The Print Room

Australian Printmaking from the Toowoomba City Collection 1960-1979
Saturday, 15 December, 2018 to Sunday, 10 March, 2019

George BALDESSIN / Final banquet for no eating III (final version) 1972 / etching and aquatint with colour stencils / 47 x 101cm / Toowoomba City Collection 368

Departing from its pre-war status as craft or an illustration for a book, printmaking in the 1960s and 70s became an important platform for communicating visual information to a mass audience and was for the first time placed alongside painting and sculpture as a main form of artistic expression. Displaying prints from prominent artists from this time such as Barbara Hanrahan, George Baldessin and John Olsen, this exhibition provides a glimpse of the artistic transformations that occurred throughout this pivotal era.