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Charles Blackman - Graphics Exhibition

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    An insight into Charles Blackman graphic practice with thanks to his eldest son, Auguste Blackman. These photos were taken after Auguste had finished training at the George Baldessin Studio in 1976. He describes the experiences working on the family press with his father, Charles Blackman and Master Printer - Satish Sharma. "Many of the etchings were originally editioned in the late 70’s by the Blackman family company - Well House Press. The name of the press comes from an original convict - built well that was on the Blackman's property at 159 Paddington Street. The aquatint and acid...

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Christopher Rimmer - Towns of Sand & Ghosts - Sign of Life Exhibition

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  Photographer, Christopher Rimmer’s latest project entitled, Sign of Life, documents two abandoned diamond mining towns, Kolmanskop and Elizabeth Bay in south western Namibia; both towns are slowly being buried by the constantly shifting sands of the surrounding Namib Desert. The award winning photographer employs the town’s decaying buildings as a visual metaphor to explore the tragedy of lost significance and the ultimate futility of human endeavour. Kolmanskop and Elizabeth Bay were established as a result of the discovery of diamonds in southern Namibia at the beginning of the 20th Century when the country was a German colony known as...

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