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Print making in the Wimmera
“One drawing is sown on the stone or etching plate, and a harvest is reaped from it.”
Vincent van Gogh
The act of printmaking in of itself is to make an impression on a surface, traditionally by means of incising an image on to a matrix such as a block, plate, stone or screen – inking the image and running it through a press onto paper. The 19thC Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh considered the reproducibility of printmaking miraculous because it allowed thinkers and artists to disseminate their work. From these humble traditions, printmaking has evolved to encompass Eastern and Western techniques, digital technologies, experimentation in method and materiality, and the single print artwork.
Showcasing the practice of printmaking by artists of our region, this exhibition explores the diversity of techniques currently utilised in the Wimmera.
A Horsham Regional Art Gallery Exhibition.
IMAGE: David Fraser, Mr Vertigo, 2000 (detail), wood engraving on paper, 10cm x 10 cm, Horsham Art Gallery Collection