Six-pack of prints delights gallery lovers
Six-pack of prints delights gallery lovers

Artists' proofs a delight

A MURWILLUMBAH couple have scored a unique package of six new original artists’ proofs of the Tweed.

Nela and John Turnbull are the proud new owners of a set of artists’ proofs done to celebrate the Tweed River Art Gallery’s 20th anniversary after they won a silent auction.

The six proofs formed the centrepiece of the gallery’s Anniversary Print Collection project, which saw six Australian artists create a work in response to the gallery and the Tweed region.

The Turnbulls said they were delighted to have been able to support the project.

“We are regular visitors to the gallery and enjoy the range of programs on offer,” Mrs Turnbull said.

“It is a real treat to hear the news that we cast the successful bid.”

Gallery director Susi Muddiman invited artists GW Bot, Jan Davis, Graham Fransella, Marco Luccio, Euan Macleod and Graeme Peebles to visit the gallery through a weekend residency program back in July to provide an insight into the region.

“The artists were inspired by the Tweed Shire’s beautiful landscape and the prize-winning architecture of the gallery, the diverse flora and fauna of the area, and the potential for leisure and industry that the Tweed offers,” Ms Muddiman said.

The project resulted in the creation of six unique artists’ prints, produced in a limited edition of 20, marking the Gallery’s anniversary year.

The Anniversary Print Collection set contains one print from each artist’s edition, presented in a specially crafted ready-to-hang frame.

The single frame holds one selected print for display, while the remaining five prints are contained in a recessed section at the back, allowing the displayed print to be changed.

From the 20 sets produced, one has been acquired for the gallery’s collection and the remaining 19 were available for sale through the gallery shop for $1000.

A number of sets have already been sold to members of the public.

The work was originally displayed in the gallery from September to November last year.

The print project has been acquired by public art collections and regional galleries across the state.

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