I am an art historian, arts writer, printmaker and artist's book maker. Sometimes I think I should focus on just writing or just making but I prefer to try to follow the excellent advice to 'bite of more than you can chew'!
For the last four days I've been at the Impact7 Printmaking conference at Monash University. Enjoyed the papers, the exhibitions and meeting lots of interesting people.
To coincide with the conference printmakers all over Victoria and further were encouraged to hold exhibitions of their work in the Month of Print.
I have a solo exhibition at Synergy Gallery in Northcote, which runs for just two more days. It was a struggle to get it up and not everything is quite as I would have hoped. There are several related bodies of work, some of which didn't get as far as I had planned, but I'm pleased with the overall look of the exhibition.
The first is a series of linocut works called Nude as Wallpaper. Text from Kenneth Clark's The Nude is overlayed with a nude from Art History, simplified and repeated.
Then a series of monoprints with collaged silhouettes of female figures from Art History cut from linocut prints of knitted textures.
And finally a group of playful collaborations.