George GITTOESBasil HALLDeborah PERROWPamela CHALLISSTUDIO ONE INC, Gas tester Enlarge 1 /1


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia born 1949

  • USA 1968-69
  • UK, Europe, USA 1984
  • Nicaragua 1986
  • Phillipines 1989
  • Africa, Asia 1993-95

Basil HALL

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1954

printer, intaglio

Deborah PERROW

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia born 1958

printer's assistant

  • England 1984-87


Collaroy, New South Wales, Australia 1928 – Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia 2010

printer's assistant

  • England 1952-54


commenced 1985 – 2000

print workshop (organisation)

Gas tester 1991
Collection Title: "Heavy Industry" series of 24 plates
Place made: Studio One, Kingston Art Space, 71 Leichhardt Street, Kingston, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in black ink, from one plate Support: off-white wove Hahnemuhle 771 paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark lower right corner, image of rooster with shield within circle [Hahnemühle].
Edition State: published state
Impression: right to print proof
Edition: edition of 10; plus 1 additional impression, 1 reprinted impression in October 1991, 1 workshop proof, 1 printer's proof

Edition Notes: The series of plates were produced by George Gittoes with Basil Hall, with assistance from Deborah Perrow (etching lines and acquatints) and Pamela Challis (burnishing of four plates) in May over two weeks. The 1st batch of prints were printed at Ptarmigan (?) Press, Curtin ACT, in May-June 1991. "*Issued 4 to Pamela Challis (assisted on plates) *Issuded 1 to Deborah Perrow (platework)" Studio One, printer's worksheet for entire series.
Primary Insc: no inscriptions
Secondary Insc: Inscribed with printer's notes and sketches around printed image in black pencil.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower right corner verso in black pencil, '1.739'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 31.5 h x 24.4 w cm sheet 39.6 h x 35.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Studio One Inc 2000
Accession No: NGA 2004.369.507
Subject: Collection: The Studio One Inc print workshop archive of Australian prints 1986 - 2000, acquired 2004.
Image rights: © George Gittoes. Licensed by Viscopy
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Studio One Inc print workshop on its closure in 2000, Canberra, 2004.