Monday, April 14, 2008

Australia Pacific Print & Printmaking Database

What a wonderful discovery.
I have spent days and hours in the State Library, at the women's art registry and on the web, looking for a lino cut created by Ailsa O'Connor in 1954.

I was about to give up when I stumbled on this site.

The information on the site says it all!

Prints and printmaking Australia Asia Pacific provides a gateway for information on printed images from Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

The focus of the site is prints and printmaking by artists from Australia, Aboriginal Australia, the Torres Strait Islands, Papua New Guinea, Maori and Pakeha Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific region including , New Caledonia, Nuie, Samoa, Kiribati, and the Solomon Islands. The site also includes references to prints and printmaking in China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Based on the Australian print collection at the National Gallery of Australia there is free online access to over 22,000 images. The databases can be searched by artist, subject or print techniques such as etching, woodcut, wood-engraving, linocut, lithograph, screenprint, monotype and other print related processes such as posters and artists books. Index to online information on printmakers, print workshops, print publishers, print galleries and public and private collections.

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