Here at Berkeley Editions, we couldn't let this pass without sharing news of our special night at the State Library of NSW last Thursday.
It was a great success!
The occasion was a celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Berkeley Editions. The event was opened by Edmund Capon, Director of the Art Gallery of NSW. A public speaker without peer, he held the crowd all spellbound with his talk about the rich history of printmaking throughout the centuries and also the important role our company has played in this interesting art form in Australia. His gracious words were humbling.
A big thank you to Edmund, and to the State Library's Maggie Patton for their engaging official welcome and to the roll up of so many of our stellar artists. Living legend Margaret Olley lent her star power, along with the likes of Garry Shead, the iconic Charles Blackman, Jason Benjamin and Kerrie Lester.
We showed a short film featuring Archibald prize winning Garry Shead creating his latest etching for Berkeley Editions 'The Bride (Mount Pleasant)'.
It was a lovely evening with many highlights -not the least of which was Jason Benjamin's spontaneous speech. He told the crowd that we treat our artists like family, which was great to hear. As I said in my own speech, our iconic artists at Berkeley Editions "are an inspiration and a joy to work with".
And now that the party's over, it's back to business. We have such exciting Limited Edition Prints in stock at present and we welcome our visitors to our Paddington Studio. We look forward to seeing you soon-and to being of service.