Sydney Harbour Bridge I. Glen Farmer.
Glen Farmer

Sydney Harbour Bridge I

Etching, aquatint & chine collé

38 x 49.2 cm 

Numbered 33/40

 

Glen was artist in residence at Sydney College of the Arts in September 2001. It was

during this time that Glen was inspired to produce his first etching of the Sydney Harbour

Bridge. 'Pretty exciting [Sydney], plenty of things to see and do. Meet different people,

meet the Redfern people and share culture'. This is his second etching of the bridge, done

from memory. Glen hopes to visit Sydney again soon. (Jilamara Arts and Craft, August

2006)

 

Glen Illortamini Farmer was born on 19 September, 1971, between the Mango and Mulana

trees where the last old house was standing at Milikapiti. He grew up in Milikapiti and went

to the local school. Glen began as an artist with Jilamara Arts and Craft in 1994. The

Australian Print Workshop conducted a workshop at the arts centre, where Glen learnt

how to etch and do linoblocks. He used black ink on white paper to create a seagull on a

tutini (pukamani pole). Since then, Glen has had a number of commissions to create

carvings of the creation story of Jinani and Bima as well as participating in group

exhibitions. Glen has been exhibiting his work since 1996, and he is represented in major

public collections such as the National Gallery of Australia. (Jilamara Arts and Craft,

August 2006)

 


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