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Road Repairs

Pip Lewi + Paul Sutherland


Road Repairs is an ambitious and collaborative large scale print work, combining solvent transferred photographic prints, drypoint intaglio, screen-printed ink drawings and marks with gesso and bitumen on cotton rag. This work was begun during the first Perth lockdown in early 2020. The artists say of their work, “Lockdown for Pip meant they had a chance to pay attention to subtle details of their surrounding neighbourhood; given the time to go for long walks down their street every day with few other commitments or places to go, the patterns created by the bitumen in local asphalt roads became a source of intrigue and inspiration.” Built up in complex, textural layers, mirroring the surface wear and tear of tyre marked roads and bitumen repairs over apshalt. This work encourages viewers not only to pay attention to detail, but to imagine and recognise patterns more broadly,  and to see in bitumen rivulets, echoes of the outlines of tiled roofs, powerlines, streetlights, signs and traffic islands. Road Repairs is one of 51 works selected as finalists in the 2021 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award.

Artist Pip Lewi + Paul Sutherland

Pip Lewi and Paul Sutherland, collectively, are finalists in the 2021 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award.

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Pip Lewi + Paul Sutherland

Product Information

  • Materials

    Solvent transfer, screenprint, intaglio, acrylic, gesso and bitumen on cotton rag

  • Size

    90cm h x 357cm w

  • Made


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