Tuesday, November 22, 2016


Recently I’ve been working on a linocut for IMPRESSIONS 2016, the biennial fundraiser for the Australian Print Workshop. My print, The Odd-numbered Plait, is a numbered edition of ten. Directly below are a series of progress views of the work, all of them taken in the Ballarat studio. 

I used carbon paper to transfer the image to the block

This was the result

The image was fleshed out with india ink and a touch of acrylic paint, then cutting began

A much later stage of the cutting process

The finished block

During printing some of the background area started to fill in, thus the masking
tape 'bandaids' 

The final print rests on the press bed.
The Odd-numbered Braid, 2016, linocut, 20 x 15 cm, edition:10

IMPRESSIONS 2016 opens on Friday, 25 November at 6 pm. The exhibition will run until 25 February, 2017. 

NOTE: The APW Gallery will be closed during the Christmas break. Check their website for details.

As the following list attests, the lineup of artists is huge, and includes a considerable number of Living Legends:

Mari ADAMS, Greg ALEXANDER, Penny ALGAR, Rick AMOR, Brook ANDREW, Raymond ARNOLD, Rosalind ATKINS, Susan BARAN, Elizabeth BARNETT, Alexis BECKETT, Louise BLYTON, Emily BOYLE, Matthew BROUGHTON, Peter BROWN, Rob BROWN, Kate BUTLER, Violeta CAPOVSKA, Lauren CARTER, Raymond CARTER, CIVIL, Peter D COLE, Dianne COLK, Marisa CORRAL, Vicki COUZENS, Beth CROCE, Suzanne DANAHER, Aleks DANKO, Philip DAVEY, Yvonne DAY, eX de MEDICI, David de ROACH, Clive DICKSON, Louise DONOVAN, Graeme DRENDEL, Lesley DUXBURY, Peter ELLIS, Farimah ESHRAGHI, Paula EWINGTON, Kasia FABIJANSKA, Tama tk FAVELL, Michael FITZGERALD, Angela FOLEY, Julie FORRESTER, Graham FRANSELLA, Alex GAME, Zoe GEYER, Janet GOLDMAN, Kate GORRINGE-SMITH, Kaye GREEN, Andrew GUNNELL, Fiona HALL, Richard HARDING, Vicki HARMAN, Greg HARRISON, Anton HASELL, Katherine HATTAM, Jarmila HAVA, Carolyn HAWKINS, Euan HENG, Jackie HOCKING, Judy HOLDING, Alex HOTCHIN, Kate HUDSON, Clare HUMPHRIES, Suzanne HUTTON, Anita IACOVELLA, Kyoko IMAZU, Chris INGHAM, Callum JACKSON, Georgia JANETZKI, Shane JONES, Gina KALABISHIS, Andrew KEALL, William KELLY, Alexi KEYWAN, Hyun-Ju KIM, Martin KING, Jenny KITCHENER, Barbie KJAR, Deborah KLEIN, Hertha KLUGE-POTT, Helen KOCIS-EDWARDS, Damon KOWARSKY, Tim LANE, Jo LANKESTER, Georgia LAUGHTON, Christine LAWRY, Alun LEACH-JONES, Libby LETCHER, Bruno LETI, Kevin LINCOLN, Eloise LINKLATER, Nina MAGEE, Ellie MALIN, Margaret MANCHEE, Harley MANIFOLD, Marion MANIFOLD, Jennifer MARSHALL, John MARSHALL, Marie MASON, George MATOULAS, Tommy MAY, Mitch MCAULEY, Janice MCBRIDE, David McCALL, Stephen MCCARTHY, John McCLUMPHA, Laith McGREGOR, Paula McLOUGHLIN, Robert MIHAJLOVSKI, Lewis MILLER, Louise MINAHAN, Allan MITELMAN, Simon MOORE, Hannah MURRAY, Janice MURRAY, Kate NEAL, Tom NICHOLSON, Liz NORRIS, Chris O'DOHERTY (aka Reg MOMBASSA), Peter O'DOHERTY, Emmet O'DWYER, Allison ORTON, Jan PALETHORPE, Margaret PARKER, Larry PARKINSON, Jon PATON, Brian PIEPER, Catherine PILGRIM, Michael PITSON, Jutta PRYOR, Fleur RENDELL, Michael RIGG, Jennifer ROGERS, Robert ROONEY, Georgina ROSS, Kate RYAN, Gareth SANSOM, Gwen SCOTT, Jan SENBERGS, Simon SHERRIN, Julia SILVESTER, Andrew SINCLAIR, Jennifer SMYTH, Anne SPUDVILAS, Lisa STEBBING, Mervyn STREET, Deb TATE, Andrew TAYLOR, Deb TAYLOR, Georgia THORPE, Gera TONGE, Wayne VINEY, Anne VIRGO, Susan WALD, Deborah WALKER, Thornton WALKER, Lee WARD, Louise WEAVER, Peter WEGNER, Gali WEISS, Sophie WESTERMAN, Simon WHITE, John WOLSELEY, Pedro WONAEAMIRRI, Tinping WONG, Amanda WOODMANSEY and Kate ZIZYS

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