Category Archives: Art

An Illuminating Woodcut

This time of year is busy with art shows and awards, among which is the annual John Shaw Neilson Art Prize. As part of the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival, the award celebrates the life and poetry of Neilson, born in … Continue reading

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A Printing Press by Another Name

I do enjoy printing with a metal spoon or baren (a small, handheld bamboo disk used for burnishing the back of the printing paper), but there are times I’d like to play with a press.  I also love old things.  … Continue reading

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Someone’s Best Friend in Print, Paws and All.

Yesterday, the temperature soared into the forties (centigrade). I was coping okay.  Too hot to make printing ink work down in the studio, I battened down, working on my novel, regularly cringing as the violent winds bludgeoned the gum trees … Continue reading

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Times Past in Linocuts

Remembering through printmaking. Continue reading

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An Odd Way of Exhibiting Prints

  Faced with the prospect of exhibiting in my local hall over 200 hundred original prints, gleaned from years’ of print exchanges, I needed to think ‘off the wall’, which describes accurately the set-up that eventuated.  And, it worked a … Continue reading

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A Hard-working Dog in Lino

It’s appropriate that a Kelpie be present at the upcoming ‘Print on the Line‘ exhibition, happening this coming weekend.  A short drive from Sandford is Warrock Homestead, the birthplace of the original Kelpie.  It’s a lovely, atmospheric place, a complete … Continue reading

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Prints Inspired by Memories

My maternal grandfather, Charlie, introduced me to the mystery and hard work of the backyard vegetable patch.  He and his wife, Doris, had lived through the Great Depression, a time when even the smallest effort toward self-sufficiency made a huge … Continue reading

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