The”Metal as Anything” exhibition survey exhibition ( curated by Perc Tucher Regional Gallery of thirty years of my etchings is currently on exhibition at the State Library of Queensland from the 22 Sep – 25 Nov 2012. The exhibition is open daily Open daily from 10am-5pm.
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I have updated the French section of the blog to include most of the works I made in Alayrac in 2009 and 2011. The works are not in any particular order but give an overview of what I made in those periods. All of the works except for the Alayrac winter scene have been painted or drawn en plein air.
I have been doing quite a bit of printing and collaboration with a group of fantastic indigenous artists currently living in Townsville but originating from different parts of Australia. Here is a selection of the images of the linocuts I have printed in 2010.
When I travelled to Alayrac in France in 2009 I wasn’t able to carry many art materials so through necessity I chose to use a set of watercolour pans and a few fountain pens designed especially for drawing. The moment I started using a combination of these materials, I realised the similarity of the drawn marks I made and those I produced on plates with the etching needle. Before working outdoors I often worked in the studio making large etchings like the one illustrated here. Although the etchings were sometimes based on the same landscape, they often brought together the local landscape and art historical references.
Often I combine the pen with watercolour.