Ink & Stone

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"Ink & Stone" is a collaborative exhibition featuring the work of Portland print maker Andrew Govanstone and Geelong sculptor Steve Singline.

"An opportunity to explore my long-held fascination for printmaking emerged in 2003 when Dr Carmel Wallace established the portland bay press, a public access print workshop. Since that time I have worked with the solar plate medium, and developed a series of prints featuring botanica, natural forms and appropriated nudes from the 1920s. In 2003 I became a foundation member of the portland bay press and was convenor for 3 years." - Andrew Govanstone.

"As a sculptor, I aim to create pieces that people have an intrinsic personal connection to. Each piece in this exhibition has its own story to tell and the themes I have explored across the body of work include family, personal growth and a connection to the environment. All the work is carved from Talc (commonly referred to as Soapstone) that has originated in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. Talc is a beautiful soft medium to work with and there is a natural colour variation across the stone including various tones of whites, greens and browns. All the work is carved, shaped, polished and oiled by hand." - Steve Singline

Andrew Govanstone - After The Brontes

Monotype & Ink

Andrew Govanstone - Angels Trumpet

Solar Plate

Andrew Govanstone - Asiatic Lily

Monotype

Andrew Govanstone - Creative Play

Monotype & relief print

Andrew Govanstone - Handsome

Monotype

Andrew Govanstone - FJ Holden

Lino Cut

Andrew Govanstone - MG TC

Lino cut

Andrew Govanstone - Morris Minor

Lino Cut

Andrew Govanstone - VW Beetle

Lino Cut

Andrew Govanstone - Hercules

Monotype print

Andrew Govanstone - Kathy's Trivet

Relief Print

Andrew Govanstone - Pagoda

Drypoint

Andrew Govanstone - Passiflora edulis

Solar Plate

Andrew Govanstone - Proud Parents

Solar Plate

Andrew Govanstone - Tea House

Andrew Govanstone - Stamped Out - Rabbit Bandicoot

Single Solar Plate

Andrew Govanstone - Stamped Out - Tasmanian Tiger

Single Solar Plate

Andrew Govanstone - Stamped Out - Banded Anteater

Single Solar Plate

Andrew Govanstone - Stamped Out - Tiger Cat

Single Solar Plate

Andrew Govanstone - Wildflower 1

Dry Point

Steve Singline - Adam

Talc

Steve Singline - Family

Talc

Steve Singline - Mother & Child

Talc

Steve Singline - Origin

Talc

Steve Singline - Perfect Day

Talc