In August I am having an exhibition at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery with my friend, fellow printmaker and book artist Bronwyn Rees. The gallery is in the iconic Nicholas Building in Melbourne, famous for its many talented tenants. We are also pleased that our show will be included in the annual Nicholas Building Open Studio event, held over two evenings in late August.
My linocuts and artist books will include the Hallett Cove pieces I started while in Adelaide last year, where I spent a few weeks printing at the Bittondi Printmakers Association, as well as further works based on the same landscape and themes.
I'm printing most of the pieces on Kozo tissue paper, some by hand and some on the press, but all with layers of translucent colour and fine lines. On the walls there will be fluttering unframed pieces as well as multi-layered framed works; on the 'book table' there will be codex style books with colourful layers of printed tissue to gently leaf through, as well as sculptural books with treasures quietly revealed.
Stay tuned for more news, and more little previews of the work in progress, including an exciting collaborative concertina book...
The image above is a detail of a new lino block, inked up and about to be printed, its pattern is based on the lines and shapes of Black Cliff at Hallett Cove.