Artist and printmaker Sophie Westerman will showcase a series of limited-edition fine art prints in Hub Furniture’s Melbourne and Sydney showrooms as part of her exhibition Close Distance.
This body of work, curated in collaboration with Hub Furniture, focuses on architectural structures in their most minimal forms. Sophie explores the relationships between buildings and their facades - and the spaces created between them – by using copper etching plates in a variety of textures, shapes and sizes as building blocks to create an image. Layering and experimenting with
combinations of these copper plates produces surprising compositions that challenge notions surrounding structure and space.
EXHIBITION | Thursday 2 November 2017 - 7 December 2017
About the artist:
Sophie Westerman is a Melbourne-based artist and printmaker whose work employs a variety of
different printmaking techniques such as etching, monoprinting and lithography.
“I use image making as a medium for communicating thoughts and feelings which are difficult to
achieve through real world interactions,” says Sophie.
She finds that her working style lends itself well to the freedom of experimentation and play.
“I like to switch between a range of mediums, as it forces me to approach my work from different
Sophie works primarily from her studio at the Hawthorn Arts Center, as well as the Australian Print
Workshop in Fitzroy and Firestation Print Studio in Armadale. She is also one of the founding
members of 5 Press; a Melbourne-based art collective with a focus on producing handmade artists’
books and prints.