Congratulations to DEBORAH KLEIN on the completion of her much anticipated nine-day residency at Geelong Grammar School.

Deborah Klein captures views of the spacious, light-filled artist-in-residence studio at Geelong Grammar School that she set up in with the assistance of Rupert the technician and department head, Peter Bajer.

The artist’s intention was to demonstrate the technical and thematic trajectory of four decades of work through a selection of paintings, relief prints, experimental digital prints and book art. It was a busy but immensely productive week, filled with work and lively conversations with students, teachers and visitors.

A range of lino blocks, proofs and working drawings were also on show including two works, a still life and self-portrait displayed on easels, both made in 1982 during the artist’s first year at art school.

“The first of my two weeks long residency has flown by. It is a pleasure and a privilege to be here.”

Pictured are works destined for Rückenfigur, Deborah Klein’s upcoming solo exhibition at Queenscliff Gallery; progress views of current work, Apiary, snapped in the artist’s Ballarat studio shortly before its move to the residency studio at Geelong Grammar School. On the table easel in the Residency Studio at Geelong Grammar School is Odalisque, diptych, acrylic on canvas, a work in progress at near completion.

Deborah Klein’s solo exhibition Rückenfigur will run from June 23 – July 10, 2022.

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