Insects, Birds and Winged Creatures come to Everglades. They lie hidden amongst the gardens- look closely and you will see them. Works for this exhibition have been created in 2 and 3D, in both print media and mixed media on canvas. The Winged Creatures in this exhibition have come to help protect the birds and insects, and in doing so these images have their own stories to tell.
Many techniques are used by artist Jan Melville in her creative journey where boundaries are often pushed. In printmaking etchings, lino cuts and wood cuts are personal favourites. Assemblage works bring out the bower bird in Melville, who collects many artifacts from both landscape and streetscape and also recycles old prints to work with.
During this exhibition, Melville will be giving informal talks on both the works and the construction of the Artist Books on display. Hand made artist books have attracted a following in the arts the use of artist’s visual images displayed in 3D. For this show, a special book “Winged Creatures Of Everglades” was constructed using a number of prints from images, both from Everglades and elsewhere.
Well known as a printmaker, Melville’s assemblage works and hand made artist books now have a following of their own. Many of her works are in private collections with artist books in Manly Libray Sydney and Minnesota Centre for Book Arts USA.
The opening of this exhibition is on Saturday 4 January 2 – 4pm, when Jan Melville will give an informal talk on the construction of books and a quick overview of the works on display. All are welcome.