2010 Judy Watson – heron island suite – 29 May-4 July

Judy Watson

heron island suite of etchings (2009/2010)

exhibition 29 May – 4 July 2010

 

twenty colour etchings – 12 with screenprints
printed in editions of 30
on Hahnemühle paper 50.0 x 35.5 cm from zinc plates 24.5 x 19.5 cm
published by the artist and grahame galleries + editions

In February 2009 Judy Watson was appointed artist-in-residence at The University of Queensland’s Heron Island Research Station. Watson’s residency coincided with the official launch of the Research Station, rebuilt after being destroyed by a devastating fire in 2007.

heron island suite is the first major suite of etchings by the artist, Judy Watson. Of the twenty-one proofs exhibited at UQ Art Museum twenty were selected for the heron island suite. The artist has altered a number of plates by re-working and overlaying them with research charts by scientists: Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Dr Bradley Congdon and Dr Kathy Townsend.

ten suites containing all twenty etchings in presentation folio: $8,500
single etchings: 
#2 – #3 – #4 – #5 – #7 – #9 – #11 – #13 – #15 – #16 – #20 $470
#6 – #8 – #10 – # 12 – #17 $550
#1 – # 14 – #18 – #19 $880 

#1 (2009)
etching from two zinc plates – plate 1 blue, plate 2  black

#2 (2009/10)
etching from two zinc plates and screenprint – plate 1 warm yellow ochre, plate 2 red burgundy – screenprint  pale blue

#3 (2009/2010)
etching from one zinc plate and screenprint – plate sanguine –
screenprint black  Mass coral bleaching graph courtesy Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

#4 (2009/2010)
etching from three zinc plates and one screenprint – plate 1 warm yellow ochre, plate 2 transparent blue, plate 3 black and brown à la poupée – screenprint white

#5 (2009/1010)
etching from two zinc plates and screenprint – plate 1 brown,
plate 2 black and brown à la poupée –
screenprint white Seasonal-scale El Niño-specific effects graph courtesy Dr Bradley Congdon

#6 (2009)
etching from two zinc plates – plate 1 green, plate 2 blue

#7 (2009)
etching from three zinc plates – plate 1 warm yellow ochre, plate 2 red ochre, plate 3 black

#8 (2009)
etching from three zinc plates – plate 1 brown, plate 2 red-brown, plate 3 black

#9 (2009)
etching from three plates – plate 1 warm yellow ochre, plate 2 transparent red ochre,
plate 3 black

#10 (2009/2010)
etching from one plate and screenprint – plate dark blue –
screenprint white Meal mass and Feed frequency graphs courtesy Dr Bradley Congdon

#11 (2009/2010)
etching from 1 zinc plate and screenprint – plate yellow ochre –
screenprint black Black noddies feeding frequency and meal size graphs courtesy
Dr Bradley Congdon and Sea surface temperature graph courtesy Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

#12 (2009)
etching from two zinc plates – plate 1 pink, plate 2 black

#13 (2009/2010)
etching from two zinc plates and screenprint – plate 1 yellow, plate 2 red and brown à la poupée -s screenprint black Feeding frequency and Seasonal Scale El Niño-specific effects graphs
courtesy Dr Bradley Congdon

#14 (2009/2010)
etching from two zinc plates and screenprint – plate 1 brown, plate 2 black –
screenprint white Top predator declines-Common noddies and Sooty terns graph
courtesy Dr Bradley Congdon

#15 (2009/2010)
etching from two zinc plates and one screemprint – plate  1 transparent grey, plate 2 aqua blue – screenprint black Chicks in trouble graph courtesy Dr Bradley Congdon

#16 (2009/2010)
etching from two zinc plates and two screenprints – plate 1 warm yellow ochre, plate 2 black -screenprint black Bleaching relative decrease and Net productivity graphs courtesy
Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, screenprint white Meal size graph courtesy Dr Bradley Congdon

#17 (2009/2010)
etching from three zinc plates and screenprint – plate 1 yellow, plate 2 green, plate 3 black –
screenprint white Seasonal-scale El Niño-specific effects and meal size graphs
courtesy Dr Bradley Congdon

#18 (2009)
etching from four zinc plates – plate 1 yellow, plate 2 red, plate 3 brown, plate 4 black

#19 (2009/2010)
etching from two zinc plates and one screenpring – plate 1 yellow ochre, plate 2 burgundy red – screenprint black Coral calcification Rate graph courtesy Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg,
Turtle measure graph courtesy Dr Kathy Townsend,
Feeding frequency graph  courtesy Dr Bradley Congdon

#20 (2009)
etching from two zinc plates – plate 1 red/orange/yellow à la poupée, plate 2 black

The artist wishes to thank the following for their assistance in realising this project:
Plate preparation and proofing: Jonathan Tse, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.
Plate preparation Dian Dharmansjar at Djumbunji, Cairns.
Editioning: Basil Hall Editions (BHE) printers: Basil Hall, Mats Undén and Nena Zanos
assisted by Natasha Rowell, Beth Conway and Ruby Alderton.
Madeline Hoy, graphic design.
Carl Warner, photography.
Fred Pohlmann, presentation boxes.
Scientists: Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Director of the Centre for Marine Studies and the Global Change Institute (both at The University of Queensland); Dr Bradley C. Congdon, School of Marine & Tropical Biology, James Cook University; Dr Kathy Townsend, Manager of The University of Queensland’s Moreton Bay Research Station.
Nick Mitzevitch, Director of the UQ Art Museum and staff.
Noreen Grahame and Linda McBride, grahame galleries + editions.