printed images and their provenance, as well as a major focus on the evolving role of the master-print workshop in an Australian context. More