Christine Druitt Preston

Olley Land – Take a place at the table, 3/5, 2019. (Unframed)


Lino block print on Wenzhou paper. Edition of 5. (2 A/P) Edition Printer: Brenda Tye.

Image size: 47x115cm.  Unframed.

(Note: Work is rolled in cyclinder for transport)

My lino block print, ‘Olley Land – Take a place at the table’, is informed by a drawing of the Tweed Regional Gallery Margaret Olley home studio re-creation. Unlike the ordered compositions of Olley’s paintings this artwork responds to the unedited, multi-layered, and visually fascinating central room of her Duxford Street, Paddington home. The famous dining table, with its willow pattern ware and Kama Sutra placemats, was the repository of innumerable objects – the ultimate still life.
Made at my dining room table, this work acknowledges Margaret Olley’s practice and the lineage of women artists whose artworks respond to the domestic interiors that also served as their studios.
~ Christine Druitt Preston 2022.


Christine Druitt Preston’s prints are held in Australian and International Public Collections including:

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW.
Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Centre Collection, NSW.
Bathurst Regional Gallery, NSW.
The State University of New York, NY, USA.
Alfred University, NY, USA.

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