Printing edition, 2010

"My passion for lithography was ignited when I was a student at the South Australian School of Art" ~ Susan Dorothea White

PRINTS: Blockprints, Woodcuts

Susan White produces her own prints, by hand, in her studio. A complete list of the artist's editioned prints (about 100) is in The Printworld Directory of Contemporary Prints and Prices (2006).

Since 1980, White's prints have represented Australia in over 50 international biennales and exhibitions in Japan, Korea, UK, USA, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Yugoslavia, Poland, etc.

The National Gallery of Australia collection has many of the artist's prints, from 1960 onwards. The lithograph Thieves at the Market, produced while a student, dates from this time.

The freedom and versatility of lithography appeals to the artist. In 1975, she began establishing lithographic facilities in her studio, initially producing prints from metal plates passed through a small wooden wringer on a bed of plywood - Pedestrian Crossing (1977) is an example of this grainier technique.

In 1978, she acquired a professional lithographic printing press, and produced lithographs with up to 15 colours, most requiring separate plates. The Front Veranda (1986) is an example. Later, the artist installed a C19 cast-iron press and equipment for stone lithography. White prints woodcuts and blockprints carved from fibreboard. The artist has produced some etchings, the earliest dating from 1960.

PRINTS

Media:Blockprints, Woodcuts 1960–present
Blockprints, Woodcuts
18 Works to view
18 Works to view

  • Not a Rothko, 2010
    woodcut
    30 x 21 cm
    (She Sees Series)
  • Not a Rothko (hand-stippled), 2010
    woodcut, brush
    30 x 21 cm
    (She Sees Series)
  • She sees his new clothes (hand-coloured), 2010
    woodcut (hand-coloured)
    21 x 30 cm
    (She Sees Series)
  • She sees his new clothes, 2010
    woodcut
    21 x 30 cm
    (She Sees Series)
  • Goose Camp Kakadu: moonrise at sunset (hand-coloured), 2010
    woodcut (hand-coloured)
    60.5 x 80.5 cm
  • Goose Camp Kakadu: moonrise at sunset, 2010
    woodcut
    60.5 x 80.5 cm
  • Germination - Sheela seedpod (woodcut), 1997
    woodcut
    82 x 52 cm
  • Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit, Rozelle Hospital, Callan Park, 1996
    woodcut
    80 x 60 cm
    Collection: National Gallery of Australia
  • The Seven Deadly Sins of modern times (blockprint), 1993
    blockprint (medium-density fibreboard)
    70 x 66 cm
    Collection: National Gallery of Australia
  • Blind (woodcut), 1992
    woodcut
    60 x 80 cm
    Collection: National Gallery of Australia
  • Cry Freedom - Apartheid (blockprint), 1990
    blockprint (medium-density fibreboard)
    57 x 38 cm
    Collection: National Gallery of Australia
  • Man creating the hole in the ozone layer, 1990
    woodcut (hand-coloured)
    28 x 37 cm
  • Massacre, Tiananmen Square (hand-coloured), 1989
    unique blockprint (hand-coloured, medium-density fibreboard)
    57 x 38 cm
  • Massacre, Tiananmen Square, 1989
    blockprint (medium-density fibreboard)
    57 x 38 cm
    Collection: National Gallery of Australia
  • Claustrophobia: set in concrete, 1987
    unique cement print
    38 x 25 cm
  • Thelma of Wilcannia (woodcut), 1983
    woodcut
    62 x 79 cm
    Collection: National Gallery of Australia
  • Slingshot, 1975
    woodcut
    63 x 47 cm
  • Sydney: construction city (final state), 1972
    unique linocut (2 colours, 2nd state)
    38 x 38 cm

PRINTS : Blockprints, Woodcuts 18 Works
PRINTS : Blockprints, Woodcuts 18 Works


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