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Brighton, Victoria, Australia 1924 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 2006

  • England 1952-54


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1938



commenced 1984

print workshop (organisation)

Chinese theme 2 1981 Place made: Larry Rawling Fine Art Prints, 675 Coombs Road, Kinglake West, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper screenprint, printed in colour inks, from six stencils Support: Johannof 250 gsm paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: artist's proof
Edition: edition of 50, plus 3 artist's proofs, 2 workshop proofs

Edition Notes: Artists comment: This is one of a group of recent screenprints. I have used six screens and the red and pink were printed on the same screen. The print was based on a small collage I did earlier this year. The Chinese writing was taken from an old Chinese book and transferred to the screen by photographic means. The work for the screens was done on acetate films and then transferred to the screens - however, work was also done on screens by removing part of the drawing. The collage effects were obtained by glueing pieces of Japanese paper to the acetate films to produce the torn edges. The background colour was printed first and grey last. The title of the print is 'Chinese Theme - 2' in an edition of 50. The size of the image is 64 x 64 cm. [Art & Australia, vol. 19, no. 3, Autumn 1982, p. 276]
Primary Insc: Signed lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'Robert Grieve'. Dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, '81'. Titled lower centre below printed image in black pencil, Chinese Theme 2'. Inscribed lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'AP.'.
Dimensions: printed image 65.0 h x 46.5 w cm sheet 76.0 h x 57.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Gordon Darling Australia Pacific Print Fund, in celebration of the National Gallery of Australia’s 25th anniversary, 2008
Accession No: NGA 2008.94.427
Subject: Collection: The Larry Rawling print workshop archive of Australian screenprints 1959 - 2006, acquired 2008.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from the printer Larry Rawling, Melbourne, 2008.