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Making of the Anzac Centenary Print Portfolio – Mike Parr


The Australian War Memorial invited five New Zealand and five Australian artists to each create an artistic response to World War I (1914–19). These videos record the responses, thoughts, working processes, and printmaking techniques of the ten artists as they develop their prints in dialogue with Australian master printmaker John Loane.

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Invisible sun (the other side)

Mike Parr, Invisible sun (the other side), 2014, Etching side: Softground etching and foul bite, printed in black ink, from one plate; etching, printed in black ink and softground etching, printed in silver-green ink, from one plate on paper Screen side: Screenprint, printed in silver, red, and bluegrey, from three screens on paper,
Gift of The Australian War Memorial, 2016.
Full object info is available on collections.tepapa.govt.nz