Pretty Im-Pressed

Mimi Fairall

27 Oct 2016 to 6 Nov 2016

Pretty Im-pressed is an exhibition of prints I began making during my recent residency at The Art Vault in Mildura. Translating my visual language into etching and woodblock printing encouraged me to be playful and open to new ways of exploring texture, colour, mark and materiality. The prints demonstrate new techniques I learnt such as Collography, Carborundum and woodblock printing by hand. I specifically used pink, pearlescent pigment and glitter as a way of challenging the negative stigma surrounding craft and associations with the terms ‘child-like’ and ‘girly’. These elements are visual cues that reclaim the idea of ‘girliness’ and are also a way of expanding compositional and material possibilities.

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