Traveller (II)

30” x 25” (76 x 64cm) monotype on Arches fine art paper 1996. Made by Chris Gollon at Glasgow Print Studio (see p.242 of the Gollon biography ‘Humanity in Art’ by art historian Tamsin Pickeral).

This monotype was one of the first Chris Gollon ever produced, which he made when he was invited to work at the Glasgow Print Studio in 1996. He was there to make etchings with acquatint, working with master printmaker Murray Robertson. While the plates he had etched were being put through the press to create the editions, Gollon found himself with time on his hands and was offered the opportunity to make monotypes. It was a printmaking process he took to immediately, and this first series he names the Traveller series, since at the time he had begun his major series of paintings Road To Narragonia. The making of the Traveller series is described on p.242 of the Gollon biography ‘Humanity in Art’ by art historian Tamsin Pickeral). This monotype also features in the 2019 film installation FIREWALL, a collaboration with the Sleaford Mods, a work of art, music and film premiered in the major museum retrospective CHRIS GOLLON: Beyond the Horizon at Huddersfield Art Gallery 12th Oct 2019 – 4th January 2020. It was also shown in the museum exhibition, and therefore has museum provenance.