Acquisition of ‘Industrial Idyll’ suite.

The State Library Victoria has acquired my ‘Industrial Idyll’ suite of 4 artists’ books. The books originated with my fascination with the industrial foreshore at Corio, Geelong & expanded to encompass industrial ports in general after a trip to Newcastle.

Author: Peter Ward

I have had over 40 years of experience as a professional artist in Australia and Italy working in the media of serigraphy, painting, collage, ceramic and relief printmaking. From 2012 I have concentrated entirely on linocut. I feel that linocut, whilst a simple and direct printmaking technique, offers endless aesthetic possibilities. It has a robust physicality and despite the considered nature of printmaking the results for me appear spontaneous and immediate.

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