earlier labels about this work
  • Painters As Printmakers, 19 October 2007 - 20 January 2008

    Bill Hammond has worked with a variety of print mediums since the early 1980s when he attended night classes in etching at Christchurch Polytechnic. Since then, he has also worked with screenprints and, more importantly, lithography. The psychological intensity of the interior view in this lithograph is heightened by Hammond’s use of sharp, angular perspectives. As with many of Hammond’s paintings from the 1980s, the scene is populated with edgy, bizarre-looking characters.

    Hammond trained as an artist at the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts in the late 1960s. He began painting and exhibiting his work in the early 1980s. Printmaking has had a presence alongside his activity as a painter since this period, and he has worked closely with two Christchurch print workshops – Gingko Print Workshop and PaperGraphica.