This blog was created as a venue for printmakers in Malaysia to come together and share ideas, information and facilities.
We also would like to create awareness, spread the love for printmaking!

Friday, 19 October 2012

Bidding for participation in 4th Guanlan International Print Biennial 2013

Guanlan International Print Biennial has been successfully conducted 3 times by Guanlan Original Printmaking Base. Now the 4th in 2013 is forthcoming. We attained big success in the previous 3 biennials due to the great support of the artists from the entire world. This exhibition will focus on artistic and academic ability, and promote the creative and individual work style. A high level and superior quality of art works will be selected for the exhibition.

We also hope that the Guanlan International Print Biennial will promote the exchange of artists around the world and endeavour that Guanlan International Print Biennial becomes the platform and window for people from the world to understand China, also for Chinese to understand the world.

We invite you to participate in this exhibition, and sincerely hope that more and more artists come from different countries to participate in this exhibition and to see numerous great print art works.

DEADLINE for receiving works :  FEBRUARY 25, 2013.

Exhibition place                    :      Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, Shenzhen,China
Exhibition period                  :       Mid May - Mid June, 2013
Number of proposed works :       200 - 300 pieces
  - Submitted works of each artist are limited to 1 or 2 original work of print created in the last two years prior to the exhibition. All print techniques will be accepted. The works should be signed and do not need to be mounted. - The size of the largest for the submitted works is 120×120cm and the smallest is 30×30cm. A set of work consist of two or three separate prints (such as triptych) which also cannot surpass this limit. For more details:

Please forward this news to others who may interested.

Thank you very much.

Zhao Jiachun
Secretary to Curator

NOTE  to interested artists. If u can't access the website but would like to have more information and Entry Form, pls email:

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Countdown to the 1st Macau Printmaking Triennial begins!

In exactly 1 month's time, our Malaysian team of printmakers will arrive at Macau, including their writer/blogger (me) and another ACG member (Kak Siti) will start our 6D5N trip which will include Shenzhen too.

The Macau exhibition organisers are arranging our accomodation and itinerary.  They are also publishing the exhibition catalog - bilingual (English & Mandarin).  This will include a 5000-word from each participating country documenting the development of printmaking in their country! Gonna be a thick book :)

As this is the first major publication of my writing, i'm thrilled to bits! All this is attributed to Frank Woo, who introduced to me this project and Prof Rahman, who helped check & wrote the concluding section.

It's also a tribute to ACG - The Arts & Crafts Guild KL & Selangor who celebrates it's 19th anniversary this 31st October. ACG was conceived as a vehicle to help promote artists and crafters alike. It's membership is open to all who practice creative pursuits and also all who appreciate the creative outputs of artists, crafter, designers, theatre performers, sculptors, ..etc and of course printmakers.

Printmaking is 'new' &  little known to our members and the public. but fortunately, it is part of the syllabus for Fine Art courses in colleges & universities. ACG is committed to raising awareness about this artform and it has started with the creation of this blog.  It is open to ALL PRINTMAKERS IN MALAYSIA. Much still has to be done.

After the Macau exhibition and visit to Guanlan Printmaking base in Shenzhen, ACG will organise a slide presentation & discussion about our experiences there. This is the purpose of my trip - to document the 'printmaking' experiences and promote Malaysian printmakers.

So the countdown begins!
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