drifting back – SOPHIA SZILAGYI
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drifting back – SOPHIA SZILAGYI

Catalogue essay for Sophia Szilagyi’s exhibition drifting back, 9th October – 1st November 2015, Port Jackson Press Australia “The horizon is not a straight line, but a segment of a great arc.” – Hiroshi Sugimoto This fragmented arc has long been present in the digital prints of Sophia Szilagyi. Contained by the edges of the picture plane, occasionally … Continue reading

A Darker Duality – ROBERT HAGUE
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A Darker Duality – ROBERT HAGUE

An essay that explores the printmaking practice of Melbourne based artist Robert Hague, coinciding with his exhibition ‘Erasure’ at The Art Vault, Mildura, Australia. 15th July – 2nd August, 2015 In Robert Hague’s lithographic prints, individual objects are isolated for close study as the artist draws out the meaning behind their form and function. Rendering his images with … Continue reading

Juxtaposed – COLIN PALETHORPE
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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

A Hybrid Practice – Rona Green’s ventures in printmaking
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A Hybrid Practice – Rona Green’s ventures in printmaking

This article will feature in the Winter 2015 edition of IMPRINT, the quarterly journal for the Print Council of Australia.  Over the past 20 years Rona Green has developed a lexicon of hybrid creatures that are instantly recognizable as the product of her outlandish imagination. In various forms of printmaking, and more recently through painting, … 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

Hendrick Goltzius – splendour and excess
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Hendrick Goltzius – splendour and excess

“The fact – and this will seem to many unbelievable – that his paintings by no means equaled his superb engravings did a lot to damage his reputation.”[1] Constantijn Huygens, 1630 The term ‘virtuosity’ rarely fails to surface when discussing the graphic oeuvre of Dutch artist Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617). Praised for his sheer technical brilliance, … Continue reading