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Horizon Lines: The Ambitions of a Print Collection

This exhibition focuses on Northern and Italian Renaissance printmakers, such as Albrecht Dürer, and Dutch Republic prints, including Rembrandt, as well as the etching revival. The selected woodcuts, engravings and etchings present a variety of perspectives on the ambitions of the artists who created them, as well as their collectors and scholars.

Horizon Lines is staged as one of several activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Harold Wright and Sarah and William Holmes scholarships. The awards enable print scholars from Australia or New Zealand to examine prints at the British Museum. Taking its cue from the approaches of Harold Wright and the scholarships, the exhibition encourages considered looking, for the acquisition of knowledge and sheer enjoyment of prints.

The associated symposium, "Prints, Printmaking and Philanthropy: Celebrating 50 Years of the Harold Wright Scholarship", will focus on three broad themes - print exhibitions, print collections and print presses - and consider the influence of philanthropy in shaping print culture from historical and contemporary perspectives. The symposium will be held in the Forum Theatre, Arts West, at the University of Melbourne, September 30th - October 2nd 2019.

Please visit the 'External Link' below for more information about the exhibition, the accompanying catalog, and the related symposium.

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