'And the transience of water, sandplain heath'. Linoprints @ Reservoir exhibition with MIX Artists, Albany Town Hall, Albany 17 Feb-10 Mar 2018 and ArtGeo Gallery, Busselton 14 Apr-13 May 2018. #water #sandplainheath #ofwindandwater #linoprints #printartist #printsandprintmaking
My 1st pastel over monotype landscape. Amazing landscape formed by erosion at the water’s edge on #BrunyIsland #Tasmania . This is actually a massive structure. The copper sheet I created the monotype on has a beautiful curve at the bottom - it’s a normal printmaker’s reject and an old favourite of mine - not a distortion of the photo. From a photo courtesy Ann Rogers. #Artwork : Bruny Island 1 (2018) #Pastel over #Monotype on #VelinArches #paper 70 x 90cm
Received a lovely message from Robert Avitabile, Director of @MetropolisGallery in #Geelong . A lady had purchased a gift for her husband and 3 sons, and then this as a gift for herself, because she had danced most of her early life. A beautiful compliment. Metropolis is open today, Sun, 12-4pm. It’s a great day to visit Geelong and the coast, and say hi to gallery assistant Natasha while you're there. #Artwork detail: Ballerina (2012) #Etching on #VelinArches #paper Edition of 50 25 x 19.5 cm (#Dancer of #TheAustralianBallet in Class) @ausballet #dance #prints #printmaking #printsandprintmaking #iam_printed #worksonpaper
Flashback Friday Afternoon-title:View from Amy's Apartment -Drypoint 2008- This is the same view as the color pen and ink drawing posted yesterday-keep in mind it's in reverse. #prints #etching #drypoint #printsandprintmaking #iam_printed #printing #printingpress #printingshop #printed #process
Theatre of Construction -Drypoint-2010 Any thoughts on the diggers and drillers? what kind of impression they give you? Do they remind you of something? I liked the kind of animation that the bunch of them together give you. They seem to take on a new life together that is different individually.#thrownackthursday #tbt
Throw back Thursday-Action shot! Photo by @debraluccio taken at the beautiful Baldessin Press Studio. Some of you may not know that Debra studied photography and has taken some beautiful photographs of various subjects over the years. Here,it's a younger version of the artist. Around 14 years ago now......Not sure I like #throwbackthursday ! I'm drying paper here for one of my larger drypoints. As I've mentioned,the paper needs soaking before printing to soften it and to allow the ink to transfer across from the plate to the paper. I like the drama that the shadows create whilst the wash of light gives it a great sense of energy and maybe optimism that the print will work! #studio #studios #workshops
Printed this today too-View from the Sherry Netherland It has a special story for me. In 2013 an amazing apartment was given to me as a gift in the famous and totally beautiful Sherry Netherland for five nights including Christmas Eve. This has appeared in many films including ghostbusters of all movies. It's one of the most attractive building in New York and some say the most luxurious of all living. Those of you who know the building will know how luxurious and opulent it is. I remember Christmas Eve falling asleep looking out to the Empire State. To the right there were ice skaters in Central Park. Beautiful French furniture and wonderful decorations adorned the apartment. I still pinch myself a little. New York has so many stories. This is one of mine. Have you got one? This is my Last Post today-thanks for following me throughout the day-hope you didn't mind the numerous posts!#nycp #newyorkbound #newyorkmythic #ny #manhattan #thebigapple #newyork #nyc #manhattanbound #manhattanview #gothamcity #nycreative #newyorknewyork #artist #printmaker #instagood
Editioning today-Thought you might like to see a few updates...here are the plates prior to inking up. These are zinc plates opposed to copper. They are also etchings as opposed to drypoints. Stay tuned for further updates!
City Lights-Drypoint I made this one nearly 15 years ago now. It's a small piece. The view is of Sydney Harbour in Australia but it features the bridge which was inspired by the #hellsgatebridge bridge in New York Scratched directly in situ and then reworked over and over. I love the way the harbour from this view cuts a curve around the composition. The other thing I like about this view was the bridge rising up above all the built environs with its pylon looking much like castles sections amongst the more modern buildings surrounding it. The city seems to frame the bridge and the water gives it light.Originally the piece was a day scene which I then reworked over and over to turn it into a nocturnal image.
Hot off the press-Getting closer to finished-This is the piece I posted a few days ago with more work added. Thought id share it with you.
Someone once wrote about this piece and described the crane as possibly holding a wrecking ball. It started as a massive metal bucket used to move rubble and flack around then turned into something else that looks like it does here. The Image here is Cranes and the state library 2004 Scratched with brutality in situ whilst they were building the QVB centre development on Swanston street then reworked back in the studio. The state library has been great inspiration to me over the years,as a student I sat and read in its great reading room and also drew people reading around big tables. Often I have included it in my images made from high above. From this vantage point,at times,the dome appears like a giant whale rising above a sea of built environment carrying with it all the worlds knowledge. The curve of the dome is particularly nice to draw and at this stage there was redevelopment of the dome windows so lots of wonderful scaffolding and activity of workers to inspire me. With this image I was very close to the cranes,I could here the cranking as they heaved around objects and moved like dinosaurs in a kind of a architectural,engineering Jurassic park. #melbourneart
Have you ever tried carrying a copper plate as big as you up ten flights stairs when the lift is not working? It's great for the calves! I'm currently working on some new cityscapes along with some very different paintings that I'll share soon.Some of the cityscapes I'm working on now have me high up again looking down over the city so I thought I'd share a well known piece of my Sydney series. This one is called 45 storeys high. I scratched it directly onto the plate at the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney looking down on Sydney's Harbour. Can you see that I've scratched the building directly below me ,that was a vertiginous aspect! Then the middle distance has a perspective of its own then what's further away rises up much like the appearance you have in Japanese work where the image goes up the page not to a vanishing point. I'm interested in capturing the act of seeing,the time spent gathering the visual information recorded like a time capsule. I'm sure some of you know the famous ship docked there? That's the cahill expressway whipping around delivering automobiles to their destinations but now before they are engulfed by the bridge,the wonderful metal monster bulletin with rivets and and filled with engineering inspiration for an urban inspired artist such as mustelf.😀😀
Very raw,crude beginning of a large drypoint. Very physical,taking a long time with this one. I'm using charcoal,over the proof to get an idea of the shadows and tones. I'm only able to work on this for a short while before having to rest my arm. Each individual mark is deep. For those of you that don't know,the image on the plate is facing the correct direction and the print is in reverse. This is often the case for me when I work initially in situ,which I did for this one. Whistler and Rembrandt worked the same way. Its hard work carrying them around.....or am I getting old!
'Sandplain heath, near ephemeral water'. Proof linoprint. For Reservoir exhibition, with MIX artists @ Albany Town Hall, Albany 17 Feb-10 Mar 2018 and ArtGeo Gallery, Busselton 14 Apr-13 May 2018 #ofwindandwater #sandplainheath #printartist #printsandprintmaking
#fbf to 19th Sep Many thanks to @artalmanac for their article on #ADecadeofDance . Really appreciate their lovely writing about my artwork & time in #NewYork . Exhibition closes tomorrow, Saturday, at @fortyfivedownstairs. Open 12-4pm tomorrow! 45 #FlindersLane #Melbourne #Artwork : Chynoweth (2017) #Monotype , inspired by @brett.chynoweth @ausballet rehearsing #TimHarbour ’s #SquanderandGlory #dancer #artist #debraluccio
So grateful to these gorgeous people from @ausballet for their incredible generosity. I had a great time, as did all the guests on Saturday morning at @fortyfivedownstairs The talk was so inspiring that gallery visitors who have never seen a ballet performance before are booking their @ausballet tickets for next season! Huge thanks to #TimHarbour , @ausballetjarrydmadden, @chris_ausballet, @coreyevelyn and moderator Charlotte Lennie.
This Saturday - Choreographer, Artist & Dancers of The Australian Ballet Talk - Saturday 7th October 11am-1pm Please join us for a great morning with Choreographer Tim Harbour & dancers from @ausballet - Senior Artist @ausballetjarrydmadden, Soloist @chris_ausballet and Corps de Ballet @coreyevelyn - about the creation of performance and life as artists of The Australian Ballet Very lucky to have such warm and generous guests presenting with us. Free event. Booking essential as places are limited: firstname.lastname@example.org @fortyfivedownstairs 45 Flinders Lane #Melbourne
This Saturday! Artist Floor Talk, 23rd Sep 11am-1pm @fortyfivedownstairs #ADecadeOfDance Free event but please book (deets in profile) I’ll talk about how I make my artwork, our life as artists, ten years of being inspired by dancers and why, and anything else you’d like to know. To give you a head’s up - the first dancers I drew were in New York. Great way to begin hey? Hope you can come along! #Artwork pictured inspired by dancers @brett.chynoweth & @benedictebemet @ausballet
Here’s the cognate, or ghost. of Spin. It’s a large monotype revealing some of my own movements as the artist not seen in Spin, including a couple of my fingerprints as I’ve leant over the plate to reach the dancers. Come and see if you can find them. @fortyfivedownstairs from 19th Sep. #Artwork : Spin 2 (2008) #Monotype on #VelinArches #paper 78 x 108cm (Laura Hymers, Petra van Noort, Brandin Steffensen & Luke Gutgsell @tiffanymillscompany rehearsing Tiffany Mill’s #LandFall )
#fbf to being on the cover of #IMPRINT with Spin (2008) which won the CPM National Print Award 2009 judged by @basilhalleditions, now in the @TweedRegionalGallery collection. The ghost, Spin 2 (2008) will be exhibited at #ADecadeOfDance at @fortyfivedownstairs from 19th Sep. #Artwork : Spin (2008) #Monotype on #VelinArches #paper 78 x 108cm (Laura Hymers, Petra van Noort, Brandin Steffensen & Luke Gutgsell @tiffanymillscompany rehearsing Tiffany Mill’s #LandFall )
From Southern Cross to New York Thanks to all who attended my breakfast talk at Grimshaws architecture. Loved the New York themed bagels! Thanks for the great photos Robert Wagner. @robertwagnerphotography
Lonsdale st from the QVB-Drypoint -Flashback Friday!
Park St from above-Past series-Etching
Cranes and the pit-Drypoint from past series
Thrilled to be included in Ritratti-31 Italian Artists from Victoria Thanks for the high quality photo for print ready @messinabout
Cranes and the State library-Drypoint
Circular Quay-Etching on Velin Arches
Bridge and the boat-Drypoint
Working Proof-Canyons from the Chrysler-Etching-
Sticking on the Melbourne theme for a bit here is another day of the Melbourne observation wheel under construction. Title is cranes and the wheel,it's a drypoint that I scratched initially in situ then reworked back in my studio.
Bastille Weekend here in Melbourne-Thought my drypoint-The Eiffel Tower would be appropriate. It's 6ft X 4ft and took 6 months to scratch on to copper. It was then printed on Velin Arches over many proofs and reworkings. The actual piece is bigger than captured by this photo both at the top and bottom. #bastilledaymelb @bastilledaymelbourne
Flashback Friday-Have you been to the top of this building? Yesterday I posted the first part of this image-This is no 2-Does Anyone recognise the building at the very back in the middle of the composition?...The rectangular one.....it's an eye sore and very strange at the top where the viewing deck is....filled with aircon system boxes and pipes....strange experience walking on that rooftop looking back at Paris and the Eiffel Tower. Full title is Paris Triumphant no 2-it's a drypoint on Velin Arches #prints #etching #drypoint #megaprintmakers #print #printsandprintmaking #skyscrapers #skyscraper #architecture #drawingoftheday #cities #cityskyline #city #cityscapes #cityscape #bastilleday
Organs in my acid @megaloprintstudio
Sketch, etch, print @megaloprintstudio
A big thanks to Gary Shinfield for traveling to Newcastle to share his skills. An amazing weekend delivered by a generous and talented man. #weekendworkshop #printsandprintmaking #standingback #layers #printmakingart #masterclass #newcastleprintmakersworkshop #woodblock #worksonpaper #weekendworkshop #amazing
The Empire....and my Drypoint cranes on 29th street. There was a truck there in the foreground when I was scratching in situ and the guy at the top of the truck yelled out for me to include him and the truck in the image......which I did. Look closely and you might see him with his jackhammer there on the truck.The scene was terrific,a jet plane would zoom past,clanking of metal sounds and sirens,scaffolding and industry,hell for those who prefer the pure visions of the empire but heaven for me.
Happy Anniversary Empire State Building! This drypoint..The Empire State....was scratched in situ in New York then reworked back home in Australia. Such a stoic,grand,robust Art Deco beauty...love it.
Just walked past it on my way to Eisenebergs after a huge day in New York. My drypoint on the left-hook and the flatiron and the real thing on the right.
Open In New York until 18th May.
A lot can change in New York. In 2013 I scratched this etching (Freedom Tower) in situ from the same spot as the photo! Well worth a visit-it's architectural and design heaven....New York beauty!
Thank you Imprint Magazine for featuring me in your latest issue 📔a great way to start a busy year! @printcouncilofaustralia #printmaking #contemporaryart #australianprintmaker #printcouncil #etching #intaglio #imprintmagazine #printsandprintmaking #canberraarts 📸credit: @megaloprintstudio
My etching,Flatiron from the side was inspired by this view....Steichen took an amazing photo from this same vantage point. Ahhh sigh....the Flatiron...It looked beautiful yesterday in the sun...was 27 degrees and stunning.
New York Mythic Exhibition wall shot. The notion of time and space has always fascinated me. particularly in the context of my cityscapes series. In both these images from New York Mythic on now in New York you can see the many layers of marks and reworking still visible in these finished works. This pentimento,changes,regrets,and edits are to me a reflection of the city itself. The medium of Drypoint allows such a great opportunity to create this type of expressive imagery. I hope my Drypoints capture the same things that are going in these cities and in particular, New York with its many ghosts of buildings past still visible throughout the modern metropolis. With Drypoint I find the process and the the subject become one.
New York Mythic Opening night photos to come....meanwhile here is another wall shot.
Exhibition wall-New York Mythic
Exhibtion Wall-New York Mythic-Opens tonight in New York
Q + A New York Mythic Thanks to Andrew Stephens and Imprint To read please go to imprint.org.au/blog/
Smokestacks and the Queensboro (2008) Drypoint Started in situ and then reworked in the studio. I was was Inspired by Edward hoppers painting of a similar view of this bridge to go to Queens and create this Drypoint. This is the bridge Gatsby drives over in the great Gatsby.
Manhattan skyline and the boats 2008 Drypoint This was scratched in situ on Liberty island looking back at Manhattan then reworked in my studio back home. The idea was to create an image that combined the past and the present. You will notice the old tug boats in the river,these are a nod to the past history of the New York . This was the type of scene that inspired me to go to New York in the first place,those old films with tugboats and steam and the rows of Manhattan skyscrapers lining the island.
Flags on Fifth avenue Drypoint 2008 30x30cm Lots of flags around New York. This image was started in situs in NY then finalised back home. It was part of a series of 40 copper plates that came with me on my first trip here.
Opened today in 1889 -The Eiffel Tower This is my drypoint The Eiffel Tower (2006) Drypoint on Velin Arches 118 x 79.5cm It took six months of scratching out.....so many rivets!
Opens in New York April 6th Sharing the official invitation. Excuse the quality of the film! Just arrived,The Flatiron building is two streets away...Loving it! 👏
Blimp and the New York etching 2013
Inside Grand Central (2013) Etching on Velin Arches 20 x 24.5cm
Empirescape 2011 Drypoint on Veln Arches
Take a quick flight over New York:) New York Mythic 7 (2016) Drypoint on Velin Arches paper 90 x 180cm
Yesterday marked the 85th anniversary of the Syndey Harbour Bridge Here is my "Bridge from below" drypoint 2005 which I scratched and gauged quite brutally in situ and then reworked many times to get every mark working just right.....well in my opinion in any case! The crazy Christmas ball was up hanging from the bridge for a short while whilst I was there. I've scratched and scraped back with lots of force to create and encourage the pentimento,the layers beneath and keep them visible. I think the bridge looks so different from every angle,sometimes it's solid and stoic and other times it's a pulsating and organic industrial beast slithering over the Harbour. I love every view and all its history. Long live the bridge!
Photo by @debraluccio These big plates were tackled earlier in the week,very pleased to have them done! That's me wiping back the ink with telephone pages removing the excess from the plate and leaving the ink that wants and needs to be left on. These big ones luckily don't rely on a great deal of plate tone and are reliant on the line otherwise I would still be wiping this one back today:)