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Iniva is delighted to announce a new limited edition print by Alida Rodrigues to accompany her residency and exhibition Anthologia during October 2014.

This small, affordable edition of 30 giclée digital prints has been created from one of Rodrigues iconic black and white portrait photographs, which features a distinctive spiked Australian wildflower addition from the plant genus Banksia for which the print has been named. The plant collage addition runs off the postcard and into the print which has been created on a 100% cotton rich German Etch paper.

Rodrigues work consists of a found black-and-white photographs from the 19th century. These original ‘postcards’ were self-portraits of individuals, couples and families sent to their loved ones as mementos and communiqués. The faces of some of these anonymous subjects are obscured by botanical illustrations, and named after a plant genus. Playing with tropes of identity, traditional hand-painted photography, history and collage, Rodrigues performs the role of a botanist, painstakingly crafting, cataloguing and naming the specimens in her collection.

Alida Rodrigues will be exhibiting and developing work in our education space during October 2014. Iniva is providing Rodrigues with an open studio to enable a dialogue with visitors and provide an opportunity for her to experiment with her practice. During this time, the public are invited to view both an existing and a developing body of work within the space.

This is a unique opportunity to own one of Alida’s works, produced in collaboration with Iniva solely for the Anthologia residency.



Digital, giclee print on Somerset Velvet 255gsm

Edition of 30, signed and numbered recto

29.7 x 21 cm (A4)