Located: Australia (VIC).
When Tate Adams established Crossley Gallery in Melbourne in July 1966 he already had in mind the printing of editions within the new Gallery space and publishing these under his Crossley Editions imprint. Lionel Harrington printed works on a small lithographic handpress which was screened off from the Gallery space. Among the prints published by Adams were an iconic work by the young Allan Mitelman, Cards, printed in 1969, and John Brack’s Nude on bed 1972 which, as Adams noted, ‘was the last Crossley print to be editioned in the gallery as working space was extremely cramped. The lack of running water made printing difficult.’ [Jenny Zimmer (ed.), The Crossley Gallery 1966–1980, Melbourne: Macmillan Art Publishing, 2003, p. 62.]
Roger Butler, Printed images by Australian artists 1942-2020, Canberra: NGA, 2021]