Cressida Campbell 'Graveyard, Penang'

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Cressida Campbell is among Australia’s most sought after artists. Her popularity lies not only with her aesthetic, which is breathtaking in itself, but her philosophy for life. The fruit of time and labour intensive processes, Campbell’s work is the embodiment of patience. It works not against but with time, paying dues to the transience and nobility of everyday life, and the private universes we inhabit.

‘Graveyard, Penang’ is a unique woodblock on paper, exemplary of Campbell’s talent. A tapestry of observed patterns, she thatches a graveyard in Penang, Malaysia, overhung by a canopy of Rubber Trees. There are notes of nostalgia, grace, mortality and the gothic in the tropics. Malaysia holds a special place for Campbell – it where she visited as a young artist and discovered collecting ceramics, a passion she retains to this day.

A master in her field, Campbell is represented across national and international collections, including at the National Gallery of Victoria and British Museum. She is a multi-award winner and the subject of major retrospectives at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and National Gallery of Australia. Her work is a quiet revelation, born in the belief “Art is the best way to restore one’s spirits”.

For collectors of contemporary art, important Australian art or those with a tie to overseas home, ‘Graveyard, Penang’ is life-affirming.

Cressida CAMPBELL (1960 - )
'Graveyard, Penang' 1990 (Framed)
unique woodblock on paper 
Image Size: 53 x 52 cm
Framed Dimensions: Available upon request 
Signed: Titled, signed 'Cressida Campbell' and dated in lower margin
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Exhibited: Cressida Campbell: Woodblock Prints and Woodblocks 1990-1991, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney, 9 April - 4 May 1991, cat.8.
References: Crayford, P. (ed.), The Woodblock Painting of Cressida Campbell, Public Pictures, Sydney, 2008, p. 343, cat. P9005

This work is framed. Please reach out for framed images. 
Condition: Excellent
(c) Cressida Campbell / Copyright Agency