An image of Bondi

Cressida Campbell

(Australia 08 Jul 1960 – )

Bondi

Location
Not on display
Further information

Cressida Campbell studied traditional Japanese printmaking at the Yoshida Hanga Academy in Tokyo, in 1985. Shortly after her return to Australia she began making colour woodcut prints utilizing some of the techniques she learned in Japan. However, unlike the Japanese method, whereby each colour is printed from a different block, Campbell uses only one block, with the colours hand-painted in watercolour on the block, which is then dampened and run through the press once.

This print depicts the expanse of Sydney’s Bondi Beach, looking towards the northern end which appears in reverse (due to the reversal of the image when the block is printed)

Year
1987
Media
Print
Medium
colour woodblock printed on cream wove paper
Dimensions
86.0 x 23.5 cm blockmark
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Cressida Campbell ‘87".

Credit
Gift of Fraser Hopkins 2005
Accession number
308.2005
Copyright
© Cressida Campbell. Licensed by Copyright Agency