Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1905 – 1985

Serigraph D 1981 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper screenprint, printed in colour inks, from multiple stencils Support: paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: 4/6
Edition: edition of 6

Edition Notes: Artists comment: The technique used in this print is the simplest, namely, stencils. The use of artist's quality oil colours, with appropriate medium, rather than the limiting range of colour available for commercial silkscreen processes, is of great advantage. By so doing, one can use the painter's palette, enabling unlimited variety of colour of an intensity or subtlety not otherwise possible. A further advantage is that the paint, having more consistency than the more fluid, often too runny, commercial ink is easier to control with the squeegee on the screen. [Art & Australia, vol. 19, no. 3, Autumn 1982 p. 275]
Acknowledgement: Gift of Jean Hanrahan 1988
Accession No: NGA 88.1114
Image rights: © Estate of James Sharp
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from Jean Hanrahan (the artist's sister-in-law), Sydney, 1988.