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An image of Bondi by Cressida Campbell

Cressida Campbell

(Australia 08 Jul 1960 – )

Title
Bondi
Year
1987
Media category
Print
Materials used
colour woodblock printed on cream wove paper
Edition
2/3
Dimensions

86.0 x 23.5 cm blockmark

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Cressida Campbell ‘87".
Credit
Gift of Fraser Hopkins 2005
Accession number
308.2005
Copyright
© Cressida Campbell. Licensed by Viscopy, Australia
Location
Not on display
Further information

Cressida Campbell studied traditional Japanese printmaking at the Yoshida Hanga Academy in Tokyo, in 1985. Shortly after her return to Australia she began making colour woodcut prints utilizing some of the techniques she learned in Japan. However, unlike the Japanese method, whereby each colour is printed from a different block, Campbell uses only one block, with the colours hand-painted in watercolour on the block, which is then dampened and run through the press once.

This print depicts the expanse of Sydney’s Bondi Beach, looking towards the northern end which appears in reverse (due to the reversal of the image when the block is printed)