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: Etchings

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.

11 Works to view
11 Works to view

  • At Home (etching), 1978
    unique etching (1st state)
    40 x 48.5 cm
  • Two (etching), 1978
    28.5 x 22 cm
  • Children Playing in Carpark, 1978
    dry point etching (zinc)
    22 x 25.5 cm
  • Stephen and Tigger (etching), 1978
    soft ground etching
    40 x 59.5 cm
  • Stonefish, 1978
    soft ground etching
    29.5 x 22 cm
  • Emu, 1960
    dry point etching (aluminium)
    22 x 17 cm
  • The Drummer, 1960
    dry point etching (aluminium)
    36 x 24 cm
  • Baboon / A Monkey, 1960
    dry point etching (aluminium)
    25 x 18 cm
  • The Tibetan / Old Tibetan, 1960
    dry point etching (aluminium)
    39 x 29 cm
  • Desert Bush / One Bush, 1960
    dry point etching (aluminium)
    15 x 22 cm
    Collection: Broken Hill Technical College
  • Emu Chicks, 1960
    dry point etching (aluminium)
    25 x 17 cm

PRINTS : Etchings 11 Works
PRINTS : Etchings 11 Works

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