2010 ‘Snakes and Ladders’ – international folio of prints curated by Kavita Shah

Snakes and Ladders originated in India as a game based on morality called ‘the ladder to salvation’. This game made its way to England, and was eventually introduced in the United States of America by game pioneer Milton Bradley in 1943. The game was played widely in ancient India and reflected the Hinduism consciousness around everyday life. Impressed by the ideals behind the game, a newer version was introduced in Victorian England in 1892, possibly by John Jacques of Jacques of London. This game was perhaps invented by Hindu spiritual teachers to teach children about the effects of good deeds as opposed to bad deeds. The ladders represented virtues such as generosity, faith, humility, etc., and the snakes represented vices such as lust, anger, murder, theft, etc. The moral of the game was that a person can attain salvation through performing good deeds whereas by doing evil, one takes rebirth in lower forms of life. The number of ladders was less than the number of snakes as a reminder that treading the path of good is very difficult compared to committing sins.

2009 – Advanced Photopolymer Printmaking Workshop – BHRAG – Sat October 31 – Sun November 1

I will be running another workshop at Broken Hill, during the closing weekend of my exhibition.
About the workshop: Explore the wonderful versatility of printing with photopolymer plates. This workshop offers participants the chance to explore at a more advanced level image and plate preparation. Previous attendance at photopolymer printmaking workshops or demonstrated experience in this printmaking technique is a prerequisite for this workshop.
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Unfolding - intaglio print by Dianne Longley Broken Hill workshop with Dianne Longley

From left: Unfolding, intaglio print with inkjet chine collé, 41.5 x 29.5cm, 2008 and Balance and Counterbalance, intaglio print with inkjet chine collé, 41.5 x 29.5cm, 2007 (photographs by Michal Kluvanek)
Right: Dianne Longley (on left) with participants in the Photopolymer Printmaking Workshop held at the BHRAG in April 2008. (picture BHRAG website)