An image of Landmark

Hertha Kluge-Pott

(Australia 16 Dec 1934 – )


Not on display
Further information

Hertha Kluge-Pott was born in Berlin, Germany and arrived in Australia in 1958 after studying at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste and Braunschweig (Berlin Academy of Art) 1953-58. She studied printmaking at RMIT, Melbourne 1960-63. Her work was included in the Gallery's important early touring exhibition 'Australian print survey' in 1963. She has taught printmaking in Melbourne since 1967, principally at RMIT. In 1981 her work began to be influenced by the landscape and flora of the coast near Cape Bridgewater, in south west Victoria, a theme that has continued to underline her current work. 'Landmark' was etched onto a copper plate that had been used previously by the artist, and printed at her studio in Melbourne.

"I am looking at the land intensely, but I am not interested in making the conventional picture-stage. I am trying to convey the feeling of turbulent upside-down-downside-up in an inside-out and outside-in place. The initial work is exciting and relatively easy, but the follow up layering and defining with drypoint tools remains a long-lasting challenge - some plates have taken up to one year to 'complete'". (Sasha Grishin, 'Australian printmaking in the 1990s', Sydney: Craftsman House, 1997 pg. 152)

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'Australian prints from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, 1998

engraving, drypoint on copper, black ink on white BFK Rives paper
44.7 x 49.8 cm platemark; 60.1 x 65.8 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Hertha Kluge-Pott 1994".

Purchased 1997
Accession number
© Hertha Kluge-Pott