AN EXHIBITION of lino prints by Ian ‘Spike’ Farrawell is opening tonight in an unusual part of The Q, in the corridor leading to Door 3 of the auditorium.Unusual, because that space has mostly been occupied by Ian Sharpe’s cartoons drawn at the School of Arts Café.
It’s a great idea. In October 2012 Farrawell was awarded the Encouragement Award at the annual Queanbeyan City Council sponsored Queanbeyan Art Society Members’ Competition and Exhibition—the prize was the best being an artist can be offered, a solo exhibition. Door 3 was the space chosen.
Farrawell has now produced a considerable body of works. A lover of books and book illustration, he was introduced about four years ago to printmaking. Although mostly self-taught, he has completed a couple of printmaking and bookbinding workshops.
Farrawell is inspired by the urban areas and surrounding towns and country side. He particularly loves older architecture of Canberra and Queanbeyan and would like to capture these older buildings in print before they disappear.The prints on exhibition were carved using grey lino and most were printed at his home by hand or with the use of an old book press.
“Dreamimagine,” prints by ‘Spike’ Farrawell, Door 3 Art Space at The Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, via Lowe Street Queanbeyan
Weekdays 10am – 4pm, Saturdays 10am – 3pm until November 16. Opens this evening, Tuesday, October 29, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. All welcome.