Christine Druitt Preston

Take a place at the table, 5/5, 2019. (Unframed)


Lino block print on Wenzhou paper. Editioned Brenda Tye. Edition of 5. Awarded: Sunshine Coast Art Prize People’s Choice Award 2020. Exhibited Finalist: 2021 Inkmaster’s Print Award; 2020 Sunshine Coast Art Prize; 2020 Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize.

47×114.5 cm. Unframed

(Note: Work is rolled in cyclinder for transport)

‘My Lino block prints, ‘Olley Land – Yellow room’ and ‘Olley Land – Take a place at the table’, are informed by drawings of the Tweed Regional Gallery Margaret Olley home studio re-creation. Unlike the ordered compositions of Olley’s paintings these artworks respond to the multi-layered and visually fascinating rooms of her Duxford Street, Paddington home. The 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 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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