The Flyway Print Exchange
20 artists from 9 countries inspired by the journeys of 8 million birds
The Flyway Print Exchange is an international environmental art project featuring 20 artists from 9 different countries, linked by the East-Asian Australasian Flyway. The Flyway describes the route flown twice-annually by Australia’s migratory shorebirds, to and from their breeding grounds above the Arctic Circle.
The artists, from New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, India, China, Japan, South Korea and the USA, have all created an edition of original prints to exchange, exhibit and sell. Techniques include woodblock printing, silkscreen, digital, etching, linocutting, stencilling and more. The artists are donating all proceeds from print sales to BirdLife Australia’s shorebird research programs.
The Flyway Print Exchange exhibition in Melbourne will feature two sets of prints: one pristine and framed, the other one worn and weathered, which has been posted without protection along the Flyway from New Zealand to Alaska and back to echo the birds’ journeys.
Australia: Alexis Beckett; Kate Gorringe-Smith; Helen Kocis Edwards; Amanda O’Sullivan; Vida Pearson
New Zealand: Celia Walker
Indonesia: Syahrizal Pahlevi
Singapore: Tham Pui San
India: Radhika Gupta; Kavita Shah
South Korea: Hyun Tae Lee
Japan: Kyoko Imazu
China: Cui Xiao Hua; Ni Jianming; Feng Jiaming
USA (Alaska): Garry Kaulitz; Edwin Mighell
After the inaugural exhibition which will be held in Melbourne, Australia in the second half of 2014, we hope to exhibit in and outside Australia to exhibit the Flyway Print Exchange.
Sponsored by Melbourne Water
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