Dingoes: An Exhibition of Linocuts
12th April to 1st May 2011
Global Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
These works evolved from a series of drawings the artist made of dingos at Taronga Zoo in 2001. They also include bats from the Royal Botanic Gardens. The work can be seen as a stylistic development of Kingsford-Smith’s expressionistic landscapes in his 2010 ‘Trees on Paper’ exhibition. Here he has sought to create a dimensional aspect to the print surface by emphasising textural surfaces and edges with the layering of block and ink.
The Print Process
The sixteen works are hand printed using the reductive lino cut process. Cut from a single lino block, the work is progressively cut away as each colour is printed. A total of seven colours are layered on the print, one on top of the other, from yellow through to black.
With the final cut and print the lino block cannot be used again. This process ensures a limited edition print run. Each work has a print run of three, one of which is framed for this exhibition.