Hertha Kluge-Pott

b. 1934

Printmaker Hertha Kluge-Pott studied at the Braunschweig School of Applied Art and the Berlin Academy of Art, in Germany between 1953 and 1958. On her arrival in Australia she later completed a Diploma in Fine Art at RMIT between 1960 and 1963. She established a workshop in Melbourne at the Melbourne State College in 1968 where she taught until 1978. Kluge-Pott has held solo exhibitions since 1972 in Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Geelong. Her work has been in group exhibitions including the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Spring Festival between 1984 and 1990, the Henri Worland Prize between 1981 and 1992 and several print council of Australia touring exhibitions. Kluge-Pott was awarded the Geelong Print Prize in 1966, the Henri Worland Acquisitive Prize in 1987, 1988, 1989 and 1991 and the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery acquisitive award in 1982, 1984 and 1988. Kluge-Pott lectured art RMIT between 1979 and 1994, and at Victorian College of the Arts in 1995. Her work is represented by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; the Print Council of Australia, Melbourne; Artbank, Sydney and several regional and university galleries.

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Print-Making in the Collection – Gippsland Art Gallery

Image above: Publication cover detail,  featuring Wayne Viney  Clearing storm  2000  monotype on paper  17.5 x 17.4 cm A number …

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Nature Nurturing Art Exhibition: WAMA Project

Image above: Heather Shimmen  Cry  2008  linocut on paper and organza  edition 15  88cm x 70cm WAMA Foundation Inc. presents Nature Nurturing …

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Marking Out the Territory: Six Australian Printmakers

Image above: Hertha Kluge-Pott  Wings of kelp – page 4  2009  Drypoint on orange stained rice paper  edition 6  45 x …

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Pressing Matters Magazine – Danielle Creenaune

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