# 44129

BANFIELD, Elizabeth (1963 - )

From the red box

$550.00 AUD

[Dandenong, Melbourne: the artist, 2010]

Artist’s book. Edition 2/5, signed, titled, numbered and dated 2010 in pencil. Handmade book with bronze cloth covered board ends measuring 155 x 157 mm. The work folds out concertina-style, revealing the hand-crafted pages inside. The work becomes a concertina-fold diorama consisting of a folded sheet of rag paper with six illustrated panels. Each of the panels features hand-cut linocuts in the shape of leaves which are hand-stitched onto the paper with coloured cotton. This intricate paper construction stretches to approximately 1260mm. It combines vibrantly coloured Japanese papers with the artist’s fine linocuts.

Collections: held in The State Library of Queensland

Elizabeth Banfield was born in the U.K. in 1963 and arrived in Australia in 1966. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the University of South Australia in 1984, majoring in printmaking. From a series of initial student exhibitions in Adelaide in the 1980s she went on to exhibit in national printmaking exhibitions in Melbourne, Adelaide, and New South Wales. Her print commission for the Print Council of Australia in 2010 quickly sold out, and she was a finalist at the important Libris Awards (Australian Artist Book Prize) at Artspace Mackay in 2013. Banfield is represented in various gallery collections including Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Monash University, South Australian School of Art, Tweed River Art Gallery and the Print Council of Australia. She is also represented in the artist book collection of the State Library of Queensland. A full CV is available upon request.