Pauline Fraser

Pauline Fraser is a north-east Victorian established artist in many mediums, visual art, sculpture and ceramics.  Pauline obtained a Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture) at RMIT 1990, a Diploma of Fine Art at Monash and Master of Fine Art by Research at Monash 2002-2007. Career highlights include her City of Melbourne Public Sculpture Commission ‘Contrivance’ at Queen Victorian Market and City of Hobson Bay Public Art Commission at Altona Pier and Solo Exhibitions at Benalla, Albury and Shepparton Regional Galleries. She was also just well received with a Solo Exhibition at Benalla Regional Art Gallery, January 2022.  We feature her striking lino prints that tie together the domestic scenes as seen in the recent HOME Exhibition. Limited edition, unframed versions are available to order.

Recently I have been working with the technique of relief printing, quite different to what has been my regular artistic practice of intaglio printing. This is where a drawing is transferred onto a metal surface, which is either engraved or corroded in an acid bath. The plate is then printed onto paper on an etching press.

Relief printing is quite spontaneous in comparison. An image is carved into the surface of linoleum then printed. I am enjoying the dramatic effects created by positive and negative; stark blacks and whites, textures and patterns created with fine lines. Even the constant sharpening of carving tools seems more of a meditative action than a chore.

For inspiration I do not have to go far as the things that surround me in my house and kitchen have sufficed for the moment as I master this new technique. A stack of bowls, a bunch of tomatoes, the patterning on a Japanese bowl and intricate native flowers are all a very pleasing artistic challenge.

Pauline’s works are a limited edition of 10 and now available on request only.