Whereabouts: Printmakers Respond – Group Exhibition Curated by Rona Green

Image above: Rona Green  Petal  2023  hand coloured linocut  edition 57   38 x 28 cm
Photography by Tim Gresham

Printmaker Rona Green has curated a group exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat,
Whereabouts: Printmakers Respond, inviting 56 emerging and established artists from across Victoria to submit a work that responds to their relationship to place, country and home. 

Australian Galleries artists Sue Anderson, David Frazer, Rona Green, Kyoko Imazu, Glenn Morgan, Heather Shimmen and Deborah Williams all have works in the exhibition.

Whereabouts: Printmakers Respond
Now Open
Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street, Ballarat VIC

Exhibition Launch
Saturday 16 December 2023

Free entry. All welcome!
Exhibition current until 4 February 2024

For further information on this exhibition, visit The Art Gallery of Ballarat’s website here


Sue Anderson  Cygnet Boats  2023  drypoint  edition 57  20 x 30 cm
printed by Bill Young Photography by Tim Gresham

David Frazer walking home  2023 wood engraving  11.5 x 15.5 irregular edition 57
Photography by Tim Gresham

Kyoko Imazu  Horseshoe Bend  2023  etching and aquatint  edition 57  17.5 x 29.5 cm
Photography by Tim Gresham

Glenn Morgan  Cats  2023  linocut  edition 57   26 x 28 cm
Photography by Tim Gresham

Heather Shimmen  Chaos  2022  hand coloured linocut  edition 57  38 x 28 cm
Photography by Tim Gresham

Deborah Williams  celestial movement  2023  screenprint  edition 57  28 x 38 cm
Photography by Tim Gresham

Kyoko Imazu ‘Wonder’ Shadow Puppet Show at Campbelltown Arts Centre

Image above: Kyoko Imazu  Wonder

“Meet Daidarabotchi the curious giant and open your eyes to the fantastical within the everyday and self. Inspired by Misuzu Kaneko’s poem ‘Wonder’ and featuring breathtaking shadow puppetry and oral storytelling from Kyoko Imazu. This intimate performance will see the Japanese Tea House transformed into a colossal lantern.”

The enchanting shadow puppet works of Kyoko Imazu will be part of an upcoming performance at Campbelltown Arts Centre, as part of the annual Fishers Kids Yomise. This event is a celebration of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture, and the spectacular Japanese artists living and working in Australia.

‘Wonder’ Shadow Puppet Show Saturday 4 November 5 – 9 pm.
Visit Campbelltown Arts Centre for further event information and to book.

Kyoko Imazu and Winsome Jobling – Finalists in Banyule Award for Works on Paper

Image above: Kyoko Imazu  Tall Sundew 2023  papercut

Congratulations to Kyoko Imazu and Winsome Jobling who were selected as Finalists in the Banyule Award for Works on Paper.

The Banyule Award for Works on Paper is awarded biennially to an outstanding contemporary work on paper. This is a prestigious national art prize, with the winning artwork entered into the Banyule Art Collection. This year’s theme is Nhalinggu Bagung, meaning come gather in the Woiwurrung language. Artists across Australia were invited to respond to the theme and show what Reconciliation looks like to them.

Winsome Jobling  Entangled  Dry point and ochres with stitching on handmade papers

Banyule Award for Works on Paper Exhibition
Now showing at Banyule City Council
1 Flintoff Street
Greensborough VIC
On view until 26 November 2023


Kyoko Imazu – Feature in frankie Magazine

Image above: Kyoko Imazu in her studio. Photographed by Charlie Kinross Photography.


We are pleased to share that Kyoko Imazu has been interviewed for issue 110 of frankie magazine as part of its feature ‘The Printmakers’, which explores the practices of several Australian printmakers. In this interview, Kyoko talks about how she became a printmaker, her preference for copper etching over other techniques, and her current projects.


Find issue 110 in your local newsagency or order it online.

To read more about and view a selection of available works by Kyoko Imazu, click here.


Kyoko Imazu and Richard Dove – Discussion and Book Launch at Willy Lit Fest

The Promise by Richard Dove, illustrated by Kyoko Imazu
Little White Bird Press invites you to the launch of the bookThe Promise, by Richard Dove, Illustrated by artist Kyoko Imazu, designed by book designer Hannah Janzen and published by Little White Bird Press.
Book Launch:
Sunday 19 June 4.15 – 5.30 pm
Williamstown Town Hall
104 Ferguson Street Williamstownas part of Willy Lit Fest
The Promise is an original allegory about the enduring power of a promise and the wisdom of living a simple life, close to the earth. 
Introduction to Project Publishing:
The author Richard Dove and artist Kyoko Imazu will discuss new ways of getting work into print at this session Introduction to Project Publishing on
Friday 18 June 11.30 am – 12:30 pm at Willy Lit Fest.
Full $20, Concession $18, Early $15
To purchase tickets to this session, click here

Kyoko Imazu – Featured in Artist Profile

Kyoko Imazu  Three horned rhinoceros beetle (blue) 2022  stoneware  10.5 x 9 x 4.5 cm

We are delighted to share Artist Profile’s feature on Kyoko Imazu’s current solo exhibition, Hiding Spots.
Revelling at once in both pointed personality and dreamlike ambivalence, Kyoko Imazu’s media- and genre-hopping show, Hiding Spots, elides between the sensed and the imagined.
Often, characters from Imazu’s childhood in Japan are set within Australian or otherwise ambivalent landscapes: the artist’s work here is to modulate between times, places, and expressive registers with a grounding in remembered or sensed material. There is a certain kind of magic attending to this work. Elements of “personality” flicker and shift through gauzy dreamscapes, as solid figures – often drawn at once from both the artist’s memories, and her present surroundings, within the same image – are sifted out of the intermediate realm of the visually non-specific. This is the magic of Imazu’s special attentiveness to the teeming biological world around her – but also to its imaginative and affective valences. In many of Imazu’s images, we find often-overlooked members of our surrounds. We see weeds, bugs, and pebbles that are so frequently shrunk back from the centre of or preoccupied and anthropocentric gaze. 
Just as the settings of Imazu’s prints might be described as an “in-between,” so too might we consider her approach to medium as modular. Hiding Spots presents work across printmaking, papercut, and ceramics, with characters and moods carrying across between these distinct modes of making. Many of the ceramics in the show extrapolate upon characters from the prints: horned beetle figures with human-like faces, cats, and multi-species characters simply designated as “strange animals.” There is, in these ceramics, a frequent emphasis on companionship, or even friendship, between species, as human figures are shown embracing, or “leaning upon” other creatures, both literally and symbolically. Is in, indeed, as if these creatures (including human creatures) look each other in the eye, whichever world they may be found within. 
To read the full article, visit the Artist Profile website.
Kyoko Imazu Artist Talk:
2pm Saturday 26 March
28 Derby Street, Collingwood.
Exhibition current until Saturday 26 March. 
Click here to view the exhibition online.
Kyoko Imazu  Hank and dandelion 2021  etching and aquatint  edition 25  39 x 44 cm
Kyoko Imazu in her studio
Kyoko Imazu  Bright Star  2021  etching and aquatint  edition 25  65 x 45 cm
Kyoko Imazu  Hank and bulbine lilies  2021  etching and aquatint  edition 25  20.5 x 21 cm

Kyoko Imazu  Rhino beetle (pink)  2022  stoneware 11 x 8.5 x 4 cm