Chris Lawry | Featured Artist

Chris Lawry is a local printmaker from Belgrave.

She has been working and exhibiting as a printmaker for the last decade.

Her work has regularly been part of the Dandenong Ranges Open Studio also exhibiting in Melbourne, Adelaide, Cairns, Burnie, Swanhill and the USA.
Her prints are traditionally printed by hand on an etching press - between metal rollers or by rubbing the back of the printing paper over the hand carved block with a wooden spoon or burin.

The wooden spoon is necessary for large prints which do not fit the printing press or have a lot of very fine detail.

The blocks themselves can take anywhere from a day to several weeks to cut. The prints are made on archival Italian or Japanese paper which is purpose made for printing.

Road trip in Western Victoria - Dust

Road trip in Western Victoria - Dust

Pulling up the tram tracks

Pulling up the tram tracks

Detail of Notre Dame after the Fire 3

Detail of Notre Dame after the Fire 3

Road trip in Western Victoria - After Ro

Road trip in Western Victoria - After Ro

Detail of Notre Dame after the Fire 4

Detail of Notre Dame after the Fire 4