Psyclonic Studios Anne Maree Hunter 6th abmf 2017

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Psyclonic Studios – Anne-Maree Hunter
Newcastle
6th ab+mf 2017

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Psyclonic Studios is the studio space of Anne-Maree Hunter. Her art practice revolves around Printmaking, Artists Books and Objects. The studio consist of a workspace with a Lithographic Press, a Letterpress, Map Drawers and table tops. It also holds the artist’s library and operates as a hanging, storage and working space, so things are a little cramped.
Hunter’s interest is in creating artists’ books in all their diversity, and to date she has produced over one hundred artists’ books, which range from the very small to the very large. These include one-of-a-kind and altered books, book objects, installations and sculptures. Others are limited edition using various print mediums including letterpress.
In 2005 Hunter’s work Pillow Book received a finalist award at the 1st Seoul International Books Arts Competition, South Korea, and in 2008 she was one of the international artists invited to show work and talk at the Seongnam International Bookarts Fair and Conference in South Korea.
She has previously lectured in Printmaking at The University of Newcastle, Australia and presently in Fibres-Textiles. Her motto Faciendi plures libros nullus est finis we are assured in Ecclesiastes 12-12, is that “Of making many books there is no end”.
Collections in Australia include: The Monash University Rare Books Collection; The Baillieu Library at The University of Melbourne and the State Libraries in both Victoria and Queensland. Internationally a number of workshops and special collections such as the Chicago Printmaking Collective Workshop, London Print Studios and the Chang Mai Contemporary Art Museum, Thailand hold some of her prints.

Anne-Maree Hunter
Australia


Chorale Bleaching and The Mermaid’s Tears
(2016)
Despite growing up by the sea, I could never get enough of it – swimming, beach-combing, breathing in salt air. My mother would hold a shell to my ear and whisper “Listen to the sea – can you hear it?”
For some time, I have been working with Maps, Topography and Landscapes particularly by thinking about Islands.
As sea levels seem to be rising and heating up, many islands are drowning and the coral is bleaching. These scrolls are an ode to the sea and the reef. Scroll, Pianola roll, Block printing, Thermo-graphic printing. 4 x 30 x 25cm. signed and dated. Unique.
$450.00


Song of The Sea-Shell
(2016)
Despite growing up by the sea, I could never get enough of it – swimming, beach-combing, breathing in salt air. My mother would hold a shell to my ear and whisper “Listen to the sea – can you hear it?”
For some time, I have been working with Maps, Topography and Landscapes particularly by thinking about Islands.
As sea levels seem to be rising and heating up, many islands are drowning and the coral is bleaching. These scrolls are an ode to the sea and the reef. Scroll, Pianola roll, Block printing, Thermo-graphic printing. 4 x 30 x 25cm. signed and dated. Unique.
$450.00


Brother Fish
(2015)
The title of this book Brother Fish has ironically been matched to a lunging shark paper-pulp sculpture. There have been a number of sensational shark stories in recent years from those where swimmers have been injured or killed  to the infamous punching  of a shark by the startled surfer Mick Fanning. Each time there is an negative incident with a shark, there is either a call for  culling or for preservation: can we call a shark “Brother”? Altered book and paper pulp. 31.5 x.24 x 8.5cm. Signed and dated. Unique.
$345.00


Migraines and other Headaches
(2016)
The book that has been altered is called  Migraines and other Headaches. It depicts a three dimensional portrait of the mathematician Albert Einstein who is said to have suffered from migraines. For most of us, simple mathematics is enough to give us a headache but for Einstein, who capably worked inside his own head, it would be have been very disturbing to have suffered from migraines. Altered Book. Paper Pulp, Mixed Media. 19 x 35 x 5.5cm. Signed and dated. Unique.
$385.00


Sense and Sensibility
(2015)
Pictorial adaptations through film on TV and Movie screens of the novel “Sense and Sensibility” by Jane Austen continue to abound. These filmic representations implants images in our minds of the way each character may appear. So the period dress of the characters and the silhouettes they form are imprinted on us.
I have cut out and painted a typical silhouette for both men and women for the period in which this novel is set. Physically this book is quite small and petite, and these silhouettes echo the miniaturist art form also popular at the time of Austen’s writing. Altered book. 17 x 5 x 2.5 cm. Signed and dated.
$365.00


Finding out about the Minoans
(2015)
Finding out about the Minoans has been altered to showcase the pottery and arts of the ancient Minoans. Altered Book. Mixed Media. 25 x 19 x 2.5cm. Signed and dated. Unique.
$250.00


Appointment with Venus
(2015)
The title of this book has been altered to visually and literally represent a Solar System’s view of Venus. Altered Book: Mixed Media. 25 x 19 x 3cm. Signed and dated. Unique
$250.00


Kushi & Kanzashi: Combs & Pins (2014)
Kushi & Kanzashi are the names of the combs and hair-pins used to ornament traditional Japanese hairstyles. There is an innate ornamentation and symbology in this Eastern Style, which I find compelling. For some time, I have been pushing lithographs and etchings beyond their typical two dimensions. An artist’s book is able to transform a print into a three dimensional object.
Haiku-like poems accompany the lithographic images in this flexible, silk-covered artists’ book. These poems have been paradoxically type set in Old English & Black Letter fonts to give a visual simulacra of ink calligraphy. Lithography and letterpress, 14pp, 28.5 x 39.5 x 2.5cm, edition of 4. signed and dated. Published by Psyclonic Studios.
$2,550.00


Smoke and Mirrors
(2014)
A single lithographic image has been folded to create this artists’ book. The images are of smouldering volcanoes and mirrors and alludes to a magicians sleight of hand. As the title Smoke and Mirrors suggests, it may be folded in 4 different ways to reveal and conceal different images and pages. Lithography, Mirror paper, Silver leaf. 8pp. 11 x 14 x 1cm. Edition of 5. Signed and dated.
$185.00


Deep Sea Diving
(2014)
This Artists Book has two concertina pages side by side. Each image depicts figures interacting with various fishes. The images alternate on the front and back of each page with embossed images of ocean patterns and sea shells.
The images were printed onto a translucent rice-paper over obsolete topographic maps that included coast lines and the sea. Each has been also individually Hand-Coloured. The text has been printed using a Letterpress and consists of a story-poem that echoes the waves. The whole story-poem can be read by opening the book to the middle but also when the pages are concertinaed outwards. Hand-coloured Lithographs, Letterpress, Embossing, Double Concertina. 10pp. 40 x 2.5 x 1.5cm. Edition of 4. Signed and dated.
$2,150.00


Life on a High Wire (2012)
At the time, theories about our thoughts and behaviours described by Freud were considered revolutionary. The balancing act between the conscious and unconscious mind is depicted in Life on a High Wire. Does an Angel or Devil sit more heavily on our shoulder? Intaglio and letterpress, Concertina format, 22 x 10.5 x 3cm, edition of 4, signed and dated. Published by Psyclonic Studios.
$395.00


Suburban Democracy (2012)
Is there a quiet ‘Revolution’ going on in our suburbs? Suburban Democracy asks if democracy is to be found in the streets of our suburbs.
Each Prime Minister held their own sense of democracy which coloured their leadership. As a planned city, many of Canberra’s suburbs carry the name of an Australian Prime Minister. Are the citizens of these suburbs more interested in participating in democracy than the citizens of any other Australian suburb? Suburban Democracy name checks each Australian Prime Ministers in text that is essentially typeset with a photographed alphabet of letters covered with pages from an old street directory. Photography, laser prints and hand stamping, 40pp, 22 x 15.5 x 1.5cm, edition of ?? Published by Psyclonic Studios.
$495.00


Freedom of Movement
(2012)
Images of freedom – shoes, purses and maps have been printed into this artists’ book in the form of a Passport.
Historically, freedom to move without the proper documents has been restricted. oppression of particular groups of people or individuals has been made possible with the use of passports and identity papers. The more privileged citizens of the world take the ability to freely cross cultural, economic, political and geographic boundaries for granted. Cloth covered booklet, letterpress & hand stamping. Original images laser printed on maps. 16pp. 9 x 7 x 0.5cm. Edition of 7. Signed and dated.
$65.00

(see image above)
Passport: All at Sea
(2012)
The revolution took place and only those with the correct paper work were able to escape. Emotionally and physically the population was left all at sea.
This artist book is in the form of a passport, a document allowing its holder the freedom to cross borders without hindrance. Cloth covered booklet, hand stamping. Original images laser printed on maps. 16pp. 9 x 6.5 x 0.5cm. Edition of 45. Signed and dated.
$45.00


My Honeycomb Heart
(2011)
This book has been altered into the shape of a heart that has also been honeycombed. It reflects our heart’s desires and connections and entanglements. Altered book. Letterpress & Mixed Media. 20 x 16 x 2.5cm. Signed and dated. Unique.
$375.00


The Brush Off
(2011)
A single lithographic image has been folded to create this artists’ book. The Brush Off is a reinterpretation of the Rapunzal story. However, it takes a darker approach to the historical and mythical treatment of female hair and its meanings. The text by the artist is shaped into ringlets and forms a long poem around the lithographic images of hair and plaits. In the form of a vertical concertina, the book hangs down from the wall just like Rapunzal’s hair. Collographs; Vertical Concertina. 26 x 20 x 1cm. 9pp. Edition of 4. Signed and dated.
$900.00


Stepping Out
(2008)
Stepping Out  is a vertical concertina that imitates to some extent, collographs of shoes strutting down a run way. Collographs; Vertical Concertina. 11pp.  25 x 19 x 1.5cm. Edition of 4. Signed and dated.
$375.00


Queenie
(2008)
The book Queenie has been altered with an inserted pop-out etching of a Queen and the children’s nursery rhyme “Oranges & Lemons” which has the reference to the ‘chopper that chops off the head’ –  the fate of number of royal personages. Altered book. Intaglio & Screen Print & Mixed Media. 18 x 16 x 4.5cm. Signed and dated. Unique.
$350.00


The Australian Wallpaper Collection – Colour Chart
(2008/9)
These variously bound artists’ books are based on the life and death of the Australian wallpaper designer Florence Broadhurst. Her life was as colourful as the wallpapers she designed. The simulated wallpaper samples depict aspects of her life and personality. Screen-printed designs reflect and pay homage to her florid and colourful life. These artists books directly imitate the colour chart and swatches that are the typical format for paint colour charts and samples of soft furnishings. Pamphlet Fold; Silk Screen-Print. 6pp. 25.5 x 5.5. Edition of 8. Signed and dated.
$105.00

(see The Australian Wallpaper Collection)
Hand-Printed Wallpaper Sampler Pack
(2008/9)
(See The Australian Wallpaper Collection – Colour Chart)
Swatch of Silk Screen-Print. 45pp. Edition of 6. 15.5 x 5. x 1.5cm. Signed and Dated.
$65.00

(see The Australian Wallpaper Collection)
Hand-Printed Wallpaper Sampler Flip Pack
(2008/9)
(See The Australian Wallpaper Collection – Colour Chart)
Flip Packs; Silk Screen-Print.
6 per pack. 15.5 x 6.5 x 0.5cm. Edition of 6. Signed and dated.
$45.00 ea. (set of 5)


Sunny-Side Up
(2005)
Sunny-Side Up is a way of serving eggs. This fried-egg-shaped artists book is based on the American song ‘Keep On the Sunny Side’ popularized by the Carter Family in 1928. The song and the saying “Sunny-side up” encourages a positive outlook to life, and with a sense of humor, this artists’ book hopes to put a smile on your face. The letter press text is printed in an eggy yellow and the edition is a dozen, of course. Concertina Fold, Embossing, Letterpress Text. 14 x 9 x 1.5 cm. Edition of 12. Signed and dated.
$200.00


Zoomanity (2004)
Text hugs the 11 lithographs of human-mammal hybrids, which are interleaved with embossed textures and dressmakers patterns, asking questions about our innate natures or learned patterns of behaviour. Altered Book. 22pp, 51.5 x 36.5 x 2cm, edition of 6, signed and dated. Published by Psyclonic Studios.
$2,550.00


Pillow Book
(2003)
Pillow Book is partly based on the idea of the Japanese Pillow Book kept by a courtier in 11th Century Japan and the Peter Greenaway film of the same name. In the film, the female protagonist encourages her suitor to write text on her body. Taking these ideas and relating them to the clothes we wear and the story they tell, collographs of feminine apparel and accessories are printed over dressmaker’s patterns.  It is about the act of dressing up for a night out or undressing in for a night in. Coptic binding, Stuffed satin cover. Collograph, chine collé & hand stamping. 8pp. A Variable Edition of 5:- Turquoise (Saffron, Ruby, Fuchsia and Tangerine) satin. 37 x 38 x 2cm. Signed and dated.
$750.00


The Rust Belt
(2003)
While gathering images of different types of barbed wire for this book, I was intrigued to discover that there are people who actually collect it. I have a small scar from running through a barbed wire fence on my father’s farm when I was three. The Rust Belt is about the experience of droughts that affects Australia generally but farmers specifically. Lithographs, Piano Hinge Binding. 12pp. 19 x 14 x 2.5 cm. Edition of 8. Signed and dated.
$455.00


How Do You Hurt Me: Let me Count the Ways
(2003)
Ghostly images of 15 types of barbed wire are numbered in a counting book. Lithographic reversal with hand stamping and Coptic binding. Lithographic Reversal, 18pp. 19 x 14 x 1cm. Edition of 8. Signed and dated.
$395.00


Pharmacopeia
(1997)
In installation, a glass fronted medicine cabinet etched with the title “Pharmacopeia” houses six boxed bottles that form the chapters to this artists’ book. Each bottle contains capsules with image and text of a ‘cut-up’ story. Lithography, intaglio, watercolour, bottles, capsules & medicine cabinet. Experimental Book: lithography, intaglio, watercolour, bottles paper, card & capsules. 11 x 7 x 4.5cm. Edition of 6. Signed and dated.
$150.00 ea. or $800.00 for set

Anne-Maree Hunter and Peter Lyssiotis
Australia


A Modern Forest (2010)
A Modern Forest is screen-printed in three block colours; black and grey endpapers, (the grime of the city); red chapter headings, (the pulse of blood) and ochre, (the earth the narrator seeks to feel connected to). The narrative is embedded in the maps of a street directory and the understated production resonates with the core mood of the book. Screenprinted pages, 48pp, 26 x 17 x 2 cm, bound by Wayne Stock, Signed and dated. Published by Psyclonic Studios.
$2,200.00