Kir Larwill, is a printmaker and painter living and working in Castlemaine, Victoria. Her 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, familiar surrounds, place and belonging, and the humour, weight and significance of ordinary things.
Larwill’s prints are usually 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. Methods vary, often within the one print, and include collagraph, wood or lino, trace monotype and aluminium etching. The palette is often cool, and quiet, drawing attention to the drawn line and the scratched, textured surface of the print.
Larwill has a history of group and solo exhibitions. She has been a Swan Hill print prize finalist and a commissioned printmaker for Print Council of Australia’s annual print commission. Her work is held in public and private collections. She is also the Chair of Castlemaine Press Inc. community access printmaking studio in Castlemaine www.castlemainepress.com.au
View more of her work at www.kirlarwill.com.au
Kir can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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