We first met Georgia Hill as an East Editions customer! She purchased one the Numskull Timber Sculptures and we then found out she lived nearby to us in Sydney. So since then we have become good friends with Georgia and of course became well aware of her amazing artwork. Georgia is super talented, has a strong work ethic and her artwork keeps getting better and better.
There are a number of reasons why we approached Georgia for our first screen print edition, we knew she would be professional to work with, she hadn’t released any limited edition prints before, her work is perfectly suited to the processes of screen printing, and finally we just love her work and wanted her to be part of our East Editions project.
Although Georgia is well known for her typography and lettering skills, we were really keen on her creating a more abstract and experimental artwork for the Edition, and after a quick conversation she was quick to admit she was also quite keen on moving away from the typography for her first print, and she also had a great idea ready to go also. Georgia’s brave and bold idea was to create three separate illustrations on paper, then rip them up into pieces, and finally collaging them all back together to create one final artwork.
We then thought it would be fitting to take this artwork and print it in three different inks – black, metallic silver and metallic bronze. Once the artwork was ready, we made contact with our trusty screen printers at Aisle6ix Industries in Sydney, and they were more than happy to get the print going. So we ordered in some nice bright white 340gsm paper, prepared the screen and set about printing 10 of each colour from the same screen. The prints came up so nice, especially with the metallic silver and bronze inks. After some drying time, we took the prints to Georgia’s studio where she signed and numbered all 30 prints.
The prints came up so nice, especially with the metallic silver and bronze inks. After some drying time, we took the prints to Georgia’s studio where she signed and numbered all 30 prints.
We hope you enjoy these process images of this Edition being created, both in Georgia Hill’s studio and at Aisle6ix Industries in Sydney’s Inner West.