Barbara Brash
Sea fringe 1963
colour screenprint on Japanese paper
Geelong Gallery, Gift of Moira Eckel through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2017
© Courtesy of the estate of the artist

Barbara Brash
Sea fringe 1963
colour screenprint on Japanese paper
Geelong Gallery, Gift of Moira Eckel through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2017
© Courtesy of the estate of the artist


Barbara Brash—holding form

Saturday 18 September 2021 to Friday 4 March 2022

Barbara Brash was a key artist in Melbourne’s printmaking revival of the 1950s and ’60s. Her richly coloured and dynamic works convey a unique visual language built on experimentation and a proficiency across a multitude of printmaking techniques. Throughout her career Brash consistently tested the boundaries of the printed medium, often combining several printmaking processes in her works, and embracing the power and potential of abstract forms through the synthesis of colour, gesture and texture in her impressions of landscapes and the natural world. Bringing together woodcuts, linocuts, lithographs and screenprints from throughout the artist’s career, Barbara Brash—holding form provides an insight into the evolution of Brash’s innovative and expressive practice.

A Geelong Gallery exhibition