We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of NSW stands.

🛈 In line with NSW Health advice, the Art Gallery is temporarily closed to the public. Stay updated on our social media.

Title

From the forest

2011

Artist

Ruth Burgess

Australia

1932 –

  • Details

    Date
    2011
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    wood engraving, printed in black ink on ivory wove paper
    Edition
    6/12
    Dimensions
    19.2 x 25.2 cm blockmark ; 56.9 x 38.2 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Ruth Burgess '11".

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2014
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    78.2014
    Copyright
    © Ruth Burgess

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Ruth Burgess

    Works in the collection

    10

    Share
  • About

    Ruth Burgess was born in Sydney in 1932. She studied painting with Desiderius Orban in 1954, the same year she graduated from the University of Sydney with a degree in Arts/ Music. She was introduced to woodcuts in 1976, which she studied with Sue Buckley at the Workshop Arts Centre, Willoughby 1976-69 where she later taught from 1984-93. She has been a prominent member of the Sydney Printmakers since the 1980s.

    Burgess has been profoundly influenced by China, especially its painting and calligraphy, as well as Buddhism. In 1988 she travelled to China where she met local artists and spent time at the Central Art Academy, which caused a radical re-think of her own art practices. In following years she revisited China on several occasions to work and exhibit.

    Forests are a recurring and central theme of her work; she lives in a leafy part of Sydney and had a direct view into bushland from her studio and home, a recurring source of inspiration for her art.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

Other works by Ruth Burgess

See all 10 works