I am a South Australian visual artist working with a range of traditional and digital processes including printmaking, encaustic and oil painting, pokerwork on wooden panels, artist books, on-glaze porcelain, and small scale bronze casting. In my current work I incorporate a cast of creatures and plants, which have become part of my visual language, to create various scenarios. The upside-down nature of some images reflects the upside-down nature of life. My characters live in a world where nothing is certain.
I teach part-time at Adelaide College of the Arts. In 1998 I published ‘Printmaking with Photopolymer Plates’ and I run workshops in printmaking and artist books in Australia and overseas. As the SA contact person for Enjay presses I have an s24 etching presses with a bed size of 62 x 130cm on display.
My exhibition ‘Keeper of Imagined Landscapes and Sweet Monsters’ opened on Wednesday March 27, at Brenda May Gallery, and is on until April 13. The gallery is at 2 Danks Street, Waterloo, and the website is www.brendamaygallery.com.au for information about the exhibition.
An exhibition called ‘Chances and Changes’ with works by Susan Baran and myself opens on April 18, at 6pm at Hand Held Gallery in the Paramount Building in Bourke Street, Melbourne. The exhibition continues until May 11.
Workshop schedule at Dianne Longley’s Print Studio for 2013: download Print Studio Workshops 2013 leaflet.
Next workshop in 2013 is:
INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOPOLYMER LETTERPRESS – 1 Day
Saturday May 11, 2013
This workshop is booked out.
INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE BOOKBINDING – 1 DAY
Tuesday May 28, still has some spaces.
Due to my move interstate in mid 2014 some studio items (UV exposure unit, Large Format Epson 7600) will be available for sale. Contact if interested.
Please enjoy some random images showing a range of my works (some are details)