City pattern B

Kinlyside, Sheree
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City pattern B
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linocut print on paper
24.1 x 19.4 cm (image); 33.8 x 25.1 (sheet)
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City pattern B was inspired by an extreme weather event that flooded Townsville in January and February 2019, at a time when the artist was experimenting with more combinations of colour. Inspired by the abstractions and optical effects of 1960s and ‘70s Australian artists including Normana Wight and Lesley Dumbrell, Kinlyside renders a flooded central Townsville in yellow and orange, representing houses’ rooftops, surrounded by pale blue laneways of floodwater.

Sheree Kinlyside is an artist based in Townsville, Central Queensland. She is the director of Red Rag Press, a Townsville letterpress, etching and bookmaking studio founded in 2006. From the late 1990s, Kinlyside was an editioner for Lyrebird Press and then Monsoon Publishing, working with designs by Ron McBurnie, Ann Thompson, June Tupicoff, and Euan McLeod. Her first solo exhibition was at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery in 1996, and her work has been included several group exhibitions, art prizes and collaborative folios. In 2015 she was artist in residence at Cork Printmakers, Ireland. Her works are held by National Gallery of Australia; Art Gallery of New South Wales; the State Libraries of Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria; Townsville City Council; James Cook University; Kansas City Library, USA; University of Otago, New Zealand; and in Australian and international private collections. MRC Art Collection currently holds four works by Sheree Kinlyside, acquired through purchase and her participation in Artspace Mackay’s Libris Awards for artist books.

Artspace Mackay 2021
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Mackay Regional Council Art Collection, gift of the artist 2021.
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