Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia born 1928

  • Europe 1956-60
  • Spain, Portugal 1965-67


Australia 1948 – 1992



Melbourne, Victoria, Australia commenced 1981 – 1988

print workshop (organisation)

Frog at Kakadu. 1988 Place made: Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper lithograph, printed in colour inks, from three stones Support: white wove Arches BFK Rives paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark upper left edge, 'BFK RIVES/ FRANCE [infinity symbol]'.
Edition State: published state
Impression: workshop proof 2
Edition: edition of 40; plus 1 trial proof [with yellow pastel], 6 artist's proofs, 2 printer's proofs, 2 workshop proofs, 1 right-to-print proof, 1 presentation proof

Edition Notes: Edition documentation records that a previous state was produced in an edition of 10, with 2 proofs.
Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'John Olsen/ 88'.Titled lower centre below printed image in black pencil, 'Frog at Kakadu'.Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'VPW II'.
Secondary Insc: Print workshop blindstamp lower right, 'VPW' [within rectangle]
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, 'APW 1914'
Dimensions: printed image 76.0 h x 56.0 w cm sheet 76.0 h x 56.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Australian Print Workshop Archive 2, purchased with the assistance of the Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.431.1914
Image rights: © John Olsen. Licensed by Viscopy
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from the Australian Print Workshop (formerly the Victorian Print Workshop), Melbourne, 2006, where the work was produced.