Pushing the Envelope

Hannah Parker, Elizabeth Hunter and Lucia Parrella

We are three print makers living between Wollongong, Cairns and Cape York, who want to share and support each other’s creative work.  We decided to do this via a mail art project, sending ‘envelopes which are a result of work and ideas, through the postal system.  As artists who love working with paper, print and words, the envelope format has opened up a myriad of ways to communicate and experiment.  The ritual of packing and posting has become hugely seductive for us.  As senders and recipients of our surface mail, we savoir decisions about how to enclose, seal, and open envelopes.  We now wait for the post with relish.  The delight of receiving an artwork, tangible and handmade, is highlighted by our immersion in this digital age.