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Cutting Through Time—Cressida Campbell, Margaret Preston, and the Japanese Print

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GEELONG Margaret Preston, Fuchsia and balsam 1928, hand-coloured woodcut, Geelong Gallery, Purchased 1982, Copyright Margaret Preston Copyright Agency

Cutting Through Time—Cressida Campbell, Margaret Preston, and the Japanese Print

18 May 2024 – 28 Jul 2024

This exceptionally beautiful Geelong Gallery-curated exhibition will examine the influence of Japanese woodblock prints (Ukiyo-e) on the famed contemporary Australian painter and printmaker, Cressida Campbell (born 1960), and on the groundbreaking modernist painter and printmaker, Margaret Preston (1875–1963).

This will be the first significant exhibition in Victoria for more than a decade focused on Margaret Preston, one of Australia’s most beloved modernist printmakers, and one that will celebrate the remarkable contemporary artist, Cressida Campbell. The exhibition presents their work in the context of their love of, and the influence on their work of, the serene aesthetics and sophistication of historical Japanese Ukiyo-e woodcut prints.

Cutting Through Time—Cressida Campbell, Margaret Preston, and the Japanese Print, takes its lead from Geelong Gallery’s significant print holdings, chiefly Margaret Preston’s dazzlingly beautiful hand-coloured woodcut Fuchsia and balsam 1928 (purchased in 1982), and a suite of prized Japanese Ukiyo-e prints from the late 18th to mid-19th centuries (in the Gallery’s collection since the 1950s).

This exclusive Geelong Gallery exhibition will present Campbell’s and Preston’s diverse approaches to painted woodblock and printmaking, and adoption of Japanese Ukiyo-e compositional approaches, as part of their wider interest in and respect for diverse cultures. Works will be drawn from the significant holdings of Preston’s works in the National Gallery of Australia and Art Gallery of New South Wales, as well as many private collectors of Campbell’s highly sought-after prints and painted woodblocks.  

To support the flow of visitation during your visit, tickets are timed entry, please enter at your chosen session time.

Flexible entry tickets (Single day) $30.00 are available for all day visitation, please scroll to the end of the session time list to book.

Cost:
Adult $20
Concession $15
Child $9
Members $12.50
Family (2 adults and 2 children) $50
Group (over 10) $17.50

A Geelong Gallery exhibition

Image: Margaret Preston, Fuchsia and balsam 1928, hand-coloured woodcut, Geelong Gallery, Purchased 1982, © Margaret Preston/Copyright Agency.

Gallery Details

Geelong Gallery
55 Little Malop Street
Geelong VIC 3220
T: 03 5229 3645
E: 
info@geelonggallery.org.au
W: geelonggallery.org.au

Opening Hours
Open daily: 10am - 5pm
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday. 

Entry is free but admission fees may apply for some exhibitions.

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The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.