Printed in Portland – CARMEL WALLACE
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Printed in Portland – CARMEL WALLACE

I was delighted to speak at Carmel Wallace’s survey exhibition Printed in Portland at Portland Bay Press in south-west Victoria over the weekend. Exhibition is current until 2 October, 2016. Opening remarks below.  It’s always fascinating to hear about an artist’s personal creative journey, and the pathways they have followed to find their artistic voice. … Continue reading

GLOW – diverse Australian printmaking lands in London
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GLOW – diverse Australian printmaking lands in London

GLOW  Australia printmaking December 3rd 2015 – 16th January 2016 The Framing Salon 10 Dartmouth Rd, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3XU In this exhibition at The Framing Salon, London, 47 Australian artists working from two printmaking studios at opposite ends of Australia have a produced a diverse collection prints in various techniques. These works make their UK … Continue reading

Protection – BRONWYN REES
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Protection – BRONWYN REES

Bronwyn Rees’ new exhibition at Firestation Print Studio, Opening Thursday 19th November – 28th November. Essay as appears in ArtView, November 2015.  Over the past 15 years of creative practice, Bronwyn Rees has focused on making richly textured prints that express her particular vision of Australia’s landscape and wilderness areas. Evoking the inherent beauty of … Continue reading

IMPRINTS OF PLACE – Limited edition prints from Australia and Ireland
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IMPRINTS OF PLACE – Limited edition prints from Australia and Ireland

Imprints of Place Limited edition prints from Australia and Ireland Current until 11th January, 2015  The Framing Salon 10 Dartmouth Rd, Forest Hill, London SE23 3XU @theframingsalon This diverse exhibition features over 100 limited edition prints, skillfully hand-crafted by artists working from three separate print studios in Australia and Ireland. Artists from Firestation Print Studio, Melbourne; PressNorth … Continue reading

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo – elusive visions
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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo – elusive visions

Some of the most significant and intriguing series created within the tradition of printmaking as it evolved in Europe, share a tendency to resist clear interpretation. From Jacques Callot’s Capricci (c.1617), Francisco de Goya’s Los Caprichos (1799) and Los Proverbios (c. 1816-24), to Pablo Picasso’s Vollard Suite (1930-1937), a common characteristic between these disparate bodies … Continue reading

Hercules Segers – on precipitous grounds
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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