During the September Master of Fine Arts seminar week, Whitecliffe had the pleasure of hosting Catherine Bebout from Montclair State University. Catherine, a noted printmaker, gave a lecture to the MFA students on her current work “Mapping the Body” which is currently on exhibition in Melbourne at Monash University until October 5. This is Catherine’s second visit to Whitecliffe, part of the ongoing collegial exchange Whitecliffe has with Montclair. Catherine also reviewed the Printmaking programme with senior printmaking lecturer, John Horner, who had curated an exhibition of print work to coincide with the MFA seminar and Catherine’s visit. The work included prints from alumni, students and faculty. A special thanks to the contributing artists: John Horner, Henry Symonds, Rosina Kamphuis, Esther Hansen, Katarina Matovic, Ruby Carson Keane, Veronika Djoulai, Jonathan Dunbar, Jeannie Burnside, Sarah Clayton, and Peter Seaton. Collographs by Greg Whitecliffe, co-founder of Whitecliffe were also included in the exhibition.
Catherine Bebout gained her MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in Printmaking and Sculpture. She has been Associate Professor in the Department of Art & Design and the Director of Printmaking at Montclair State University since 1996. Bebout’s work is exhibited nationally and internationally with solo exhibitions in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, Quebec, Canada, Auckland and she is currently exhibiting work in Melbourne. As a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar to India, her work was in a travelling exhibition that opened at the Ruchika Art Gallery in Goa, with venues at the Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai and Lalit Kala Akademi in Chennai, India. Her work was also included in the 2008 International Novosibirsk Print Biennial in Russia.