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Christopher CROFT

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1947

  • Germany 1976-78, 1980- 81

Basil HALL

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1954

printer, intaglio




Wanganui, Aotearoa New Zealand born 1956

printer, letterpress


commenced 1985 – 2000

print workshop (organisation)

A-Z of Australian animals, common to the Australian Capital Territory. 1988 Description: 34 page hardcover handbound linen-covered book containing text and 26 etchings presented in a linen-covered slipcase
Place made: Studio One, Kingston Art Space, 71 Leichhardt Street, Kingston, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, artist's books, ink; paper etchings, printed in brown ink, from multiple plates; letterpress, printed in brown ink Support: thick cream wove hayle 90gsm paper bound in brown linen cover
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: lower left corner on each page, 'GB 1978'
Edition State: published state
Impression: 40/75
Edition: edition of 75

Edition Notes: Image is drawn and etched in copper by Christopher Croft. Plates printed by Basil Hall, Studio One Inc., ACT. End papers handmade from Kniphofia (red-poker) by Katharine Nix. Typography and letterpress by Peter Finlayand Les Petersen. Binding by Monbelli-Wadlington, ACT. Paper is hyle 90gsm from Barchan Green Mill, UK. This book was printed in an edition of 75 numbered copies. The first 25 copies have been hand-coloured by the artist and bound in leather. The remaining 50 copies are linen bound. All copies are presented in a linen-covered slipcase.
Primary Insc: signed lower centre below text on last page in black pencil, 'Christopher R. Croft [underlined]'. not dated. Titled upper centre on first page in orange ink, 'A-Z /of Australian Animals/ Common to Australian Capital Territory'. inscribed with impression details lower centre below text on last page in black pencil, and orange ink, 'THIS COPY IS 40/75'. inscribed lower centre below text on last page in black pencil, '89 49'.
Secondary Insc: Inscribed lower left corner on front cover verso in black pencil, '1.527'. Inscribed lower left corner verso of each page in black pencil, '1.528-1.554'.
Dimensions: book (closed) 30.0 h x 33.0 w x 2.2 d cm book (open) 30.0 h x 98.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Studio One Inc 2000
Accession No: NGA 2004.369.645
Subject: Collection: The Studio One Inc print workshop archive of Australian prints 1986 - 2000, acquired 2004. Australia, Book arts: Artist's book
Image rights: © Christopher Croft. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia, 2007.
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Studio One Inc print workshop on its closure in 2000, Canberra, 2004.