Mike has kindly allowed us to show you some of his sketchbook pages while he was with us in his residency.
For a week now, we've had artist Mike HJ Chang in our workshop as artist-in-residence.
We've had an enriching time observing Mike translate his countless sketches into printed matter.
We asked Mike to recollect his experience with Grafis Minggiran in a couple of sentences:
"I am very new with printmaking so it was good that
members of Grafis Minggiran introduced me to the
processes and the tools I needed to know in order to work.
I learnt how to do etching and alugraphy, and was able to
produce 3 plates in total. The mentors helping me, Tape,
Lulus, Rully and Alfin, were all very knowledgable and very
patient, which I was very grateful. They allowed me to
spend as much time as Ineed to get the technique right,
which was very helpful for a beginner printer like myself.
The residency was very fruitful and has inspired me to
continue printmaking in the future.
I will recommend this residency to anybody who is new
to printmaking or some one who is already an
advanced printmaker. "
Thank you Mike for the kind words, and for being with us at Grafis Minggiran!
Here are some photos from his residency.
To anyone interested to do the 'Workshop Tour' 1-week residency program with us,
please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for more information about the Residency Programs offered by us.
Today, we welcome artist Mike HJ Chang, who is a Taiwanese American artist currently based in Singapore.
This launches our very first Artist in Residence 1-week program, which we call a 'Workshop Tour'.
The Workshop Tour program is a 1 week intensive program where the artist in residence gets to learn new techniques in printmaking with our master printers, and attempts to employ them in the production of 2 edition artworks.
We can't wait to see how this goes with Mike.
Leaving you with the first journal entry from Mike:
Mike, don't fret, you can do it!!!
Stay tuned for more updates!
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