Rust Blooms is a joint exhibition by Julienne Francis and Celia Walker
at Depot Gallery in Devonport from 2-14 November,
exploring the random and unexpected effects of rust printing
in both wall-hung works and three-dimensional artists’ books.
The varying hues of weathered iron are incorporated with other print processes in a range of new work.
Both artists have been accumulating discarded objects and fragments
that are used for eco-printing onto mulberry, kozo and other printmaking papers.
The shifting rust tones are used for works that look at nature, history and more abstract forms.