Perth, Western Australia, Australia 1911 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1986

Gilded cage. 1981 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper screenprint, printed in colour inks, from multiple stencils Support: medium-weight smooth white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: 3/6
Edition: edition of 6

Edition Notes: Artists comment: Technique: serigraphy (artists' term for use of the silk-screen process). Silk is stretched tightly on a wooden frame and a stencil placed upon the mesh of the screen. I use artists' oil paint (commercial screenprint ink is also available if preferred) on the screen for colour, plus transparent base and utility medium, using a squeegee to take the paint across the screen, printing one colour at a time through the open area of the stencil. Separate stencils are prepared for each colour and printed seperately onto the paper. [Art & Australia, Vol. 19, no. 2. p.151, Summer 1981, p.151.]
Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Sue Buckley - 61'. Titled lower centre below printed image in black pencil, ' 'Gilded Cage' '. Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, '3/6'.
Dimensions: printed image 56.0 h x 40.0 w cm sheet 74.2 h x 54.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Jean Hanrahan, the artist's sister 1988
Accession No: NGA 88.1283
Image rights: This work appears on screen courtesy of Sue Buckley and her sister Jean Hanrahan
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from Jean Hanrahan (the artist’s sister), Sydney, 1988.