Winter Posy

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In Winter Posy, Kate Hudson blends a cheerful bouquet of blooms together in warm citrus shades of orange and yellow. This vibrant acknowledgment of nature’s ability to flourish and inspire, regardless of seasonal change, is displayed in a rectangular shaped vase featuring a black and white Art Deco style design. The balance and harmony of Hudson’s compositions, together with her use of colour accents, form the basis of her highly decorative and patterned prints. The result, when combined with a distinctive geometric motif, is the creation of a traditional floral still life with a contemporary twist.

Kate Hudson is a Melbourne based printmaker who trained in textile design at London’s Central School of Art & Design prior to immigrating to Australia in 1990. Focussing on pattern, design and colour, Hudson specialises in multi coloured linocut reduction prints taking inspiration for her work from the Arts & Crafts Movement, Japanese woodblocks and printmakers such as Margaret Preston (1875-1963). Hudson’s commercial collaborations with Catherine Manuell and Earth Greetings feature some of her most recognisable designs on a range of fashion accessories and greetings cards.

Since 2003 Hudson has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions around Victoria. Her artwork is held in a number of public, corporate and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Australian Print Workshop, Geelong Gallery, Austin Hospital, Australian Unity, Crown Casino and several local councils.

Winter Posy © Kate Hudson

Red Brick Bridge Over Darebin Creek

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The colour screen print Red Brick Bridge Over Darebin Creek depicts a charming view of the City of Darebin from the mid-twentieth century. With rolling hills and vegetation, it stands as a remarkably rural vista compared to the suburbia and light industrial setting of today. Created from 15 stencils, it is from an edition of 38.

Alan Sumner MBE (1911-1994) was born in Northcote, and was a significant Australian painter, printmaker, teacher and stained glass designer. After studying at the National Gallery of Victoria Art School, RMIT and the George Bell School in the early 1930s, he travelled to Europe and the UK, furthering his training at the Grand Chaumière and the Courtauld Institute. On his return to Melbourne, he took up an apprenticeship as a stained glass designer with Brooks, Robinson & Co, before becoming a designer for E.L. Yencken & Co. Sumner taught painting at the National Gallery of Victoria Art School from 1947 to 1950 and spent nine years as Head of the School from 1953 onward. He had a studio in Wellington Street, Collingwood, and completed around 100 stained glass window commissions for buildings including the Church of the Epiphany, Northcote, and St Gabriel’s, Reservoir. Sumner produced a large range of colour, multiple stencil screenprints on paper, of which many are held in major public collections around the country.


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Tama TK Favell's Rarohenga is a lino print that honours their transgender father Mase, who was a dearly loved elder in the Darebin trans/queer community. Rarohenga was one of the winning works of the 2013 Darebin Art Prize and subsequently acquired into the collection. Favell received the 2012 Print Council of Australia Commission and exhibited at the 2013 Melbourne Now exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria.