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  • Title: Weedy Sea
  • Artist: Jacqueline Gribbin
  • Region: Darwin
  • Art Centre: Independent Artist
  • Medium: Relief, etching
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  • Dimensions: 25 x 20
  • Edition Size: 12
  • Price ($AUD): $ 280

Artwork Story

Darwin Printmaker Jacqueline Gribbin has revived a collection of old and forgotten relief blocks created from scientific drawings by Gilbert Percy Whitley (Ichthyologist and Curator of Fishes, Australian Museum, 1922-1964). The blocks served as a means to print illustrations for Whitley’s many published papers, journals and books.


Through a series of prints, which incorporate the blocks, Gribbin has connected with Whitley’s cheeky humour, passion for all things fishy and his prodigious scientific output. The prints are a melding of Gribbin’s created marine environments with Whitley’s scientific work.


Relief printing blocks courtesy of the Australian Museum.

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