Streeton Prints - The unseen 'honeymoon' etchings
Exhibition ends April 30
Since March 4, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop (QG&W) have been hosting an exhibition of previously unpublished ‘honeymoon’ etchings by Sir Arthur Streeton. The complete set of 11 etched copper and zinc plates, the initial proofs, one full set of the editioned prints and a few loaned ‘honeymoon’ works from the Streeton family members forms the Streeton Prints exhibition.
The exhibition was officially opened by Marguerite Brown, Manager Print Council of Australia.
“Call it a quirk of fate, but there is an unexpected poetry to the fact that these images of foreign locales make their debut exhibition in the place where Streeton spent his early childhood, Queenscliff, some 150 years later. Many questions remain unanswered about these etchings and there is much they will continue to reveal. Such treasures are rarely unearthed and elucidate an otherwise unknown moment in Streeton’s career – a stop made upon his journey from the romantic young artist dreaming through the hills of Eaglemont and Box Hill, to the celebrated icon he was to become. “
– Marguerite Brown MA ArtCur, Manager Print Council Australia
Streeton Prints aims to demonstrate the legacy of an artist such as Sir Arthur Streeton. Nine resident artists will work in the gallery to show their influence, while others create contemporary works especially for the exhibition.
The exhibition will be made possible with the support and collaboration of the Streeton family members and QG&W represented artists (by residency): Joel Wolter, Philip Davey, Emmy Mavroidis, Adam Nudelman, Amanda Firenze, Michelle Joy Caithness, Soula Mantalvanos, Andrew Weatherill and James Pasakos