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Alice Oehr:
Freshly Wrapped

Artist Alice Oehr discusses her new show at Lamington Drive, Freshly Wrapped. Opening at Lamington Drive, 52 Budd Street, Collingwood, until 17 March.

March 6, 2018
In Interviews,
Exhibition

Imprint: How was the work developed technically and what were some of the challenges involved?

Alice Oehr: I worked from real references—and hundreds of photos that resulted from me obsessing over this theme for at least three years.

I was determined to silkscreen the pieces as I consider it to be the most beautiful medium perhaps of all time, for my taste—I am a designer rather than a fine artist after all. This was challenging as I am not a hugely precise person and hand-pulled screenprints require a lot of neatness and precision. Luckily, I met a master printer who gave me a wonderful internship of sorts with him—so I was able to achieve the finish I was after with very limited print wastage.

Imprint: What future projects are you working on?

Alice Oehr: More silkscreens! And a new book on a subject that’s not about food.

Freshly Wrapped is at Lamington Drive, 52 Budd Street, Collingwood, until 17 March.

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Imprint: How was the work developed technically and what were some of the challenges involved?

Alice Oehr: I worked from real references—and hundreds of photos that resulted from me obsessing over this theme for at least three years.

I was determined to silkscreen the pieces as I consider it to be the most beautiful medium perhaps of all time, for my taste—I am a designer rather than a fine artist after all. This was challenging as I am not a hugely precise person and hand-pulled screenprints require a lot of neatness and precision. Luckily, I met a master printer who gave me a wonderful internship of sorts with him—so I was able to achieve the finish I was after with very limited print wastage.

Imprint: What future projects are you working on?

Alice Oehr: More silkscreens! And a new book on a subject that’s not about food.

Freshly Wrapped is at Lamington Drive, 52 Budd Street, Collingwood, until 17 March.