CRESSIDA CAMPBELL (1960 - )
Limited Edition Silkscreen on 250gsm Velin Arches Paper
Printed by Marnling Press, Sydney
Title: Seeds (1995)
Hand Signed: Lower Right in Pencil by Artist
Edition: AP (Artist Proof) Was an Edition of 50
Image Size: 37cm x 51cm
Sheet Size: 56cm x 76cm (Deckled Edges)
Condition: Excellent - New (Never Before Framed)
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Cressida Campbell developed an interest in woodblock printing when she studied in 1980 at the Yoshida Hanga Academy in Tokyo. The unique design of her artworks; by starting off with drawing the design on a sheet of plywood forms the basis of the artwork. "If the drawing is wrong, then everything goes wrong".
Her success as an artist by the percentage of her work sold proves that she is one of Australia's most successful artists. Her exhibitions are sold out prior to the opening night, further highlighting the popularity of the artwork.
From the very beginning of her career Campbell knew she would never fit into the fashionable circles of the avant-garde. After finishing high school she attended Sydney College of the Arts for only three days before realising that the abiding emphasis on conceptual art would take her nowhere fast. She went on to study at the National Art School - more modestly known as East Sydney Technical College in those days. It was there she hit upon her unique print-making technique, but would shelve the idea for a few years while she exhibited paintings at Clive Evatt's Hogarth Gallery.
She exhibited in London in 2001 (when Germaine Greer introduced her at the opening) and 2003. As of 2006, her technique centres on painting her woodblocks in preparation for hand-printing with them. She is described as following in the footsteps of Margaret Preston and Thea Proctor.
Her work is held in the following Collections: Art Gallery of New South Wales, the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.