This exhibition celebrates ten years of printmaking by Tasmanian artist Mandy Renard. Mandy specialises in dry point etching which involves scratching and carving marks into soft metals with hard objects to create images. Ink is pushed into the marks on the plate and the paper is printed with the image revealed after it is peeled off the metal plate.
“I see the world, including the human being as an infinitely complex work of art constantly unfolding. Anything that influences existence in transcendent ways influences me. I love feeling out intelligent beauty and potential and reflecting it into the world. I am a treasure hunter and some of my favourite treasures include poets, philosophers, artists and mystics such as Hafiz, Gibran, and Rumi, the entire natural world, Irmansyah Effendi, my family, Attar, Lao Tzu, Epicurus, Frida Kahlo, Chagall, Arcimboldo, Louise Bourgeois, Caravaggio, Hieronymus Bosch and the spark in all beings. We live in worlds within worlds that feel infinite and according to physicists and mystics alike are; they intrigue me and I want to keep the dialogue alive around our ultimate nature. How we are in the world influences in rich ways, which are easily spoken about through the medium of the image.” Mandy Renard