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.