Monday, August 5, 2013

Collective Vision

On Saturday afternoon we drove to Castlemaine for the opening of Collective Vision – Prints from the Castlemaine Art Gallery Permanent Collection 1970-2013. Pictured below is an installation view (my linocut Femme Fatale, 1996 is on the far right) followed by a small selection of works that were among my personal favourites. It’s a huge exhibition, and a must for lovers of print.  The exhibition was guest curated by Dick Turner and Su Mitton. It was launched by Roger Butler, Senior Curator of Australian Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books, National Gallery of Australia.

Pictured above, from right: Deborah Klein, Femme Fatale, linocut, 1996, Margaret Lees, Nude with Compote, 1991, monoprint and pastel, Jan Senbergs, Port Liardet, 1992, etching, Philip Davey, Past Trees, 2007, etching, Dean Bowen, Joe’s Truck (Moving the House) 1989, lithograph, Brian Dunlop, Untitled (Three Ploughs) 1981, etching, Liz Caffin, 1997, Trees, Clouds and Water, etching, aquatint and drypoint

Pictured above:
Catherine Pilgrim, Untitled (Onion Skin) 2000, lithograph
Eric Thake, An Opera House in Every Home, 1972, linocut
Euan Heng, W'ensday, 1991, linocut, hand coloured
Rona Green, Sea Dog, linocut, hand coloured