Cuts Both Ways

© Sydney University Museums.  Hide Kawanishi. Miss Kobe 1931

Cuts both ways explored the phenomenon of the worldwide development of woodcuts and linocuts from the 1920s to 1940s. Focusing on the rich collection of Australian and international prints in the University Art Collection, the exhibition reveals the interrelationship of modernism and the rise of the relief print at the time.

Artists in the exhibition include; Margaret Preston, Adrian Feint, Ethel Spowers along with Japanese masters Kôshirô Onchi, Kawanishi Hide and an exciting new addition to the collection by Tadashige Ono.


University Art Gallery
Exhibition dates: 23 March – 4 May 2008

Image: Hide Kawanishi. Miss Kobe 1931. Woodcut on paper.
Dr. M. J Morrissey Bequest Fund in memory of Professor A. L Sadler, 1984. Purchased 1996. University of Sydney Art Collection