Basement Gallery

Prints from the 1960s and 70s

Prints from the 1960s and 70s

From the R. E. Nott Collection.


Including commissioned prints from from the Print Council of Australia

"In July 1966, Tate Adams opened the Crossley Gallery exclusively for prints, so implying that there was an audience for prints. It was a major breakthrough in that a gallery could exist for printmaking alone." Margaret Plant, Melbourne Printmakers, Art Bulletin of Victoria 1973/74

The prints in our current exhibition date from 1961 with Weaver Hawkins' Wrestling', through to 1979 with Rosemary Vickers' This Room No Longer Exists. The exhibition covers a period that saw the revival of printmaking in the studios and galleries of Australia, being led primarily from Melbourne with the opening of Tate Adams' Gallery.

This was also the year that the Print Council of Australia was founded in Melbourne with Dr Ursula Hoff as Director, until 1968 when she was appointed Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Victoria.

Each year from 1967, the Print Council has commissioned artists to produce an edition of prints. Fourteen of these works are represented in this exhibition.

The works all come from the collection of Ronald Emile Nott, 1914-2011, who became a Print Council committee member in the 1970s. His essay 50 Years of Australian Etching 1890-1940  was published in Imprint in1977.

A fine eye and robust interest in the historic development of printmaking in Australia ensured the integrity and quality of Mr Nott's collection and we are pleased to be able to make these works available for sale to the public, which was as he wanted.

The exhibition is current until 5th May.

All works are sold unframed, freight $25 by registered mail anywhere in Australia. Contact the gallery for more information.

 


Worship  1966

Stephen Spurrier
Worship 1966

Etching and aquatint

20.2 x 22.7 cm

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Last Day of Glory  1967

Tay Kok Wee
Last Day of Glory 1967

Etching and embossing

57.5 x 45.2 cm


$600


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Temple 1969

John Neeson
Temple 1969

Etching and aquatint

51 x 53 cm


$700

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Radical  1971

David Rose
Radical 1971

Screenprint

66.5 x 48.3 cm


$700

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Untitled  1972

David Rose
Untitled 1972

Screenprint

76 x 57 cm

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Sea Piece  1972

Michael West
Sea Piece 1972

Screenprint, lithograph and embossing

71 x 51 cm


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Taps  1973

George Barker
Taps 1973

Screenprint
61 x 39.5 cm

$800

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Clouds  1975

Tom Higgins
Clouds 1975

Etching, screenprint and embossing

50 x 30 cm approx


$500


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Visiting Spinebill  1977

David Rose
Visiting Spinebill 1977

Colour etching

60 x 45 cm


$600

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Taiwan Village No. 2 1977

Woodcut
71.6 x 60.6 cm

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Ridge  II  1978

Max Miller
Ridge II 1978

Colour etchng and aquatint

50 x 98 cm


$600

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Bundy  1978

Sandra Leveson
Bundy 1978

Screenprint

56.5 x 80.5 cm


$600

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