A few images from the first exchange
How the Water Project began
In 2019, during a visit to India, there became an opportunity to spread Fibre Arts charity work to a community that was desperate for clean drinking water.
Working with Dhanraj Malik in Zainabad and with the Bajanya Community, Fibre Arts supplied a pump that would deliver water from 350 feet underground.
This pump in such a short time has produced enough water to supply, not just this community, but the Girls School and the Eco Lodge that is run by Dhanraj Malik.
Fibre Arts also built toilets at the Girls School and the Boys School, supplied exercise books for the High School and brought and planted more than 200 trees to form a shade/play area at the Girls School.
All these projects are funded by the Fibre Arts community with their donations to the 15 x15 x $15. 10 x10 x $10 and the auction.
This way of raising funds happens during each event.
Thank you for your support for making these prints for the International Print Exchange… it does change lives.
The Water Project and Printmaking Sisters invite all Printmakers to join us
in the Second Water Project Exchange
This is an exchange with a difference, all images will be uploaded to a Redbubble page where anyone can order the images on various quality articles including T shirts, bags, mugs, phone covers etc. See example below. The profits from these online sales go directly to the Water Project.
It is a ‘given’ that by entering this exchange you allow your image to be available to be uploaded to Redbubble.
Theme - WATER
Be liberal with your interpretation as you respond to this encompassing theme.
To help here are a few words to describe water: calm, choppy, deep, fresh, high, littoral, low, marine, oceanic, pacific, rough, stagnant, swollen, tidal.
Reflect on how water affects our planet the humans, animal kingdom, the landscape, plants and climate.
Paper size is strictly 12 cm square or 4.7 inches square. Images can be printed edge to edge or on any part of the paper.
Size of image: While you are creating your image consider carefully that this image will be uploaded in high definition to a special Redbubble website where it can be printed onto various articles. An image the maximum 12 cm square size will be best for reproduction. If the image is indistinct we will put the eye catching Water Project border around it in a colour matching your print, see below. All profits from these sales go directly to The Water Project
Intaglio, Relief, Collagraphy, Stencil, Lithography, Letterpress, Serigraphy, Digital alone or in combination with these techniques is also accepted
Number of prints
Each artist will create an edition of 10 prints signed and numbered (1/10, 2/10, 3/10...etc) and mail to: Printmaking Sisters, PO Box 3328 Robertson NSW 2577 AUSTRALIA
Two prints are to be donated for sale - the proceeds to The Water Project
Eight prints will be exchanged and you will be sent a random selection in return
Each print needs the artist’s name, title, and medium in pencil on the back
If you wish you can add extra prints to be sold on behalf of the Water Project
The prints will be exhibited and sold at Printmaking Sisters at the SHAC Gallery and at Fibre Arts events.
When the prints and fees arrive, images of the prints will be uploaded to a Redbubble page along with your short artist statement
Participation fee: $20 AU in Australia and $25 AU International (outside Australia) to cover handling, postage and packaging.
31 August 2022 but do try to get yours in as early as possible. We realise how difficult life has been due to the pandemic but printmakers are very resourceful beings, can't wait to see your prints! LET US KNOW BY 31 AUGUST IF YOU HAVE MAILED A LATE ENTRY
We are very excited about this exchange, when we see the difference Glenys has made in this community of outcasts we are only too delighted to help.