College setting for artworks exhibition

All That I Am by Kalamunda artist Kiara Rechichi-Baker.
All That I Am by Kalamunda artist Kiara Rechichi-Baker.

A LOCAL printmaker is among the many prominent and emerging WA artists presenting at an exhibition next weekend.

The fourth biennial St Brigid’s College exhibition and sale will feature figurative linocuts by former student Kiara Rechichi-Baker, who runs a Kalamunda framing studio with her husband Andrew.

Rechichi-Baker said many different methods are applied in printmaking. “I’ve developed a technique that is very tonal, in black and white, creating graduations of light and dark.”

She studied visual art at Curtin University, has work on display at Linton and Kay Galleries in the city and has held four solo exhibitions.

More than 70 artworks will be on show from November 13, including pieces by local artists Nick Economo and Mikaela Castledine.

The featured artist this year is popular painter Terry Cousins, whose work is highly sought after and not often available. He produces a small number of paintings each year, as he uses a time-consuming technique known as bas-relief, meaning build up, sculpt and paint.

Artworks by college students will be on display at the same time, from November 13 to 15, at the school in Lesmurdie Road.