Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa Wharf Precinct
Exhibition dates 4 June to 11 July 2021
Gallery open everyday 10am to 4pm
Opening even Sunday 6 June 2021 at 2pm
The Bigger Picture is a South Australian perspective on the Overwintering Project, an Australia wide series of exhibitions and regional activities that celebrate the miraculous journeys of migratory shorebirds. Bittondi Printmakers’ Association Inc widens the focus by considering the changing environments that these birds encounter due to climate change, industrial development and agricultural practice, with particular reference to the South Australian coast and its specific local issues.
Bittondi Members are pleased to be introducing our new Kent Town studio with two open days and an exhibition of members’ work in the adjacent Mezz 55 Gallery space.
Entrance is at the rear in Little Rundle Street
Limited parking, however there is parking in Rundle Street and adjacent areas.
Hours: 1-5pm Saturday 17 April 2021 & 10am-4pm Sunday 18 April 2021.
26 Bittondi members contributed prints to a special anniversary exhibition at the Noarlunga Arts Centre that opened on the 2ndof August this year. Our opening speaker was Kate Toop who collaborated with us in many exhibitions and projects during her time as a senior art teacher at Aberfoyle Park High School. The exhibition was organized by Mary Pulford with the assistance of Tim Rollason from the Noarlunga Arts Centre. It was our largest exhibition to date and we received many comments on the high standards achieved.
Bittondi has a guillotine! The hard working committee, lead by Geoff, have now installed this beauty in the workroom.
We wish to acknowledge that this sheet metal cutting guillotine was purchased with the assistance of a grant from the Onkaparinga Council. It will enable us to expand the range of sizes of printing plates used in the workshop and therefore extend the range of services we can provide to artists and community members who utilise these facilities.
Bittondi Printmakers Association are pleased to present award the winners of the Inaugural Bittondi Awards, which recognise students for their efforts and successes in printmaking.
Chairperson Geoff Gibbons and awards organiser Amanda Hassett visited the school last week to present the ‘Bittondi Award’ – for excellence in printmaking, an Encouragement Award and two Merit Awards. The Awards were selected by the committee from a great body of quality works produced by the students, each committee member allocated three votes and an aggregate vote deciding the winners. There were many deserving works, and the winners can be especially proud their work was selected from such a good field, both technically and artistically.
We would like to sincerely thank Aberfoyle Park School or their continued support of Bittondi, and congratulate all printmaking students for their work this year – we look forward to seeing next years work!
Jade, Ethel and Ben with their Awards