Kim Barter 'bob'

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Bob Brown, the former leader of the Greens, is a formidable figure in Australia’s political history. Not only one of the first Greens members to be elected to the Senate, he was instrumental in Australia’s then burgeoning conservation movement. He was also the first openly gay member of Australian Parliament representing a state, Tasmania, where homosexuality was still criminalised. Rightfully, Brown was declared a National Living Treasure in 1998.

This ode to Brown, affectionately titled bob, was created by Victorian artist Kim Barter. Interested in visual language, Barter uses gesture, line and colour to communicate without words. She is inspired by childhood drawings, pursuing the same sense of intuition and play in her own work. For collectors of portraits, women artists or those interested in Australian history, bob is a wonderful find.

This print is a part of ‘Footprints’, a suite containing the work of 16 Australian artists. Coinciding with the international printmaking conference 'IMPACT 7 2011: Intersections & Counterpoints’, these prints reflect on the themes of sustainability, reconstitution and recycling. Inspired by their communities in Central Victoria, the artists responded to the shared passion for preservation and celebration of place through sustainable living.

 

Kim BARTER
'bob' 2011
lithograph on paper
Edition of 25
Image Size: 20 x 12 cm
Dimensions: 28 x 22 cm
Signed: Numbered, titled, initialled 'kb', and dated in lower margin.
Comes with Letter of Provenance

EXHIBITIONS:
Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, September 2011. Curated to coincide with IMPACT 7: Intersections and Counterpoints, Monash University, September 2011.

Condition: Excellent

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