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Title

Dreamtime

1976


Artist

David Aspden

Australia, England

01 May 1935 - 26 Jun 2005


About

This is the most ambitious of Aspden’s forays into printmaking, which he practised mainly in the 1970s. Its raw quality, in both the jagged cutting of the block and the rough wood grain of the block’s surface, suggests the appeal these materials had for the artist, as well as his skill in counterpointing positive and negative space and suspending forms within a composition.


Details


Date

1976


Media category

Print


Materials used

woodcut, printed in cream and brown ink from two blocks on ivory wove paper


Edition

9/10 (b)


Dimensions

94.2 x 67.8 cm blockmark; 120.0 x 80.2 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Aspden 76".


Credit

Purchased 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

353.1977


Artist information

David Aspden

Works in the collection

70


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Anne Ryan, David Aspden: the colour of music and place, 'David Aspden: the colour of music and place', pg. 6-11, Sydney, 2011, 9, 28 (colour illus.), 81, 89.

St John's Cathedral, Brisbane, David Aspden, Brisbane, 1971. cat.no. 21; Not the Gallery's impression; ed. 7/10