Thursday, October 20, 2016

LINOCUT for artists & designers

As an unexpected bonus, the package from Nick Morley also contained a wonderful hand-made bookplate and card

Linocut for artists & designers by Margate-based artist and illustrator Nick Morley was published in the United Kingdom in June, 2016. It includes a two-page spread on my work. Recently I received my very own copy (pictured above and below in the Ballarat studio). Thank you so much, Nick Morley (AKA Linocut Boy). It's by far the most comprehensive book on the subject I've ever encountered. As regular visitors to this blog will be aware, I've had numerous technical problems printing linocuts of late, to the extent that at one stage I seriously considered abandoning the medium altogether. There are still several printmaking projects I've committed to, however, so realistically it doesn't look like that is going to happen any time soon. The arrival of this book is therefore timely; it will be an invaluable reference, which I expect to turn to on a regular basis.

The chapter on my linocuts. I'm one of eight international artists to be represented in the book.

For selected page views of Linocut for artists & designers, go HERE.

To purchase a copy of the book, visit:

To see examples Nick Morley's work, go to: 

Thursday, October 6, 2016


I'm delighted to have had three of my works curated into CREATURES, the exhibition officially opening next Sunday at Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop. Judging by the lineup of artists, it should be a terrific show. 

Exhibiting artists: Kaitlin Beckett, Aileen Brown, Michelle Joy Caithness, Paul Compton, Deborah Klein, Leonie Connellan, Tony Convey, Gordon Craig, Philip Davey, Jole Di Florio, Silvi Glattauer, Rona Green, Callum Jackson, Julie Mia Holmes, Ying Huang, Hyun Ju Kim, Damon Kowarsky, Olivia Mazzone, Graeme Peebles, Catherine Pilgrim, Geoffrey Ricardo, John Ryrie, Lisa Sewards, Spook, Susan Wald, Emilie Walsh, Andrew Weatherill, Deborah Williams, Joel Wolter, and Tin Wong.

Official Opening: Sunday, 9 October, at 3pm

The exhibition runs from October 5 - 31

Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop 
81 Hesse Street 
Queenscliff 3225 

Phone: 03 5258 4927

Gallery hours: 10 - 5 daily. (Closed on Tuesday)

My own contributions to CREATURES, three linocuts from the Winged Women series, are directly below:

Blue Tiger Winged Woman, 2010, linocut, 34 x 34 cm. Ed 30 

Great Eggfly Winged Woman, 2010, linocut, 34 x 34 cm. Ed. 30

Macleay's Swallowtail Winged Woman, 2010, linocut, 34 x 34 cm. Ed. 30

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


The modestly scaled solo show, PRINTS 1987 - 2016, which has just finished its run at Tacit Contemporary Art (see previous post) was a prelude to a larger, more extensive exhibition scheduled for 29 November - 17 December next year. Spanning four of Tacit's gallery spaces, it will focus on thirty years of my printmaking practice. The gallery has already produced these Keep the Date flyers.

Left - right: Keith Lawrence and Shane Jones showing off the newly printed Keep the Date flyers
prior to the opening of PRINTS 1987 - 2016

Something for your 2017 diaries

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

PRINTS 1987 - 2016: Installation views

PRINTS 1987 - 2016, my solo show at Tacit Contemporary Art, closed on Sunday afternoon, October 2. Thanks to the curator, TJ Bateson, Tacit's director, Keith Lawrence and all who came during the show's run, it was a fantastic experience. It was heartening to learn that the show's penultimate day, which coincided with the AFL Grand Final (to the initiated, an Australian Rules football match on which most inhabitants of the State of Victoria appear to be fixated, and which even rates a public holiday) was one of the gallery's busiest! 

The following installation views were taken by Tim Gresham. Click on individual images for a clearer view.