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14th February 2023


The National Gallery of Australia says of Cressida Campbell's exquisitely detailed work that it combines "keen observation with a delicacy of line...and captures the overlooked beauty of the everyday". Her complex process involves drawing on a plywood block, carving or etching it, then hand-painting with watercolour before printing either in small editions or as a unique impression. Awareness of this painstaking method makes her images, such as Nasturtiums 2002 (Art Gallery of New South Wales), all the more remarkable.

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