Overwintering Project for artists of the Newcastle Printmakers Workshop


Kate Gorringe-Smith, 2017, Notions of Home: Westernport (i), linocut with chine colle


A group of a printmakers from the Newcastle Printmakers Workshop are currently  engaged in a project initiated by artist, Kate Gorringe-Smith, who is based in Victoria.  Kate is a passionate supporter for the protection of overwintering sites which give respite and provide feeding grounds to a number of migratory shorebirds who travel along the East Asian–Australasian Flyway.  It stretches eastwards from Russia to Alaska and the southern end encompasses Australia and New Zealand. Between these points  the Flyway covers much of eastern Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, and South-East Asia. In total, the flyway passes through 22 countries with approximately 55 migratory species travelling along it, equating to about 5 million birds.

In response to this project artists have begun creating works to be part of a travelling exhibition in Australia.  Works will be shown at the Moonah Arts Centre, Tasmania, Wyndham Art Gallery,  Victoria and the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW.  The Newcastle Printmakers Workshop will also hold an exhibition at our gallery workshop in celebration of this inspiring project.

Follow Kate’s Overwintering page https://www.facebook.com/theoverwinteringproject/

Stockton Sandspit, birdwatching

A group of printmakers watching migratory shorebirds arrive at Stockton Sandspit, Sandgate, NSW with Tom Clarke from the Hunter Bird Observers Club.



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