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.

Prints Filtered by Era: From: 1962 - 1975
17 Works to view
17 Works to view

From: 1962 - 1975: Portraits, especially of family members and children, genre compositions. Changed outdoor landscape style to imaginative landscapes, composed indoors aided by drawings from the scene. Influenced by ancient Chinese artists who used a limited palette and subdued tones, immersing themselves in the landscape before painting at a later date to extract the essence. Techniques: acrylics on composition board while phasing out oils; acrylic on panel; collage; watercolour... read more
  • The Gardener's Dream, No. 1, 1976
    lithograph
    52.5 x 76 cm
  • Tea-Tree and Gum (Easter Landscape), 1975
    lithograph
    52.5 x 72 cm
  • Slingshot, 1975
    woodcut
    63 x 47 cm
  • Sunlit Gully, 1975
    lithograph
    56 x 76 cm
  • Silent River, 1975
    lithograph (stone)
    38 x 56 cm
  • Haze, 1975
    lithograph
    55 x 79 cm (var.)
  • Glowing Rock, 1975
    lithograph
    76 x 56 cm
  • Cattai Ridge (3rd state), 1975
    lithograph
    56 x 76 cm
  • Byzantine Birthday, 1975
    lithograph
    38 x 53 cm (var.)
  • Banksias after Bushfire, 1975
    lithograph
    56 x 76 cm
  • Ochre Glade, 1972
    lithograph (stone)
    38 x 53 cm
  • Three-quarter Birthday (6-colour lithograph), 1972
    lithograph
    56 x 76 cm
  • Sydney Smog, 1972
    lithograph (stone, 3rd state, unique)
    29 x 50 cm
  • Sydney: Construction City (2nd state), 1972
    linocut (unique)
    38 x 38 cm
    Private Collection
  • Sister and Brother: Bleak Glebe, 1972
    lithograph
    56 x 38 cm
  • The Birthday Hat, 1972
    lithograph (unique)
    56 x 68 cm
  • Tired Travellers, 1972
    lithograph (stone)
    38 x 56 cm

Prints : From: 1962 - 1975 17 Works to view
Prints : From: 1962 - 1975 17 Works to view


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