BALLARAT – SPRING
21st to 27th September 2020View Event
Jet’s intricate collagraph work explores a myriad of textures & line styles. He uses a a large variety of materials & methods, exploring & pushing the medium by etching the surface, embossing textures, collaging materials, spray painting stencils, focused dotting with nail polish and loose flowing lines made through syringes of paint. Jet’s current theme is that of identity, and creating a personalised symbology to show the depth and layered qualities of one’s spirit.
Born in 1984 Jet James is an artist and printmaker residing in Yeppoon. His unique and free flowing artworks have been widely recognised in many awards across Australia, including a Shortlisting in the 2009 National Youth Self Portrait Prize by the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, Winner of the National Charles Ware Award by the Rockhampton Regional Gallery, Oak Hill Printmaking Award in Melbourne, Roy Skinner Memorial Award at the Gympie Gold Rush Award and has been recently selected in a New Zealand exhibition of Australia’s leading and emerging printmakers.
In this workshop you will be exploring the technique of collagraphy which is under
the umbrella of printmaking. We will combine techniques such as etching, lino
carving, collage and incorporating added materials onto a PVC plate, which is
unique and versatile printing surface. Participants will make a plate and print in an
intaglio process which involves rubbing ink into the plate and polishing it back then
printing onto paper using an etching press.
This is an experimental workshop with the focus being on using found materials
and also incorporating plastic plates, tapes and other materials to create a range of
visual, textural and design effects.