Artspace to showcase A Life in Print

November 8, 2018 by  

Artwork reflecting a passion for travel that has lasted a lifetime is the focus of a retrospective exhibition set to open soon at the Whitehorse Artspace.

The ‘A Life in Print’ exhibition, presented by guest curator Rodney James, will showcase the works of artist Ian Gardiner. According to Raylene Carr, a Whitehorse councillor, there will be a variety of works on display including monoprints, linocuts, woodcuts, colourful etchings and woodblock prints.

Councillor Carr said Melbourne-based Gardiner’s work was internationally recognised adding:

“He passed away in 2008 and a Life In Print is drawn primarily from a generous donation to the Whitehorse Art Collection from the artist’s estate in 2015. We are very lucky to have such a fabulous body of work for present and future generations to enjoy.”

She said gallery visitors from throughout the City of Whitehorse including Box Hill South will behold stunning landscapes alongside powerful, abstract and bold interpretations based on the human body. Exhibitions such as this may use printing services to create souvenirs of artists’ work.

Gardiner’s artworks strongly reflect the countries of Japan, Italy and America while later works bring to prominence Victorian landscapes. Prints of the artist’s work are held in a number of collections around the world including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Nantenshi Gallery in Japan, the Museum of Modern Art in New York as well as numerous Australian galleries.

The free ‘Life in Print’ exhibition will run from November 9 to December 22.