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Sangkuriang - a legend from West Java



Indra Deigan

Indonesia, Australia

1966 -

Arthur Boyd

Australia, England

24 Jul 1920 - 24 Apr 1999


Arthur Boyd was introduced to collographs in 1989 by Indra Deigan's husband, printmaker Anthony Deigan, at Boyd's studio in Suffolk (UK). This resulted in Boyd producing a considerable number of collograph prints with Deigan and the artist and printer Max Miller. At the time, Boyd and Indra Deigan expressed an interest in a possible future collaboration, when she showed Boyd some hand-made books she had made while studying at the St Martin's School of Art, London. This project eventuated in 1993, when Boyd suggested they use a traditional Indonesian story as the subject of a book, to reflect Deigan's Indonesian heritage.

This image [Volcano] was made at Indra Deigan's studio, using industrial adhesive on two copper plates, as with the others in the book. The book was designed, printed and bound by Indra Deigan at the Graphic Investigation Workshop, Canberra School of Art, in an edition of ten. Boyd's prints and the text were printed on white BFK Rives paper, with Deigan's woodcuts on Japanese Kayazuki paper. In 1994, seven of Boyd's collographs from Sangkuriang (including 'Volcano') were released as individual prints, in an edition of 12.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'Australian prints from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, 1998




Media categories

Book , Print

Materials used

hand-bound book of 10 colour collographs, frontispiece and end piece by Arthur Boyd, twelve woodcuts and end-papers by Indra Deigan, letterpress, on white BFK Rives and Kayazuki papers




45.0 x 32.0 x 2.5 cm


Purchased with funds provided by the Arthur Boyd Acquisition Fund 1995


Not on display

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Indra Deigan

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Arthur Boyd

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Shown in 1 exhibition

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Referenced in 2 publications


Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Australian Prints from the Collection 139 of the best', pg. 26-27, Heidelberg, Nov 1998, 27.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 105 (colour illus.). 89