An image of Possibilities

Patsy Payne

(Australia 01 Feb 1955 – )

Possibilities, from the suite Thinking about leaving

Not on display
Further information

This lithograph is from a group of nine made by the artist, in collaboration with Master Printer, Fred Genis, in 1992. In her catalogue essay for their exhibition in June that year at aGOG (Australian girls own gallery) in Canberra, Mirabel Fitzgerald describes them as ' ...a figurative representation of the psyche', with the dreamlike images suggesting confinement, oppression and a desire to escape. The image contains the figure of a female, exposed and vulnerable, contained within an oppressive architecture. As a print, it is a sophisticated and refined expression of the lithographer's art.

The print was made while the artist was living in Melbourne; Fred Genis (then based at Kenthurst, New South Wales) would send her transfer paper, which Payne would draw upon in her studio, before returning it to him. She visited Genis' studio twice for proofing, after which an edition of six impressions were made of each print in the series.

Place of origin
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
transfer lithograph printed in black ink on white Velin Arches paper
65.4 x 50.1 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Patsy Payne 92".

Gift of the artist 2015
Accession number
© Patsy Payne