National Gallery opens Cressida Campbell with announcement of major new acquisition

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National Gallery opens Cressida Campbell with announcement of major new acquisition
Cressida Campbell, Eucalypt Forest, 2000, Private collection, image courtesy Warren Macris © Cressida Campbell.

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA.- The opening of Cressida Campbell at the National Gallery of Australia Saturday 24 September will be celebrated with the acquisition of Bedroom nocturne, 2022.

Featuring more than 140 of her woodcut prints and woodblock paintings that span from her earliest to newest works, the National Gallery invites people on a journey into the imagination and life of artist Cressida Campbell with her largest exhibition to date.

A renowned colourist whose work blends printmaking and painting, Campbell’s four-decade career demonstrates her ability to blur the boundary between art and life as she translates the everyday into the extraordinary.

Acquired to mark the Gallery’s 40th anniversary, the woodblock painting Bedroom nocturne is considered a breakthrough moment in Campbell’s practice. Created using a circular composition, Campbell offers an intimate night-time view of the bedroom she shares with her husband, Warren Macris.

Dr Sarina Noordhuis-Fairfax, Curator, Australian Prints and Drawings said ‘Exquisitely detailed, Bedroom nocturne attests to her experimentation in recent years with circular works that play with centrifugal compositional energy and offer a slightly voyeuristic glimpse into her private world. Following Campbell’s health scare in late 2020, the mood of this woodblock painting is a marked departure from her other more measured domestic scenes.’

Dr Noordhuis-Fairfax said that in documenting her own life, Campbell’s art remains connected to the times in which she lives. ‘The personal nature of her pictures resonates with audiences and offers an overview of the last 40 years of her story,’ she said.

Dr Nick Mitzevich, Director, said ‘Cressida Campbell is one of Australia’s most significant contemporary artists. Cressida has developed a unique approach to woodblock printmaking, which is as beautiful as it is idiosyncratic. This practice is drawn from years of study and experimentation, and melds painting and printmaking to document her home, her art, her life.’

‘In our 40th anniversary year, we are excited to not only showcase Cressida Campbell as our major summer exhibition, but to acquire one of her greatest works to date for the permanent collection. The National Gallery has been gifted Cressida’s woodblock painting Bedroom nocturne. This incredible work has come into the collection thanks to the generous support of Marilyn Darling AC and the Gordon Darling Australia Pacific Print Fund.’

With many of Campbell’s sought after painted woodblocks and single-edition woodcut prints held in private collections, audiences will have a rare chance to see works that have been off public display for decades.

The exhibition will also be accompanied by a generously illustrated catalogue created in collaboration with the artist that will offer new insights into her life and work, featuring research and writing from a range of curators, artists, poets and other voices.

Cressida Campbell is a Know My Name project, in celebration of the National Gallery’s 40th Anniversary. Visit 40 Years for more.

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