George Baldessin & Baldessin Studio – exhibition review in Imprint Magazine

Image above: George Baldessin  Personage, window and factory smoke No 2  1972  2nd state etching, aquatint and colour roll on 2 plates, edition 25  70.7 x 61.5 cm  mounted. Available for purchase here.

Marcus O’Donnell has written a review in response to two exhibitions related to artist George Baldessin, published in the Print Council of Australia Inc. Imprint Magazine.

In Figure and ground: George Baldessin and his contemporary legacy, O’Donnell reviews the exhibitions George Baldessin and Baldessin Studio: the legacy, both recently on show at Australian Galleries, Melbourne. O’Donnell writes: “One of the delights of the current Baldessin show is to see this connected spectrum of work with sculpture, painting and prints shown side-by-side.

Baldessin Studio: The Legacy, the second exhibition, features twenty-eight artists who have worked with or produced work at the studio in recent years. Here the legacy of George Baldessin’s formal innovation continues with a dynamic presentation of contemporary printmaking practice, from linocuts, to mokulito, to hybrid digital prints.”

Read the full review here.


George Baldessin and Baldessin Studio: the legacy
Australian Galleries, Melbourne
35 and 28 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066 VIC
25 October – 12 November 2022


Brent Harris  The stations  2021  14 polymer gravure etchings with watercolour, edition 20  85 x 395 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne. Available for purchase here.

Silvi Glattauer  Tidal flats 1  2022  photogravure, edition 5  40 x 60 cm. Available for purchase here.

George Baldessin  Untitled (reclining woman)  c. 1969  gouache and ink on paper  76 x 60.5 cm. Available for purchase here.

George Baldessin  Untitled multiple (triptych)  c. 1972  cast aluminium, edition 50  13 x 7 x 7 cm. Available for purchase here.