Warwick Art Gallery director Karina Devine discusses the technique of wood-cutting and the resulting artwork with Nancy and Ivan Hancock.
Warwick Art Gallery director Karina Devine discusses the technique of wood-cutting and the resulting artwork with Nancy and Ivan Hancock. Deanna Millard

Wood carving becomes art

WHILE it was a bitterly cold autumn evening outside, the Warwick Art Gallery provided a beautiful summer escape when its new exhibition was officially opened on Friday night.

A rare and unique style of art, Days of Summer by Salvatore Sofrea depicts a variety of images through wood-cut prints.

The medium of wood-cutting involves carving an image into wood, painting it, pressing it onto thin Japanese paper and colouring it from there.

Art gallery director Karina Devine said it was the technique involved in this particular style that fascinated those who attended the opening.

"You don't really see it much anymore," Ms Devine said.

"It's originally a Japanese technique.

"There are a lot of things people can relate to as far as our environment goes with bellbirds and native Australian flowers."

Days of Summer will be on display until July 1.



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