Russel Craig - Redcliffe City Art Gallery

For thirty years Queensland artist Russell Craig has pursued a career that explores image-making through printmaking and drawing allowing for “free "ow” of his creativity. For while the substrate of paper is always maintained, the possibilities of mark-making upon it are diverse and testify to a talent that refuses to stick to a signature style.

The scope of this distinguished artist’s work ranges from lithographs, monoprints and digital prints, to wash drawings and large-scale charcoal images. The lineage of them covers the 1970s through to the 2000s and they are informed as much by his conceptual concerns at any particular time as his experiences as a master printer and teacher, his travels and cross-cultural engagements. While his personality is quiet and unassuming, it recognises the richness of dialogue with other cultures and the lessons that can be learned from them.