Between a Rock and a Hard Place – Lithography from LANCASTER PRESS
Uncategorized

Between a Rock and a Hard Place – Lithography from LANCASTER PRESS

Bavarian limestone, grease and water – these are the essential elements that alchemist of sorts Peter Lancaster has been using for 26 years to transfer imagery from stone to paper, through the magical process of lithography. Since 1990 Lancaster Press has operated as a small independent printmaking studio in Melbourne that specialises solely in the … Continue reading

Juxtaposed – COLIN PALETHORPE
Uncategorized

Juxtaposed – COLIN PALETHORPE

COLIN PALETHORPE Juxtaposed 5th – 22nd August. Firestation Print Studio, Melbourne AUSTRALIA In Juxtaposed, Melbourne based artist Colin Palethorpe considers the Australian landscape as a hybrid space, using the stark nature of collage to evoke an almost alien collision of European ‘settler’ culture on Australian soil. Idyllic pastoral scenes are sensitively rendered on paper, only to … Continue reading

Reflection – DAGMAR CYRULLA
Uncategorized

Reflection – DAGMAR CYRULLA

Catalogue essay for Dagmar Cyrulla’s exhibition Reflection, 25 October – 19 November, 2014 Wagner Art Gallery, 39 Gurner St, Paddington NSW, Australia  Also published on artshub.com.au 29th October, 2014 In this latest body of work by Dagmar Cyrulla, the artist creates atmospheric mise-en-scènes that frame her exploration into intrinsic relationships that bind people together. Relationships between … Continue reading

Hercules Segers – on precipitous grounds
Prints from the British Museum / Uncategorized

Hercules Segers – on precipitous grounds

“The artist produces scenes that are like sheets of stone, whether these be jagged cliff faces or crumbling stone structures. Ostensibly revealing broad vistas, Segers’ landscapes instead form a stony wall of impenetrable material, confounding view with picture plane. The viewer is not meant to enter these spaces.”[1] And yet enter we do, into Segers’ … Continue reading

Traverse – MELINDA SCHAWEL
Uncategorized

Traverse – MELINDA SCHAWEL

Catalogue essay from Melbourne based artist Melinda Schawel’s new exhibition, Traverse April 4th – May 18th, 2014, Artspace Mackay, QLD Australia Melinda Schawel has always been drawn to the physicality of creative process, and allowed the non-rational act of making to guide the development of her atmospheric imagery. Previously this affinity for process has led her to … Continue reading

Cinder – TROY RUFFELS
Uncategorized

Cinder – TROY RUFFELS

Photo-media artist Troy Ruffels extends the boundaries of traditional photography towards a realm of limitless creative possibilities. Observing and recording sites within the Tasmanian wilderness and beyond, Ruffels draws from multiple source images to arrive at his final works. In doing so the artist weaves a highly personal and emotive response to various locations within … Continue reading