Whereabouts: Printmakers Respond – Group Exhibition Curated by Rona Green

Image above: Rona Green  Petal  2023  hand coloured linocut  edition 57   38 x 28 cm
Photography by Tim Gresham

Printmaker Rona Green has curated a group exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat,
Whereabouts: Printmakers Respond, inviting 56 emerging and established artists from across Victoria to submit a work that responds to their relationship to place, country and home. 

Australian Galleries artists Sue Anderson, David Frazer, Rona Green, Kyoko Imazu, Glenn Morgan, Heather Shimmen and Deborah Williams all have works in the exhibition.

Whereabouts: Printmakers Respond
Now Open
Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street, Ballarat VIC

Exhibition Launch
Saturday 16 December 2023

Free entry. All welcome!
Exhibition current until 4 February 2024

For further information on this exhibition, visit The Art Gallery of Ballarat’s website here

 

Sue Anderson  Cygnet Boats  2023  drypoint  edition 57  20 x 30 cm
printed by Bill Young Photography by Tim Gresham

David Frazer walking home  2023 wood engraving  11.5 x 15.5 irregular edition 57
Photography by Tim Gresham

Kyoko Imazu  Horseshoe Bend  2023  etching and aquatint  edition 57  17.5 x 29.5 cm
Photography by Tim Gresham

Glenn Morgan  Cats  2023  linocut  edition 57   26 x 28 cm
Photography by Tim Gresham

Heather Shimmen  Chaos  2022  hand coloured linocut  edition 57  38 x 28 cm
Photography by Tim Gresham

Deborah Williams  celestial movement  2023  screenprint  edition 57  28 x 38 cm
Photography by Tim Gresham

The Victorian Forest Alliance Art Auction

Image above: Sue Anderson  Swift  2022  multi coloured lithograph  edition 12, 59 x 42cm  unframed

The Victorian Forest Alliance recently held a fundraising art auction, ‘Art for Forests’, to raise funds for forest protection.

Established in 2021, the Victorian Forest Alliance brings together more than 38 grassroots organisations that are actively protecting native forests across Victoria.

Artists Sue Anderson, Petrus Spronk, Thornton Walker and John Wolseley each donated a work to the cause.

This year, Art for Forests raised close to $30,ooo.

The auction is available to view online here.

Thornton Walker  Waiheke Island, NZ   ink and watercolour  26 x 34 cm  (framed 50.5 x 57 cm)

John Wolseley  Australasian Grebes on the the Witjibar River with Lacustrine Insects  2018-2022  etching and watercolour  edition of 15  58 x 45 cm  unframed

Petrus Spronk  Ceramic Bowl  9 cm diameter

Finalists in the Maritime Art Prize – The Mission to Seafarers

Image above: Christine Wrest-Smith  Jars of glass  2023  oil on linen  76.5 x 76.5 cm

Congratulations to Sue Anderson, Dale Cox, Rodney Forbes, Rick Matear and Christine Wrest-Smith who have been selected as Finalists for the Maritime Art Prize 2023.

The Mission to Seafarers Maritime Art Prize is back for it’s 21st year, and invited artists to respond to the theme of The Relationship of Humanity to the Sea. Hosted at the heritage-listed Mission building in Docklands, Melbourne has gained international recognition as a prestigious competition and boasts a $25,000 prize pool.

Congratulations to Dale Cox who received the Runner-Up Award for his painting Take your medicine.

 

Dale Cox  Take your medicine  2023  acrylic on gold enamel on board framed  73 x 123 cm

Maritime Art Prize 2023
717 Flinders Street
Docklands Victoria 3008

Exhibition Open:
Friday 20 – Thursday 26 October
12pm – 8pm Daily

Exhibition Opening Night:
Thursday 19 October, 6pm

Sue Anderson – ‘Art Meets Activism’ Art Auction Fundraiser

Sue Anderson  Long Distance Parrot  2022  oil on linen  60 x 70 cm.

 

Sue Anderson is taking part in the Art Meets Activism in Support of Refugees – Art Auction Fundraiser, taking place at North Melbourne’s Meat Market Stables on Saturday 12 November, 2pm.

Anderson is one of 27 leading artists who have donated works for auction to highlight the need to treat refugees and asylum seekers with dignity and compassion. All funds raised will be shared between the Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project (BASP) and Refugee Action Collective Victoria (RAC-VIc).

“As an artist who has worked on many art projects over the years with refugees from many countries, I have been distressed to hear their firsthand accounts of life and death situations, and years of deprivations and hardship,” says Anderson. “To donate a painting to this Auction is a tiny gesture that I hope will help to support a refugee and to make them feel safe and welcome in my home country.”

 

Find more information about the Auction here

 

 

Art Meets Activism: Art Auction Fundraiser Supporting Refugees
Meat Market Stables
2 Wreckyn Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051
Saturday 12 November, 12pm – 4:30pm

Auction commences at 2pm.

Sue Anderson ‘Keep awesome’ Exhibition at Brimbank Community and Civic Centre Gallery

Sue Anderson  Keep awesome, Tanglewood 2014  oil on linen  90 x 110 cm

 

Sue Anderson’s solo exhibition Keep awesome is now showing at Brimbank Community and Civic Centre Gallery

301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine, Victoria

Friday 10 June – Thursday 4 August

‘Keep awesome’

Walking along a bush track I saw these words scratched into the bark of an enormous iconic Scribbly Gum tree.

The empowering words belied the act of vandalism toward the tree and revealed a clear disregard toward the natural environment. In my work I want to reveal the beauty and diversity of the Australian landscape its fragility and power, and give value our natural places to cherish, and respect.

All the works in this exhibition are Australian landscapes and environments from my own experience. Many are observations of humans interacting or impacting natural areas, and reflect both our pleasure and disregard for the natural world.

The environments depicted in these paintings and drawings contain their own mystery and intrigue of oceans and rock pools, dunes and forests or delicate grasslands being overtaken by suburbs. Nature inspires and energises and is an endless fascination to me, particularly the Australian landscape in all of its endless myriad of forms.

We are a part of nature’s magical power of interconnecting life, and my work strives to endorse this in the hope that the natural world is protected and will “Keep awesome” far into the future. – Sue Anderson, 2022

Expressionistic landscape painter, printmaker and ceramic artist Sue Anderson lives and works in Victoria. She completed a Bachelor of Education at Melbourne State College in 1983. Anderson’s unique visual language is inspired by days spent out in the Australian landscape, observing, drawing and reflecting. During her time as artist in residence at The Art Vault in Mildura in 2018, she spent many days walking along the Murray River, and one special day on the ancient sand lunette of Lake Mungo.

Anderson has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Sydney, and her work has been included in several significant group exhibitions including ‘Domain of the other’ at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1994. Anderson has also recently been selected as a finalist in the 2020 Wyndham Art Prize. Her work is held by numerous collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Artbank, Sydney and several university and regional galleries.

 

Sue Anderson  In cold water  2021  oil on linen  60 x 70 cm

 

Sue Anderson  Shore winds  2021  pastel and gouache on paper  56 x 76 cm

Sue Anderson  Moonah stop  2021  pastel and gouache on paper  30 x 45 cm

Sue Anderson  In the midst  2019  pastel on paper  31 x 44 cm

For further information about this exhibition, please email enquiries@australiangalleries.com.au or info@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Sue Anderson ‘Bird on a wire’ new lithograph

New to Australian Galleries Stock Rooms are editions of Sue Anderson’s latest lithograph Bird on a wire. Sue shares with us images of the creation of this vibrant artwork and the lithography process.

Image above: Bird on wire  2021  lithograph  61 x 41 cm  edition 15

HOW IT STARTED

Early in Sue’s career, Peter Lancaster visited an exhibition of her work at Australian Galleries and invited her to try lithography. Director and master printer Peter Lancaster established Lancaster Press in Melbourne in 1998 and has collaborated with many of Australia’s leading artists.

Sue took up this offer and recalls the exciting artistic experience when visiting Lancaster Press first in Middle Park studios and then in Brooklyn. The studios were always vibrant and creative spaces with artists coming and going, all highly dedicated to this unique method of printmaking. The process is a unique collaboration requiring patience and concentration from the artist and high expertise and skills from the printer to achieve an artwork that satisfies the intentions of both parties. Lancaster Press has now relocated to Fiji and is Fiji’s only Fine Art Lithography studio and artist residency located on the Coral Coast of Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu.

Sue Anderson at Lancaster Press, Fiji in 2018

BIRD ON A WIRE PAINTING

COLOUR MATCHING

Sue sends Peter in Fiji her paint palette. Peter then refers to colour swatches to ensure the ink colour for the lithograph printing matches the colours in Sue’s original painting.

Peter sends images to Sue of Pantone colour swatches against her paint swatches. Sue then selects the colour and Peter mixes the ink to match.

LAYERS OF COLOURS

The ink is printed in layers, one colour at a time, the overlapping areas creating additional colours. The inks used are black, blue, magenta, yellow ochre, pale grey/cream, viridian green, lime green and orange. The last colour printed is black. The drawing is dissected into layers of colour and Sue draws each colour on its own sheet of drafting film. The drawn image on the drafting film is then put on to sensitised photographic aluminium plates and then printed by Peter.

Image above of the black areas of the artwork drawn to drafting film

Blue layer on drafting filmMagenta layer on drafting film
Yellow ochre layer on drafting film
Viridian green layer on drafting filmBlue, green and yellow ochre layers printed on paper

THE COMPLETED LITHOGRAPH

MORE OF SUE’S LITHOGRAPHS IN THE STOCK ROOMS

Tree-top Rosellas  2018  lithograph  60 x 46 cm  edition 15River rites  2019  lithograph  36 x 55 cm  edition 18Horses grasses  2009  lithograph  60 x 46 cm  edition 15Plains bird  2016  lithograph  40 x 57 cm  edition 10

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LANCASTER PRESS RESIDENCIES

Lancaster Press is excited to resume their residency program in 2022. For more information or to apply, visit https://lancasterpress.com.au 

Sunset view at Lancaster Press. Image courtesy Peter Lancaster.