PRINTWORKS A Helen Clarke Retrospective
Collected by the CGG and major galleries nationally, Helen Clarke is WA’s foremost reduction printmaker focused on WA native plants and the minutiae of the natural world. This is her first survey exhibition.
Helen Clarke is a fine art printmaker. She spent her childhood on a farm in Western Australia and was surrounded by bush rich in unique flora and fauna which she explored every day. This is the basis for her love of the land.
Helen’s current works are hand-coloured etchings and reduction relief prints exploring the landscape and flora of Australia.
Explorations into the fragility and durability of memory shown by fragments left behind by former generations are a growing interest as she lives in a century-old former convent in an historic farming area of the mid-west of Western Australia
The medium of reduction lino printing enables the artist to use strong colour and texture. Reduction linoprints are created by printing up to 25 oil colours and cutting the lino plate between each colour printed to produce a lustrous, textured surface. Because of the complex nature of the process, the editions are usually limited to less than twenty prints and cannot be reprinted as the plate is destroyed with the process of printing.
FOUNTAINS OF DWAYNE Zac Bruce
(Winner of the 2019 Mid West Art Prize)
As a child of the Hollywood blockbuster, Zac Bruce draws together celebrity and mythology in his videos and digital prints, addressing the current fascination with Armageddon while the world hopes for more than just survival.
FOCUS 22 Geraldton Camera Club
In collaboration with Geraldton’s long-running Camera Club, this annual showcase sees the nationally-accredited images by Midwest photographers, available for sale and for People’s Choice voting.
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