Australian Print Workshop awarded the 2008 Australian Print Workshop Collie Print Trust Printmaking Fellowship to Emily Floyd.
While Emily Floyd’s art practice had focused predominately on sculpture and installation-based work, the Australian Print Workshop Collie Print Trust Printmaking Fellowship provided her with the opportunity and encouragement to work on her first major print-based work.
In a highly successful collaboration with APW Printers Martin King and Simon White, Emily’s Fellowship project titled ‘It’s Time’ resulted in the production of an extraordinary suite of nine limited edition prints that employed intaglio, relief and lithographic print techniques. These print-based works continued Emily’s interest in creating works that playfully map out books, films and ideas to form alternative cultural landscapes.
Employing the vernacular of the 1970s printmaking genre of the political poster, Emily constructed a suite of highly crafted graphic works that explored the contributions made by Australian intellectuals to the rights movements of the era.
It’s Time includes text from Gough Whitlam's historic 1972 speech, Bill Mollison and David Holmgren's 1978 environmental treatise Permaculture One, Elizabeth Riley's 1975 novel All that False Instruction, David Gulpilil's performance in the 1975 film Storm Boy and Germaine Greer's 1970 polemic The Female Eunuch.
Australian Print Workshop thanks Emily for her commitment, enthusiasm and willingness to experiment in a medium that was unfamiliar territory - key ingredients that ensured Emily’s Fellowship project was an overwhelming success and resulted in a fabulous suite of limited edition prints.
Director: Australian Print Workshop
(Excerpt from: Emily Floyd – 2008 Australian Print Workshop Collie Print Trust Printmaking Fellowship exhibition catalogue)
A selection of original limited edition fine art prints by Australian Print Workshop Collie Print Trust Printmaking Fellowship recipients, produced in collaboration with Australian Print Workshop, are available for purchase from the APW Gallery and online through the APW Printstore.
Emily Floyd is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne and Sydney.