Christine Druitt Preston

Olley Land – Take a seat at the table, 4/5, 2019


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

Unframed Image size: 47x115cm.

Framed Size: 72x138cm. This work is Framed (Black).

My lino block print, ‘Olley Land – Take a seat 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./n/nMade 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, 2019.

This work was exhibited as a finalist in the 2020 Sunshine Coast Art Prize and received the 2020 Sunshine Coast Art Award People’s Choice Art Prize .

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Dimensions 138 × 72 cm
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©Christine Druitt Preston – All rights reserved. (Image Photographer: Document Photography.) Courtesy Artsite Contemporary, Australia