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In conversation with Sasha Grishin and Rhonda Davis

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Join us for a conversation between Sasha Grishin and Rhonda Davis discussing the remarkable career of artist Roslyn Kean. Commencing her practice in the 1970s with a love of design and calligraphy, she developed techniques as a screen printer, but it was after 1985 that her expertise in the Japanese Mokuhanga technique led to her to primarily work in the traditional woodblock method. Kean's exhibition Along the Way highlights the consistency of her unique style. It offers insight into the excellence of her technical skill, her sensitivity to the quality of paper and her pleasure in creating multi-layered prints with allusions to culture, to place, to light and to space.

About the Speakers

Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA, is the author of more than 30 books on art, including Australian Art: A History, and has served as the art critic for The Canberra Times for forty-five years. He is an Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University, Canberra; Guest Curator at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; and Australian Government, Department of Communications and the Arts Cultural Gifts Program approved valuer.

Rhonda Davis is senior curator at the Macquarie University Art Gallery. She has curated numerous exhibitions and was co-curator project manager for the exhibition Affinities: 7 Museums, 50 Object which won a Museums Australia Award in 2014. She was one of the co-editors for the recently published book Macquarie University Art Collection 50 Highlights. Rhonda has written extensively with a focus on Australian modernism and is currently a PhD candidate researching the social history of Central Street Gallery.

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