Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Collaboration with artist John Beard and Bill Moseley

It's with lots of excitement that Hill End Press announce a beautiful collaboration with artist John Beard and Bill creating a copperplate photogravure for John's exhibition at the Liverpool Street Gallery in Sydney.

OPENING NIGHT  Wednesday 14th November

243a Liverpool Street
East Sydney

John Beard was based close to Sintra, on the coast of Lisbon, painting a whole series of works based on rock formation of Adraga.
Edition of 25 printed on Somerset Satin Copperplate photogravure

He himself decribed the impact of this rock:

I was on a cliff and I saw this incredible rock in the sea:
this pyramid in the sea, an equilateral triangle.

Everything seemed connected to what appeared before me.

I found a motif that I knew I would return to - 
it was always going to be there.

The rock had an impregnable majesty, a lifeless finality animated and metamorphosed through light.

The light revealed the energy and force of the sea - an orchestration of submission and reaffirmation.

John Beard was Archibald winner 2007 with his portrait of Australian artist Janet Laurence and this work can be seen on www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/346.2007

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