Kate Gorringe-Smith

The Skies that Bind Us

Where are the maps of the skies? Encoded in a bird.

Look up: bird clouds.

Where is knowledge held? In the soft grey maze of the brain – impressed on the heart – inscribed on our bones? Where are the maps that migratory birds follow, spanning the sky with their annual flights, chasing the wind and splitting star-paths with the deep knowledge of when and where to go. They bind the skies with their journeys, alert to the whisper of physics and flesh, then rest when they reach home – and home again.

Kate Gorringe-Smith, May 2014

 

Kate Gorringe-Smith is a Melbourne-based printmaker. For the last six years Kate’s work has been inspired by the Bar-tailed Godwit, a migratory shorebird that travels annually to breed above the arctic circle, then returns to spend the summer in Australia. In its lifetime, these long-lived birds can make this journey so many times that they fly as many miles as from the earth to the moon.

skyward iii

skyward iii

Linocut - and watercolour

76 x 56 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$400.00 inc. GST

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Point of departure vii

Point of departure vii

Linocut - and woodblock

76 x 56 cm

Edition length: 2

Year of Print: 2016

$400.00 inc. GST

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skyward ii

skyward ii

Linocut - and watercolour

76 x 56 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$450.00 inc. GST

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Point of departure v

Point of departure v

Linocut - and woodblock

76 x 56 cm

Edition length: 2

Year of Print: 2016

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Point of departure vi

Point of departure vi

Linocut - and woodblock

76 x 56 cm

Edition length: 2

Year of Print: 2016

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Point of departure iv

Point of departure iv

Linocut - and woodblock

76 x 56 cm

Edition length: 2

Year of Print: 2016

$400.00 inc. GST

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Point of departure

Point of departure

Linocut - and woodblock

76 x 56 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$450.00 inc. GST

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Sunbirds iii

Sunbirds iii

Linocut

30 x 30 cm

Year of Print: 2014

$300.00 inc. GST

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Inclination Compass

Inclination Compass

Etching

17 x 13 cm

Edition length: 4

Year of Print: 2014

$140.00 inc. GST

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The fossil memory of the sky ii

The fossil memory of the sky ii

Linocut - and woodcut

56 x 76 cm

Year of Print: 2012

$400.00 inc. GST

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Godwits

Godwits

Etching - relief printed circular etchings

12.5 x 12.5 cm

Edition length: 3

Year of Print: 2012

$140.00 inc. GST

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Fly by Night

Fly by Night

Linocut

7 x 8.5 cm

Edition length: 9

Year of Print: 2012

$140.00 inc. GST

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The flying dream

The flying dream

Linocut - embossed and coloured linocut

12.5 x 12.5 cm

Edition length: 6

Year of Print: 2012

$140.00 inc. GST

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Flight feathers (ii)

Flight feathers (ii)

Etching - relief printed circular etching

12.5 x 12.5 cm

Edition length: 7

Year of Print: 2012

$140.00 inc. GST

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Hope (ii)

Hope (ii)

Linocut - embossed and stenciled linocut

100 x 70 cm

Edition length: 10

Year of Print: 2011

$650.00 inc. GST

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