4 plate Solar print on Hahnemuhle paper. Editioned Brenda Tye. Edition of 7.
(Note: Work is rolled in cyclinder for transport)
‘The subject of these artworks is the garden of friends in Rosebank on the far north coast of NSW, who unselfishly have allowed me to make it mine in a small concertina sketchbook. The drawing was begun in the summer of 2015 during my annual pilgrimage and over the next four years pages were completed, documenting the effect of the weather and seasons; planting and pruning. The artist book was completed in November 2019, days before being evacuated because of approaching fires. It is currently being exhibited as part of the 2020 Jacaranda Drawing Prize touring exhibition. The solar print ‘The garden calls – Emerson Road’ translates a of section of this book. Drawing lies at the heart of my practice’. ~ 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.