Monday, October 23, 2017


Jewel Beetle Woman, 2014, hand coloured linocut, 56.5 x 38 cm
Printed by Simon White at the Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
Photo credit: Tim Gresham

My linocut, Jewel Beetle Woman, is part of SPRING FEAST, an exhibition at the Australian Print Workshop celebrating the essence of Spring. (Sometimes, as on a cold, grey, wintry morning like the one today, we do need a reminder that Spring has actually sprung).

I have fond memories of creating the work back in 2014 as a special guest artist at the APW Summer school. The linocut was editioned by master printer Simon White.

It's in distinguished company. Also in the show are works by Janangoo Butcher Cherel, Kyoko Imazu, Tim Maguire, Ngarralja Tommy May, Melissa Smith and Louise Weaver.

SPRING FEAST runs until November 11.

I hand coloured the edition in my Ballarat studio using pigmented drawing inks
The stencil prevented unwanted splashes.

Numbering, titling and signing the finished edition upstairs at the APW in 2014
Photo credit: APW

Installation view of SPRING FEAST at the Australian Print Workshop Gallery, current until November 11
From left: works by Janangoo Butcher Cherel, Melissa Smith, Ngarralja Tommy May and Deborah Klein