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Bundle: 2020 Print Commission

Bundle: 2020 Print Commission

2020 Print Commission Artists

Jill O’Sullivan, 2020, The Guardian, Marker-resist open-bite intaglio print on Dutch Aquatint paper, 14.5 x 13 cm (print), 24 x 25.4 cm (paper). Edition of 30.

Vincent Bray, 2020, Hillside Moondara, Hand coloured relief print on Dutch Etching paper, 25 x 18.5 cm (print), 38 x 27.9 cm (paper). Edition of 30.

Susan Peters Nampitjin, 2020, Sturt Street (Claypans), Lino relief print on Fabriano Rosapina (Ivory, buff) paper, 25 x 40cm (print), 35.5 x 50cm (paper). Edition of 30

The Umbrella Print Commission is an opportunity for audiences to purchase stellar work by celebrated artists at an entry-level price point by becoming a member. This offer draws upon the success of Umbrella's artists and its printmaking community at large. The commission features acclaimed artists and members Jill O'Sullivan, Susan Peters Nampitjin and Vincent Bray. In 2020 they each editioned 30 new prints to be purchased individually or as a bundle. The artist proof of each edition will also be held as part of Umbrella's print collection.

Umbrella’s inaugural Print Commission was made possible through the generous support of Ron McBurnie of Monsoon Publishing. Vincent Bray’s prints were also made possible by the hand-colouring efforts of Umbrella’s volunteers - we thank them immensely for their time and contribution.

Jill O’Sullivan has been an active artist since the late 1980s, and has completed a PhD Creative Arts, Master of Creative Arts, Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Visual Arts and a Grad. Certificate of Tertiary Teaching. She has undertaken artist residencies in Wales, China and numerous Australian arts organisations and schools. The artist was a founding member of the Umbrella Studio Access Group (now Umbrella Makerspace Access Group) and despite relocating to Brisbane is still an active member when in Townsville. Jill has also lectured and tutored printmaking, fine art practice, drawing, project and concept development, painting, conservation and framing. Since 2014 she has been a committee member for the Print Council of Australia.

Vincent Bray was introduced to printmaking by Bryan Dean who was the lithograph tutor at what was then the T.A.F.E. College at Kelvin Grove in Brisbane, where Bray had his first show. Anne Lorde grew Bray’s interest and capacity in the art form some years later. Bray was impressed by her woodcuts on snappy gum (a scrubby tree) but quickly learned it was not as easy as Lorde had made it look. Bray next tried etching on zinc plates, taught by his friend Jo Forster. He has continued to learn more about printmaking throughout his art career alongside his painting practice.

Susan Peters Nampitjin is a contemporary artist of the Walmajarri people (Tanami desert of South East Kimberleys, Western Australia) who lives between Charters Towers and Townsville. She comes from a family of painters. Her Indigenous culture is often reflected in contemporaneous pictorials of bush plants, foods, medicine and native ecology. Through her wider art practice she experiments with a range of art media and traditions ranging from painting to printmaking.

All 3 prints: Sturt Creek (Claypans), Hillside Moondara and The Guardian
$240 (members) or $500 (non-members including organisations)

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