Kir Larwill, I am a printmaker and painter living and working in Castlemaine, Victoria. I have a small studio in a shared space in the Castlemaine CBD. I do my printmaking in this studio, or at the studio of friend and colleague Diana Orinda Burns, in Sandon. My prints are generally about the beauty and meaning that can be found in the everyday, in the mundane and the utilitarian, and in the unremarkable corners of home. They are an exploration of household objects and familiar surrounds, and of the humour, weight and significance of ordinary things.
The prints I make are unique state, one-off monoprints. They are made with multi-plate layers, the final work often having been run through the press 4, 5, even 6 times. The palette is often cool, and quiet, drawing attention to the drawn line and the scratched, textured surface of the print.
Last year, I undertook a completely collaborative printmaking project with Diana Orinda Burns and Robyn Gibson (http://www.portjacksonpress.com.au/artists under ‘collaborative work’). We made six, large, completely collaborative pieces, titled “Background”, which we exhibited at the La Trobe Visual Arts Centre in Bendigo. Working in collaboration was a huge challenge, an enormous adventure, and something that yielded very exciting things …. I look forward to similar projects, with the same two printmakers, in the coming year!
Kir can be contacted at email@example.com
My work is stocked at Falkner Gallery in Castlemaine, Port Jackson Press in Collingwood and PG Printmakers Gallery in Fitzroy. Click here for recent CV