Project Description

Confined to a very small geographic radius by a chronic pain issue, my surrounding community became a vital hold on life. I felt I had to document this phase, not only for heritage sake but also to make reference to the path I was able to walk during this difficult time. Over the past 6.5 years my community has played a crucial role in my coping with a chronic pain issue. Gertrude Street is not only a local strip for me, it has been my connection to the world.

With huge thanks to master printer Andrew Gunnell for helping me produce the work.

There is no way I would have managed this dream without Andrew’s great help and experience. I am grateful that Andrew prepared the eight copperplates, supplied them with ground all set for me to draw on and then continued to etch the plates, edition the prints and even bind my books.

Plate size: 23 x 60cm
Paper size: 55 x 75cm
Paper: Hahnemühle
Editions of 10 are available as:

  • full sets (8 prints / North and South sides of Gertrude Street),
  • individual prints, and
  • artist’s books (North / South sides of Gertrude Street sold separately)

Purchase online or at Queenscliff Gallery

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