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Title

Winter

1989

Artist

Ruth Burgess

Australia

1932 –

  • Details

    Date
    1989
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodcut, black ink on two sheets of cream Japanese paper
    Edition
    1/4
    Dimensions
    91.2 x 121.5 cm blockmark
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Ruth Burgess ...1989".

    Credit
    Gift of Miss Phyllis R. Arnott 1992
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    96.1992
    Copyright
    © Ruth Burgess

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    Ruth Burgess

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Ruth Burgess was born in Sydney. 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 profoundly influenced by China, especially its painting and calligraphy, as well as Buddhism. In 1988 she was invited with David Marsden to travel to Harbin in north east China, to the Northern Wilderness Woodcut Symposium and exhibition. They 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.

    'Winter' was printed from Queensland rose maple plywood by the artist in her Sydney studio, and is one of four prints of the seasons. It represents the forest, a subject central to her work.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

Other works by Ruth Burgess

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