Etchings 2014 - 2018

Etching is an intaglio printmaking process that involves too many steps to properly explain here! I make my prints by drawing onto a bitumen-coated copper plate with a needle, dipping the plate in a bath of ferric chloride, and then rubbing ink into the etched grooves of the plate, which can be printed multiple times using a printing press.

These works were printed during my honours year at art school (2014), a year-long residency at Australian Print Workshop (2015), and subsequent personal works developed as part of my art practice.

Drypoint 2014 - 2016

Drypoint printmaking uses a similar process to etching to create the final product, except without the bitumen or acid bath. I made these works by scratching directly into the surface of a plastic plate, and using that to print with.

These prints were made during a year-long residency at Australian Print Workshop (2015), and at a residency at Portland Bay Press (2016).

Screenprints 2016

These screenprints were made during a summer school at Edinburgh Printmakers in July 2016, and as part of the exchange portfolio and exhibition Imaginings, curated by Rona Green.