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Celebrating Townsville Exhibition - The Artists

Educational resources regarding the artists participating in JCU Library's "Celebrating Townsville" exhibition for the T150 project

Gecko

Gecko, by Lucy T Smith

Lucy T. SMITH
b.1968 Australia
Gecko 1993
Watercolour on illustration board with printed overlay
27 x 20 cm
Purchased for the James Cook University
Art Collection in 1994
Photograph: Michael Marzik

Gecko, by Lucy T Smith
Gecko (1993),
by Lucy T. Smith (1968- ).
Photograph: Michae
l Marzik

ARTIST STATEMENT

Smith has stated, “an earlier piece, this illustration aimed to tell the viewer a bit more about the common house geckos which can be found in Townsville houses. I always loved geckos. When it was made in 1993, producing an overlay with text and images was a difficult and time-consuming process – it had to be made from cut up bits of text and ruled lines which were photographed and then printed using a “bromide” machine. The same effect could now be achieved in about five minutes on the computer, using photoshop!”

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