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Hamilton, Victoria, Australia born 1955


Australia 1948 – 1992

printer, lithographic


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia commenced 1981 – 1988

print workshop (organisation)

Island December 1986 Place made: Victorian Print Workshop, 188 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper lithograph, printed in black and blue-black ink, from 2 stones Support: thick white wove BFK Rives paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark upper left, 'BFK RIVES / FRANCE [over infinity symbol]'.
Edition State: published state
Impression: workshop proof 2
Edition: edition of 12; plus 2 state proofs, 2 artist's proofs, 2 printer's proofs, 2 workshop proofs, 1 presentation proof

Edition Notes: Edition documentation records that 2 proofs were taken of the first state, but does not indicate which state was editioned.
Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Ruth Johnstone '86'.Titled lower centre below printed image in black pencil, 'Island'.Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'V.P.W. 2'.
Secondary Insc: Print Worshop blindstamp lower right, 'VPW [within rectangle]'
Tertiary Insc: no work number
Dimensions: printed image 100.4 h x 74.4 w cm sheet 121.7 h x 80.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Australian Print Workshop Archive 2, purchased with the assistance of the Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.431.3171
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from the Australian Print Workshop (formerly the Victorian Print Workshop), Melbourne, 2006, where the work was produced.