Looking back, 1984 (etching)

Unsung heroes are everywhere in art and an example of this is Jörg Schmeisser, printmaker, whose work is on exhibition at the Geelong Gallery till the 27 May.

Jörg Schmeisser – looking back: prints from the collection of Laurence O’keefe and Christopher James shows the work of an acclaimed master printmaker whose etchings set a benchmark for technical brilliance and conceptual richness.

Featuring a collection of 34 works spanning from 1968 to 2011, the more than 40 years’ work is a promised bequest to Geelong Gallery. The collection is a clear reflection of the depth and breadth of Schmeisser’s graphic work and his technical mastery of drawing, and the etching process.

Jörg Schmeisser himself was the Head of Printmaking at Australian National University School of Art from 1978-1996, where he was a highly influential teacher and mentor and also a humanist, environmentalist, cultural historian and constant traveller.

See Jörg Schmeisser’s work from the 17 March to 27 May 2018 at the Geelong Gallery.


Geelong Gallery

Dates: 17 March to 27 May 2018

Location: Little Malop Street, Geelong

Time: 10am – 5pm daily

Cost: Free admission

Geelong Gallery Website

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