Assorted Treats – Review

Hi again! just been to yet another fantastic print show this one by Cicada Press, so many on this month!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

-Sue Shelley


  1. Hi Marion, Michael Kempson and Sally Marks curated this one, Lisa was the coordinator. Michael did a talk on Saturday with Euan Macleod which coincided with 2013 Leichhardt Open Studio Trail. Do have a look if you can.

    Assorted Treats :Works on Paper from Cicada Press. Cofa. UNSW.

    1-30th March. ART EST Gallery 67 Lords Street, Leichhardt.

    Including works by Vernon Ah Kee, Chris O’Doherty aka Reg Mombassa, Elisabeth Cummings, Locust Jones, Euan Macleod, Jasper Knight, Michael Kempson, plus many others.

    1. Hi Sue, I went to see the exhibition last night. Thanks you to post the information!
      Such amazing big etching works, beautiful!!!

      1. Hi Mei, it was great work by such well known artists. I particularly follow Chris O’Doherty’s works from paintings to print. I have bought his t/shirts (Mambo) over the years because of their very humorous images. He had done a kids workshop at the same place and their prints were also on show in the back area of the gallery, you probably saw them. I thought it was brilliant for the kids to see their works with the adult artists work, They even had an opening afternoon for the kids.

        Saw a lot of Chris’s work In 2007 when a retrospective exhibition was held at the SH Ervin Gallery in Sydney and a great colour catalogue was produced.I bought the video.

      2. Hi Sue, thanks for the information.
        Still feel luck to have chance to see those master work.
        I am looking more info on each one of them…

    1. yes they were timber Suzanne, it gave a very professional uniform and cohesive look to the exhibition I thought. Being identical draws your eye to the work rather than the framing perhaps.

  2. What I noticed about the framing straight away is that is is all the same. Having worked in a gallery before I would say that was a curatorial decision and that the artists would not have had a say in the framing. Having all the frames the same makes the show more cohesive. Whilst the frames are not black but instead a darker natural timber it probably works better as a cross section of works on paper rather than just prints.
    – Marilyn

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.