Category Archives: Reduction Method

Printing for a Cause

There are times when inspiration strikes through unexpected means.  Via a friend on Facebook I came to learn of the plight and struggle of a teenage lad.  At seventeen, his entire life has been one continuous battle for survival.  There … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Brown Birds

Imagine you’re a bird, flying 8,000 kilometres, only to find when you get there, that your home no longer exists, built on by humans.  As a keen ‘greenie’, and proud of it, I am increasingly frustrated by human doings that … Continue reading

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Paint or Print, a Quandary

There’s a freedom in painting, working with acrylics, that is not present when I embark on a new print, particularly when starting a new reduction print.  As passionate as I am about printmaking, there are times I yearn for that … Continue reading

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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 Bit Fishy (with Foam), and an Open Studio for One

Weeks ago, a woman from a regional Probus group contacted me.  She was organising an outing for members, a bus trip to my area, and would like to make my studio, The Hatchery, a stopping off point.  Was I agreeable, … Continue reading

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‘In Our Hands’ – A Visual Ode to the Leadbeater’s Possum, in a Linocut

In the seventies, I was writing letters and poems, protesting and pleading against the clear-felling and wood-chipping of native forests in Gippsland, where the Leadbeater’s Possum lived in the hollows of dead or living trees.  Since the mid eighties there … Continue reading

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All in Hand – Reduction Linocut

As a sole parent for so many years, when the kids were growing up and money was scarce, necessity often inspired lateral thinking.  It has stuck with me.  Walking through Mitre10 last week, I paused at the ‘chuck out’ table … Continue reading

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