Exhibition January 2018

Inka Gallery, Salamanca Place, Hobart

  • 24 December 2017
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Carlton Cox
ewsletter December 2017

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My new linocuts are on show from 5th January to 24th January 2018 at Inka Gallery,
16/77 Salamanca Place, Hobart. www.inkagallery.org.au
Opening event Friday 5th January 5:30pm to 7:00pm

My new linocuts can also be viewed at http://www.carltoncox.com/Gallery


New linocuts for January exhibition
Between August and December I’ve been busy creating an entirely new collection of linocuts for my January exhibition. Some of my new work includes the theme of pairs, as well as favourite Tasmanian buildings and landmarks.

It always takes much longer than I anticipate to produce a new linocut in a limited edition. Each colour is generally a separate hand-carved block, producing a separate layer of slow drying ink. As well as multiple blocks I have also used the techniques of 'Reduction' and 'Caustic etch'.

The reduction process is where I press one colour from a carved block, then cut away more of the block and press another colour. This requires much focus and if I cut too much the block and the linocut edition is ruined.
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 skies. It’s a technique that is a little difficult to control. I’m grateful for coaching from Steve Edwards
(English printmaker).








https://gallery.mailchimp.com/cd7ec46a4061fba76465933e5/images/793af4ed-8786-4d2a-80cb-4bc79458d1d7.jpgImages: Cornelian Bay Office, Staffordshire spaniels, Christopher Wren and Gilbert & Gordon.

Upcoming exhibitions
I’m excited to announce another exhibition, which will open 2nd March 2018 at Blenheim Gallery Longford. This exhibition will continue until the 30th of March.
More details closer to the time at: https://www.blenheimgalleryandgarden.com.au/

CARDS - Carlton’s cards are now available at Inka Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart, and in Longford from the newsagency, Brickendon Estate and Wagtails Workshop.


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