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Be(e) alive / Anneke Silver
Bib ID 7898831
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [still image, text, sheet]
Author
Silver, Anneke, artist
 
Online Versions
Description Townsville, Qld, Australia : Respectfully printed in the studios of Red Rag Press, 2017 
©2017 
1 broadside : colour ; 71 x 50 cm 
Summary

One of sixteen limited edition posters produced as part of a project in which North Queensland printmakers were invited to produce a letterpress poster using their own imagery and the type and letterpress printing equipment available at Red Rag Press. This poster shows a large bee approaching a hibiscus flower; three smaller bees appear in the background. The artist notes: “The imperative to be(e) alive applies as much, or even more so to bees than to us humans, because without bees, life as we know it would be difficult to sustain.”

Biography/History

Red Rag Press was formally established by Sheree Kinlyside in 2006, and has generally produced fine press artists books along with some limited-edition poetry, broadsides and the occasional poster. In 2016, Sheree Kinlyside approached fourteen other Townsville artists to contribute to a poster project using the resources of her press. Arts Queensland provided a grant to help the project along with paper and to pay each artist for their production costs. Caren Florance, an artist, letterpress printer and arts lecturer from Canberra, also visited the studio for a week as artist in residence, and assisted many of the project participants to achieve their text–image collaborations. Sometimes the letterpress printed text (essentially relief printing with words instead of images) is original, sometimes the artist has used found text, written by a poet or prose writer. Sheree Kinlyside and Caren Florance also each produced a poster as part of the project, making a grand total of sixteen.

Notes

Title from accompanying documentation.

Relief print (linocut) and hand set type.

Limited edition of 8 copies.

National Library of Australia's copy is no. 6/8.

Also available online https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2357487842 Broadside 1301 copy

Subjects Bees -- Posters.  |  Life -- Posters.  |  Linoleum block-printing, Australian -- Queensland -- Townsville -- Specimens.  |  Letterpress printing -- Queensland -- Townsville -- Specimens.  |  Broadsides -- Queensland -- Townsville -- Specimens.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Kinlyside, Sheree, printer  |  Florance, Caren, 1967- printer  |  Red Rag Press, issuing body  |  Arts Queensland, commissioning body
Also Titled

Be alive

Bee alive

Terms of Use Copying allowed for research, study or personal use; permission required for publishing and other public use. 
Exhibited Commentary: Hand-printed Posters from North Queensland Artists, Umbrella Studio, Townsville, Queensland, 9 November 2018 - 16 December 2018. 

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