In conjunction with the exhibition ‘David Hockney Prints’ a selection of cancellation proofs are currently on display at the National Gallery of Australia, offering viewers a rare glimpse at this little known practice of print workshops.
Categories: Artists, Behind-the-scenes, Gemini GEL • Tags: Alice Desmond, Art, canberra, cancellation proofs, David Hockney, hockney, Kenneth Tyler, National Gallery of Australia, printmaking, prints, Tyler Collection
With the support of the Tyler Graphics team, Frank Stella was able to create innovative prints that radically reinterpreted the possibilities of printmaking processes and materials. One of our favourite stories about working with Stella is Rodney Konopaki’s recollections of using 17,000 Q-tips to remove ink from the intaglio plates for the Swan engravings series. This project, which developed concurrently with the ground-breaking Circuits series, was radical for the way sculptural cut-offs were assembled onto a board to create a […]
Frank Stella’s Circuits series 1982–84 represents a dramatic shift in Stella’s attitude toward printmaking.
Categories: Artists, Behind-the-scenes, Exhibitions, Technique Tuesday, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Abstract Art, American Art, Art, Circuits series, Exhibition, Frank Stella, matrix, National Gallery of Australia, New York, NGA, printmaking, prints, Relief painting, relief printing, relief prints, sculpture, Stella, technique, Technique Tuesday, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics, Tyler Graphics Ltd, woodblock
The creation of the three dimensional Moby Dick (domes) series 1992 was one of the most technically challenging printmaking projects that Kenneth Tyler and Stella undertook in over thirty years of collaboration. To achieve their ambition of creating an edition of sculptural prints, Tyler and his team spent nearly six years perfecting a process that literally pushed printmaking into a new dimension.
Categories: Artists, Behind-the-scenes, Technique Tuesday, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Art, artists, Behind-the-scenes, etching, Frank Stella, Herman Melville, intaglio, Ken Tyler, Kenneth Tyler, lithography, Moby Dick, National Gallery of Australia, paper, papermaking, printmaking, prints, relief printing, Stella, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics, Tyler Graphics Ltd, works on paper
It’s been a big week here at the NGA as we’ve busily been installing Frank Stella: The Kenneth Tyler Print Collection.
Categories: Behind-the-scenes, Exhibitions, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Behind-the-scenes, exhibitions, Frank Stella, Installation, Kenneth Tyler, mural, National Gallery of Australia, printmaking, prints, Stella, The fountain, Tyler Graphics, Tyler Graphics Ltd
This #TechniqueTuesday we’re sharing behind the scenes insight from Workshop: The Kenneth Tyler Collection about Nancy Graves’s first foray into intaglio printing at Tyler Graphics in 1977, where she produced the Synecdoche series
A selection of screenprints from Josef Albers’ Gray Instrumentation II portfolio of 1975 is on display now in the International galleries at the National Gallery of Australia. Here we look back at Albers’s relentless investigation of shades grey and share the poetry that interleaved the portfolio
Categories: Artists, Behind-the-scenes, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Albers, Alice Desmond, Anni Albers, Art, art history, artists, Bauhaus, canberra, color, colour, Gray Instrumentation, homage to the square, Josef Albers, National Gallery of Australia, poems, poetry, portfolios, printmaking, prints, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics, Tyler Graphics Ltd
A memorial service to celebrate the life of John Hutcheson will be held at on Saturday August 27th at 1pm in the University of North Florida Fine Arts Center Recital Hall to be followed by a reception in the Printmaking Studio.
Categories: Behind-the-scenes, Technique Tuesday, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Art, John Hutcheson, lithography, master printer, memorial, printmakers, printmaking, Robert Motherwell, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Staff, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics, Tyler Graphics Ltd, University of North Florida
It is with heartfelt sadness that we share the news of Master Printer John Hutcheson’s death. John worked at Tyler Graphics for over sixteen years, from 1975–1978 and then from September 1987 until the workshop closed in March 2001. John was a key member of the team as a printer, papermaker and Tyler’s ‘right-hand’ man. He was the Workshop Manager for many years and was responsible for the practical management of the print workshop at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute […]
Categories: Behind-the-scenes, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: inking, John Hutcheson, lithography, master printer, printmaking, prints, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Staff, Steven Sorman, Tamarind, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Tyler Graphics Ltd
We are very excited to announce that our new show Behind the scenes: Tyler Graphics at work is now open! The exhibition presents elaborate graphic artworks from a diverse range of artists in the context of their making. Through candid photographs and a series of specially produced short films, we are transported behind the scenes at Tyler Graphics Ltd, investigating the processes of printmaking, and illuminating the collaborative relationships between artist and printmaker. Behind the scenes has been months in the making and is […]
Spanning nearly four decades, the history of the Tyler workshops is a rich and complex one, weaving together artists, printers, papermakers, industry collaborators, photographers, writers, film makers, curators, family and friends. Over the years, many of these people sat, mused and even worked in an antique barber’s chair carefully selected by Ken Tyler for the studio. In today’s post, Tyler reveals the story of this unusual workshop fixture. In 1965, when I set up […]
Categories: Behind-the-scenes, Gemini GEL, Gemini Ltd., Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: artists, candid photography, Gemini GEL, Gemini Ltd, Kenneth Tyler, Koken barber chair, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Tyler Graphics Ltd