Danni’s designs shine

Print maker Danni McGrath (22) of Shelley.  The Hatched National Graduate Exhibition opens at PICA next week and this year features Shelley artist Danni McGrath.
Print maker Danni McGrath (22) of Shelley. The Hatched National Graduate Exhibition opens at PICA next week and this year features Shelley artist Danni McGrath.

Hatched: National Graduate Show runs from May 10 to June 29 and is a curated showcase of new art from Australia’s top tertiary graduates.

The 22-year-old said she was predominantly a printmaker who worked with screen print processes.

‘I generally make printed matter in multiple forms, such as posters, flyers, booklets and business cards,’ she said.

‘I like to see my work as inferior impersonations of the kind of thing that you would get printed at a professional print shop.’

Ms McGrath said being part of the exhibition was an exciting challenge.

‘I’m re-making the work that I presented at my university graduation show last year, which was a series of business cards, personalised for each of my fellow graduating artists,’ she said.

‘This is the largest print job I’ve ever undertaken, so that’s the main challenge.

‘I’m excited about the opportunity to have my work distributed amongst the wide audience that Hatched reaches.’

The artist attributed her love of art to her art teacher at Rossmoyne Senior High School, Ms Robbins, and took her love further to study at Curtin University.

‘In my last year of high school I got involved in Propel Youth Arts WA, the peak body for youth arts in WA, which led to a lot of opportunities including exhibitions, workshops, studio spaces, and meeting some amazing people,’ she said.

‘The staff and students at Curtin have helped me confirm that the arts is the area in which I wish to make a career.’