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Title

Head II , from the portfolio Melbourne I, II and III

(1967-1968)
printed (2002)

Artist

Bea Maddock

Australia

13 Sep 1934 – 09 Apr 2016

  • Details

    Dates
    (1967-1968)
    printed (2002)
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    drypoint, black ink on white Hahnemühle paper
    Edition
    4/20
    Dimensions
    10.1 x 7.6 cm platemark; 39.6 x 26.8 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. beneath platemark, pencil "Bea. M.". Not dated.

    Credit
    Thea Proctor Memorial Fund 2004
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    207.2004.14
    Copyright
    © Estate of Bea Maddock

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  • About

    Bea Maddock was one of the most important printmakers to emerge in the 1970s, when her work began to embrace the influence of British and American pop art. Her pioneering use of photo-etching in Australia had widespread influence resulting from her time as lecturer of printmaking at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne between 1970-1982. She has lived and worked at Launceston since 1983; her work was the subject of a major touring retrospective in New Zealand 1982/83 and Australia in 1992 (organized by the Queensland Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Australia) which was shown at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Her more recent work, including the major frieze work 40 pages from Antarctica recently displayed at the Art Galley of New South Wales, has engaged the themes of landscape, mapping and language.

    © Australian Art Department, Art Galley of New South Wales, 2004

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Andrew Sayers, Sarah Engledow and Wally Caruana, Open air: portraits in the landscape, Sydney, 2008, 51 (colour illus.). Collection Queen Victoria Museum and Gallery, Launceston.

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