Mini Graff

Country

AUS

Affliliation

Biography

Mini Graff stencils and prints images which strongly relate to the given environment and community, transforming an anonymous repetitive urban landscape into a unique and personal aesthetic experience. Parody, humor and social commentary are common themes in Graff's work - notions that are translated into experiments with scale in public space - from discrete interventions to large scale installations.

Mini Graff's work is held in several public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia. Graff's  work is included in the NGA touring exhibition 'Space Invaders', currently showing at RMIT Gallery, Melbourne.

Panel

GESTETNER TO ONE ARM BANDIT - A panel discussion facilitated by Alison Alder between Michael Callaghan, Glenn Barkley, Mini Graff and Anna Zagala

 

A low-tech process, combined with cheap materials has the capacity to unleash a power that is often lost when the method of production takes over from the rawness of the original idea.

The alluring printed 'look', exemplified in Australia with prints made in the 1930s, 70 & 80s has resurfaced in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Screen printing, offset and letterpress on stencils, stickers and posters are commandeered to make new work seen both on the street and in the gallery.

There is a traceable line of activity within Australian cultural networks where accessible printing equipment has been used to make wonderful work – gestetner machines are an example from the late 60s/early 70s; Big Fag Press' use of an offset proofing press is a contemporary example along with a resurgence of screen printed artwork.

This history, and its current manifestations, will be explored through a panel discussion and interrogation of work made from the late 1970s to the present.

Date

Wednesday 28 September

Session

1:30pm - 3.00pm

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