All on a Summer’s Day, limited edition lithographic print by Charles Blackman, ed 55/90, 100 x 70cm.

Alice in the Garden, limited edition silkscreen print by Charles Blackman, edition 42/70, 75 x 105cm.

White Cat’s Garden, limited edition silkscreen print by Charles Blackman, 76 x 106cm.

Fifty Flowers, limited edition silkscreen print by Charles Blackman, 76 x 106cm.

I know it’s not ideal to share two art-related posts on two consecutive days… but I was SO drawn to this beautiful collection of limited edition silkscreen prints by reverred Australian artist Charles Blackman, and I thought I really should share them before anyone goes Mothers Day shopping! (OK so with the average price sitting at around $2500 framed, they’re a smidgen pricey for Mother’s Day, but nonetheless an incredible opportunity to own a magical work by one of Australia’s best known artists!)

These four rare collections of prints are inspired by some of Blackman’s  most iconic works, painted over the last 5 decades.  They were printed in the 1990’s and early 2000’s in collaboration between Charles Blackman and Master Printmaker Michelle Perry. The Blackman Trust has recently made available a small number of the limited-edition complete print suite portfolios, and individual original pieces, and they’re currently on show at Sydney’s Arthouse Gallery.

‘I am incredibly excited that Arthouse Gallery has the opportunity to be exhibiting these rare limited edition prints made by Charles Blackman’ says Arthouse Gallery director Ali Yeldham. ’Blackman is one of Australias most significant artists. Now aged 85, he continues to draw each day, and has dedicated his life to making some of Australia’s most memorable and inspirational paintings’.

This exhibition marks an important occasion as it is the first time that all four print suites (Blackman’s Gardens, Schoolgirls, Girls and Flowers, and 70th Birthday Celebration) have been displayed together.  If you’re in Sydney, do pop in and check out this beautiful collection at Arthouse Gallery until May 4th!  You can also download the complete catalogue with all pricing here. (be patient, it takes a moment to download).

Charles Blackman – limited edition silkscreen prints
On now until 4th May
Arthouse Gallery
6 McLachlan Avenue
Rushcutters Bay, NSW

Schoolgirl Jumping, limited edition silkscreen print by Charles Blackman, edition 18/75 75 x 105cm.

The Shadow, limited edition silkscreen print by Charles Blackman, ed 18/75, 75 x 105cm.