Image above: Hertha Kluge-Pott Wings of kelp – page 4 2009 Drypoint on orange stained rice paper edition 6 45 x 50 cm
Marking Out The Territory, a group exhibition at Rebecca Hossack Gallery in London, brings together works by leading practitioners from both the Western and Indigenous traditions of Australian art, including Australian Galleries represented artists G.W. Bot, David Frazer and Hertha Kluge-Pott.
Across a broad range of techniques and styles, the chosen artists all share a common engagement with the land as a site of significant meaning. Through their image-making they investigate our relationship with nature, shedding light on this tension in arresting and unexpected ways.
Canberra-based artist G.W. Bot has developed her own pictorial language of signs and ‘glyphs’ to capture – and communicate – the essence of the ever-shifting Australian environment, with all its extremes of fire and flood, drought and florescence.
In his bravura large-scale woodcuts and linocuts of rural Victoria, David Frazer explores a sense of place, and the emotions of longing, nostalgia and isolation that accompany it – leavened always by the artist’s delicately surreal sense of the absurd.
Now in her eighties, Hertha Kluge-Pott has won numerous accolades for her contribution to the field of printmaking. In her practice she focuses on the turbulent boundaries that exist between the land and its inhabitants, disavowing conventional pictorial structures and compositions to depict her subject ‘upside down and inside out’.
The exhibition runs until September 2020. Click here for more information.
Image above: G.W. Bot Glyphs – Inside a landscape 2020 Linocut on Jhenzou and Arches paper edition 25 76 x 35.5 cm
Image above: David Frazer Waiting for rain (panel 1, second state) 2013 linocut edition 50 68 x 63 cm