Sydney, New South Wales, Australia born 1938

  • Europe, England 1960-67
  • USA 1969-75
  • Thailand undated


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia born 1943


  • Europe 1972-73, 1981-82

Trevor RIACH

Australia born 1958

printer, relief

Matthew ABLITT

printer, relief


commenced 1973 – 1999

print workshop (organisation)


publisher (organisation)

Montpellier yellow January 2010 Place made: Bardwell Park, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper woodcut, printed in colour inks by the viscosity process and colour roll, from seven medium density fibre (MDF) boards, two full-sized plates and five horizontal-fitted strip-plates Support: medium-weight textured white wove Velin Arches 300 gsm paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Edition: edition of 45; 10 artist's proofs; 1 right-to-print proof; 1 printer's proof, 2 artist's proof for studio

Edition Notes: Collaboration between artist and workshop. Plate making by Matthew Ablitt. Shared wiping of plates, 3 passes through press. Graphic Chemical Company ink used.
Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Michael Johnson 2010'. Titled lower centre below printed image in black pencil, ' "Montpellier Yellow" '. Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'P.P'.
Secondary Insc: Print workshop blindstamp lower right, 'Griffith Studio and Graphic Workshop'
Dimensions: printed image 81.7 h x 71.2 w cm sheet 94.7 h x 80.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Selena Griffith 2012. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession No: NGA 2012.1177
Image rights: © Michael Johnson
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Selena Griffith, daughter of Pamela Griffith who operates the Griffith Studio and Graphic Workshop, Bardwell Park, NSW, June 2012.