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

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.

106 Works to view
106 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
  • Choosing Another Face, 1992
    lithograph (bleed print, 3 colours)
    38 x 57 cm
  • Blind (woodcut), 1992
    woodcut
    60 x 80 cm
    Collection: National Gallery of Australia
  • Atlass (lithograph), 1991
    lithograph (ultramarine)
    61 x 41 cm
  • Blind (lithograph), 1991
    lithograph (ultramarine)
    41 x 61 cm
  • Choosing a Mask, 1991
    unique stone lithograph (hand-coloured)
    38 x 57 cm
  • To Let / The Diabetic Evicted from The Rocks, no. 2, 1990
    stone lithograph (black)
    57 x 38 cm
  • 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
  • To Let / The Diabetic Evicted from The Rocks no. 1, 1990
    stone lithograph (12 colours)
    57 x 38 cm
    Collection: National Gallery of Australia
  • 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
  • Cry Freedom / Apartheid (lithograph), 1989
    lithograph (3 colours)
    57 x 38 cm
    Collection: Fredrikstad Museum
  • Cliff-hanger, 1988
    lithograph
    18 x 18 cm
  • Fenced in, Kent St, The Rocks, Sydney, 1988
    stone lithograph
    28 x 26 cm
  • Claustrophobia - Set in Concrete, 1987
    unique cement print
    38 x 25 cm
  • Ward 4, Rozelle Hospital, Callan Park (hand-coloured), 1986
    unique lithograph (hand-coloured)
    76 x 56 cm
  • Ward 4, Rozelle Hospital, Callan Park, 1986
    lithograph
    76 x 56 cm
    Collection: National Gallery of Australia
  • Growth Spiral / Genesis, no. 4, 1986
    lithograph (black)
    76 x 57 cm
  • Growth Spiral / Genesis, no. 1, 1986
    lithograph (5 colours)
    76 x 57 cm
  • The Front Veranda, Chernobyl Meltdown, 1986
    lithograph (15 colours)
    60 x 80 cm
    Collection: National Gallery of Australia
  • Claustrophobia / Cornered (lithograph), 1986
    lithograph
    18 x 18 cm
  • Growth Spiral / Genesis (miniature), 1985
    lithograph
    18 x 17 cm
    Collection: National Gallery of Australia
  • The Story, 1985
    lithograph
    57 x 76 cm
  • Mise-en-scène, 1984
    lithograph
    76 x 56 cm
  • A Month in the Life of a Sydney Schoolboy, 1984
    lithograph
    51 x 70 cm
  • Thelma of Wilcannia (lithograph), 1983
    lithograph
    57 x 38 cm
  • Thelma of Wilcannia / The Willy-Willy Woman, 1983
    woodcut
    62 x 79 cm
    Collection: National Gallery of Australia
  • Spaghetti Legs (ochre), 1983
    lithograph
    18 x 18 cm
    Collection: National Gallery of Australia
  • To Cut Both Ways (lithograph), 1983
    lithograph
    18 x 18 cm
    Collections: National Gallery of Australia; The Van der Vossen-Delbrück Collection, Amsterdam
  • A Storm in a Tea-cup, 1983
    lithograph
    18 x 18 cm
    Collection: National Gallery of Australia
  • The Ghost of Kabbarli, Daisy Bates (lithograph), 1983
    lithograph (3 colours)
    60 x 80 cm
  • Macaroni Face (black), 1982
    lithograph
    25 x 25 cm
  • The Life and Death of St. Francis of Australia (lithograph) / The Death of St. Francis of Australia, 1982
    lithograph (bleed print, 6 colours)
    76 x 56 cm
    Collection: National Gallery of Australia
  • Chess - White to Play: Helicopter X Pawn, Chief X Helicopter..., 1982
    lithograph (5 colours)
    76 x 56 cm
    Collections: Majdanek Museum, Lublin; National Gallery of Australia
  • Macaroni Face (ochre) / Macaroni Man, 1982
    lithograph
    25 x 25 cm
    Collections: National Gallery of Australia; Fiatal Müvészek Klubja (FMK), Budapest
  • Octopus, 1982
    lithograph
    25 x 25 cm
    Collection: National Gallery of Australia
  • Made in Australia (umber), 1982
    lithograph
    25 x 25 cm
    Collection: National Gallery of Australia
  • Marienplatz, Munich, no. 2, 1980
    lithograph (mulberry paper, 2 colours)
    43 x 62 cm
  • Lederhosen, 1980
    lithograph
    38 x 57 cm
  • Munich Shoppers, no. 1 / Baverian Shoppers, 1980
    lithograph (13 colours)
    38 x 57 cm
  • Olympiazentrum (Munich), 1980
    lithograph (2 colours)
    43 x 63 cm
  • Marienplatz (Munich), no. 1, 1980
    lithograph (7 colours)
    38 x 57 cm
  • The Fisherman's Dream, 1980
    lithograph (bleed print, 8 colours)
    41 x 61 cm
  • The Wishful Fisherman, 1980
    lithograph (bleed print, 8 colours)
    41 x 61 cm
  • Woman of Bavaria, 1980
    lithograph
    60 x 80 cm
  • The Gardener's Dream, no. 2, 1980
    lithograph (12 colours)
    60 x 80 cm
    Collection: National Gallery of Australia
  • The Empty Chair, 1980
    lithograph (9 colours)
    40 x 61 cm
    Collection: National Gallery of Australia
  • Two (lithograph, crayon black), 1978
    lithograph
    80 x 60 cm
    Collection: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
  • Two (lithograph, coloured), 1978
    lithograph (10 colours)
    80 x 55 cm
  • Where Children Play, with Rozelle Bay Gantry and White Bay Power Station (lithograph), 1978
    lithograph (bleed print)
    75 x 51 cm
  • At Home (etching), 1978
    unique etching (1st state)
    40 x 48.5 cm
  • Two (etching), 1978
    etching
    28.5 x 22 cm
  • Two (lithograph, sepia), 1978
    lithograph
    80 x 60 cm
  • The Retired Mechanic (lithograph), 1978
    lithograph (2 colours)
    59 x 80 cm
    Collection: National Gallery of Australia
  • The Magic Pudding (lithograph), 1978
    lithograph (9 colours)
    80 x 60 cm
    Collections: Bruce Hall, Australian National University, Canberra; Westmead Hospital, Sydney
  • Noah's Rocket (lithograph), 1978
    lithograph (5 colours)
    79 x 57 cm
    Collection: National Gallery of Australia
  • At Home (lithograph) / No. 278, 1978
    lithograph (6 colours)
    40 x 58 cm
    Collections: National Gallery of Australia; Westmead Hospital, Sydney; Private collections
  • Evening Factory Valley, no. 2 (lithograph), 1978
    lithograph
    60 x 80 cm
    Collections: National Gallery of Australia; Westmead Hospital, Sydney
  • Flooded Mongarlowe River: Upstream, 1978
    lithograph (dyptych, 8 colours)
    55 x 80 cm
    AMP Society Collection
  • Flooded Mongarlowe River: Downstream, 1978
    lithograph (dyptych, 8 colours)
    55 x 80 cm
    AMP Society Collection
  • 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
  • Casualty: Children's Hospital, 3 am (lithograph) / Outpatients, Children's Hospital, 1978
    lithograph (6 colours)
    61 x 80 cm
    Collection: National Gallery of Australia
  • The 470 at 6pm (Sydney Bus), 1978
    lithograph (6 colours)
    56 x 40 cm
    Collection: Westmead Hospital, Sydney
  • Early Morning, 1977
    unique lithograph (9 colours) and collage
    55.5 x 70 cm
  • Colo Plateau, no. 2, 1977
    lithograph (2 colours)
    40 x 100 cm
  • Old Banksias after Bushfire, 1977
    lithograph (5 colours)
    53 x 76.5 cm
    AMP Society Collection
  • Pedestrian Crossing, no. 2, 1977
    lithograph (5 colours)
    53 x 80 cm
    Collection: National Gallery of Australia
  • The Gardener's Dream, no. 1, 1976
    lithograph (10 colours)
    52.5 x 76 cm
    Private collections, Australia
  • Coast Banksias / Bunga Banksias, 1976
    lithograph
    56 x 76 cm
  • Ghost Gums at Maitland / Ghost Gums, 1975
    woodcut
    76 x 56 cm
  • Banksias after Bushfire, 1975
    lithograph (6 colours)
    56 x 76 cm
  • Byzantine Birthday, 1975
    lithograph (3 colours)
    38 x 53 cm (var.)
  • Cattai / Cattai Ridge, 1975
    lithograph (3 colours, 3rd state)
    56 x 76 cm
  • Glowing Rock, 1975
    lithograph (3 colours)
    76 x 56 cm
  • Haze, 1975
    lithograph
    55 x 79 cm (var.)
  • Silent River, 1975
    stone lithograph
    38 x 56 cm
  • Sunlit Gully, 1975
    lithograph
    56 x 76 cm
  • Slingshot, 1975
    woodcut
    63 x 47 cm
  • Tea Tree and Gum / Easter Landscape, 1975
    lithograph (3 colours)
    52.5 x 72 cm
  • Tired Travellers, 1972
    stone lithograph
    38 x 56 cm
  • The Birthday Hat, 1972
    unique lithograph (3 colours)
    56 x 68 cm
    Collection: National Gallery of Australia
  • Sister and Brother, Bleak Glebe, 1972
    stone lithograph
    56 x 38 cm
  • Sydney: Construction City (final state), 1972
    unique linocut (2 colours, 2nd state)
    38 x 38 cm
  • Sydney Smog (final state), 1972
    unique stone lithograph (4 colours, 3rd state)
    29 x 50 cm
  • Three-quarter Birthday / The Birthday Card, 1972
    lithograph (6 colours)
    56 x 76 cm
  • Ochre Glade / Golden Valley / Autumn Hollow, 1972
    stone lithograph (5 colours)
    38 x 53 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
  • Thieves at the Market, 1960
    unique stone lithograph
    31 x 51 cm
    Collection: National Gallery of Australia
  • The Tibetan / Old Tibetan, 1960
    dry point etching (aluminium)
    39 x 29 cm
  • The Worker / Working Man, 1960
    stone lithograph
    51 x 39 cm
  • Ivymeade Stable Ruins, 1960
    unique stone lithograph
    30 x 40 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 : 106 Works
PRINTS : 106 Works


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