LINO 2024 { 11 May - 21 Jul } Not Your Kitchen Lino LINO 2024 { 11 May - 21 Jul } The Captain's Catch A Moroccan Modernist Retrospective { 25 May - 7 Jul }

LINO 2024

Sat 11 May - Sun 21 July | Burrinja Gallery

Burrinja is delighted to present a dual exhibition of contemporary print-making practice with a focus on lino print applications.

The British painter and illustrator Claude Flight (1881-1955) is generally credited with popularising the colour lino print beginning in the late 1910s. Flight wasn’t the first artist to use a linoleum block to carve a relief print, but he made it his mission to bring the medium to the attention of fine artists and collectors.

As the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA, New York) notes on its website, Flight saw in it ‘the potential for a truly democratic art form’. Similar to woodblock printing, it involves creating a type of relief made from linoleum (from the Latin linum ‘flax’ and oleum  ‘oil’). Traditionally used as a floor covering made from linseed oil and cork, it has proved to be a popular medium due to its simplicity and accessibility.

Despite linocut being a relatively new art form, it is applied in innovative and contemporary ways in the 21st century as this exhibition demonstrates. Works on display range from typical two-dimensional framed prints, in traditional black and coloured inks, to three-dimensional free-standing figurative and other imaginative applications, and of course books. These superbly express the many possibilities lino printing offers, with artists expressing personal themes and depicting beloved locations near them.

Galleries 01 & 02

Not Your Kitchen Lino

Burrinja Gallery presents a showcase of contemporary print-making with a special focus on lino print applications.

Featured are limited edition prints, artists books, scrolls and sculptures. The artists are:

Chris Lawry (Dandenong Ranges) • David Frazer (Goldfields) • Elizabeth Banfield (Dandenong Ranges) • Gwen Scott (Mornington Peninsula) • Jan Liesfield (Yarra Valley) • Karen Neal (Metropolitan) • Kat Parker (Goulburn region) • Kylie Watson (Dandenong Ranges) • Bronwyn Rees (Metropolitan) • Carolyn Vickers (Goldfields) • Peter Ward (Bellarine) • Rona Green (Dandenong Ranges)

Gallery 03

The Captain’s Catch | Rew Hanks

In a recent series of deeply researched, complex and highly detailed compositions, renowned Sydney-based printmaker and teacher Rew Hanks delivers an engaging satirical take on colonial characters such as Captain James Cook, botanist Joseph Banks, explorer Major Thomas Mitchell, French emperor Napoleon and his wife Josephine.

banner image credits: Rona Green, "Lucky LeVon", 2022 • Rew Hanks, "Fish between the flags", 2023 • Abdesslam Sakini, acrylic on canvas, circa 2022