Carlton Cox newsletter January 2019

An Umbrian Summer exhibition

  • 9 January 2019
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Carlton Cox
newsletter January 2019

'An Umbrian Summer' is an exhibition of my new linocuts inspired by Italy. 

On show from 25th January to 13h February 2019 at
Inka Gallery, 16/77 Salamanca Place, Hobart.         

Opening event Friday 25th January 5:30pm to 7:00pm       Open 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday


New linocuts for January exhibition

The past year has been very productive with a strong focus on improving my studio space and producing a new body of work for my up-coming exhibition. My new linocuts are all influenced by a recent cycling adventure in Italy.

My new work incorporates multiple colour blocks, reduction techniques and caustic etch. Each image has been produced in a limited edition of 20 linocuts. Each colour is printed individually in a layering process that takes several weeks for each image. In order to produce this body of 14 editioned images I've hand carved about 50 blocks as negatives and repeated the process of hand inking and pressing at least 1,500 times.

The reduction process is where I press one colour from a carved block, then cut away more of the block and press another colour.


Caustic etch is a process where the block is partly dissolved by using a caustic solution, producing variable depth and soft lines. I’ve used this technique in some of the backgrounds and sky.            


Images: New studio space and 'Collinetta sentiero dei pini'



Images: Piazza del Comune Assisi, Montefalco vineyard, Arrivederci & Morning in Spello.


My new linocuts can also be viewed at

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