The Cuban Connection

Norberto Marrero and Janette Brossard have arrived in Bunbury after a journey that has taken over 2 years, countless emails and the development of a special relationship between artists and art lovers.  When Liz and Lloyd Horn purchased an entire collection of prints while on holiday in Cuba, they did not imagine it would see them hosting 2 very accomplished and successful Cuban printmakers in their home town of Bunbury, and instigate an exhibition of prints at the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, opening this Thursday 10 July.

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Norberto and Janette have travelled to Australia with an amazing collection of prints. 12 artists are being represented through both the BRAG exhibition and one that opened at ECU in Perth last Friday. 6 of those artists works are in Bunbury including an inspiring collection by our guests. Both Norberto and Janette are represented by the Havanna Gallery in Zurich and are no strangers to international exhibits, having had their work shown in Brazil, England, Mexico and Boston (USA). First meeting at Art School they have now been professional artists for 20 years, and continued to develop and hone their craft. In the past 2 to 3 years they have been exploring Japanese influences which is evident in the prints that will be on show.

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Says Janette, “printmakers are more marginalised” which is why such exchanges are so important. It is an unusual cultural dialogue that has real value to printmakers through the development of relationships with other printmakers on an international basis.

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ALL Bunbury residents and art lovers are encouraged to attend the opening this Thursday 10 at BRAG from 6pm.

WA artists are being given the rare opportunity to attend workshops both in Perth and Bunbury during “The Cuban Connection” and more information can be sourced through BRAG at www.brag.org.au

Check out past blogs on Stylo to see how Liz and Lloyd stumbled across Norberto and Janette’s work. A wonderful holiday experience.

 

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