5 March - 19 April 2009
An uncompromising and accomplished artist, Cressida Campbell has established a reputation as Australia's pre-eminent exponent of the painted and printed woodblock. Drawing on the tradition of Japanese art (she studied at Tokyo's Yoshida Hanga Academy) and inspired by her domestic and urban surrounds of Sydney, Campbell's unique prints and paintings of still lifes, interiors and landscapes capture enduring moments of stillness, silence and quiet. Her art possesses an aesthetic dimension in which the commonplace is transformed into images of exquisite beauty.
Embracing over two decades of Campbell's artistic practice, Timeless: The Art of Cressida Campbell highlights the singular skill and vision of this remarkable artist. The exhibition is a celebration of harmony and colour, and of the artist's preoccupation with a medium and genre that have become the hallmarks of her flourishing career as a printmaker and painter.
Presented by S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Timeless: The Art of Cressida Campbell | Middle Years (PDF - 2 MB)
Timeless: The Art of Cressida Campbell | Senior Years (PDF - 2 MB)
Download list of Cressida Campbell postcards available for purchase (PDF - 290 kB)
Read the speech given by the Queensland Governor at the opening of this exhibition.