Unique State

Unique State

Unique State

Unique State explores various forms of expanded and experimental printmaking. The exhibition will include Susan Castleden’s awe-inducing 1:1 scale frottage works, which reproduce the intricate textures of caravans and aeroplane wing-tips. Ben Forster’s Discourse imagines a dialogue between the father of modern capitalism, Adam Smith, and Karl Marx, the co-author of the Communist Manifesto, through the medium of department store receipt printers. Min Wong’s digital collages are transferred to voluminous vinyl curtains, which glisten with lavish colour. The exhibition also features the community driven work of printmaking collectives, Union St Printmakers, Stone and Quoin Studio, and #6Manton. This element of the exhibition is coordinated by South Australian printmaker, Simone Tippet, and underscores the social, democratic spirit which underlies many contemporary printmaking studios.


Adelaide Central Gallery

Exhibition dates

Tuesday 18 June – Friday 19 July

We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, water and community.

We pay our respects to the people, the cultures and the elders past, present and emerging.