Artist: Patsy Forbes
Description: Djilpin Arts’ collection of Gapu limited edition prints commenced in 2007 with Basil Hall Editions. Gapu – Water – is the inspiration behind much of the work produced. The continuing collaboration between artists from Djilpin’s Ghunmarn Culture Centre and Basil Hall encourages new and emerging artists as well as established artists to experiment with a variety of print mediums. Etchings and Silk Screens make up Series I to VIII, with Series V also including Japanese Woodblock prints.
Size: 28×32.5cm (paper) / 20x20cm (image)
Artist Bio: Patsy was born in Central Arnhem Land. Her mother and grandmother showed her how to collect pandanus and bush color and taught her how to weave. Patsy has lived in Beswick for many years and produced a range of finely woven artefacts such as mats, baskets, dilly bags and Mukuy spirit figures, as well as designs for textiles and print.