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The National Gallery of Australia has opened its major new exhibition, Cressida Campbell.

Cressida Campbell

A celebration of Australia’s leading artist, the exhibition is part of the gallery’s Know My Name series and its 40th anniversary celebrations.

Featuring over 140 of her woodcuts and woodblock paintings ranging from her earliest to her latest works, the exhibition takes visitors on a journey into the imagination and life of artist Cressida Campbell with her largest exhibition ever at this day.

The four-decade career of Campbell, a renowned colorist whose work blends printmaking and painting, demonstrates her ability to blur the line between art and life by translating the everyday into the extraordinary.

Acquired on the occasion of the gallery’s 40th anniversary, the painting on wood Nocturnal bedroom is considered a watershed moment in Campbell’s practice. It will be added to Canberra’s permanent collection.

“Cressida Campbell is one of Australia’s most important contemporary artists,” said gallery director Nick Mitzevich.

“Cressida has developed a unique approach to woodcuts that is as beautiful as it is idiosyncratic. This practice is drawn from years of study and experimentation, and combines painting and printmaking to document his home, his art, his life.