David Nixon 'Growth'

Collaborations can yield exceptional results when participants bring their best to the partnership. Aware of the skills and temperament of both Japanese master lithographer Satoru Itazu and Australian artist David Nixon, I could foresee the potential in this unique collaboration.

Both these artisans work with meticulous care and have a strong affinity for their craft and materials. I had the pleasure of studying collaborative lithography with Itazu at the prestigious Tamarind Institute, USA, in the mid-1980s, and of teaching Nixon in his undergraduate degree at the Queensland College of Art in 2004–2005.