Journey, 2013

description: In 2013 Christine Porter was invited to take part in an artwork swap exhibition between artists from the Inverell Art Gallery and a gallery in Durham, UK as part of the celebrations surrounding the temporary return of the Lindisfarne Gospels.  image: ‘Journey I’ 2013 multi-plate colour etching 20x60cm

artist statement

‘Journey’ is a body of work inspired by the story of the Lindisfarne Gospels and its journey back. The artwork is 20 x 60cm to represent the proportions of a scroll, one of the oldest book forms known. The image is made up of many small images printed from some of the 140 etching plates  I’ve editioned since I began printmaking. They tell the story of my journey as a printmaker, but are not printed chronologically, thus describing the way memory is itself episodic, organic and multi-layered.  Some versions of the image includes an embossed pattern from some of my grandmother’s crocheting – speaking of certain imposed patterns of time-keeping . Christine Porter Lismore 2013

exhibition / prizes / sales

printing-journnneyprinting-journey-2013in-the-print-studio-printing-journey1-2013The two pieces that make up this small but complicated series were each editioned to 5. At the time I boasted about the thrill of being able to succeed in editioning a 23 plate etching. The world was amazed – well the colour etching world was anyway. It was a wonderful experience to go through all the plates I’d made and put them into a story. It was also more than a little fun to extend my printmaking muscles and take the media to a place where it can.There are none of ‘Journey I’ remaining, and only a few of ‘Journey II’. Contact us if you are interested in seeing these.



‘Journey I’ 2013 multi plate colour etching paper size 20x60cm.
top: ‘Journey i’ bottom: ‘Journey II’ frame-view . Each 23 plate colour etching. paper size 60x20cm
‘journey I’ (detail) (embossed version)
‘Journey II’ (detail)