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Born Sydney 1953. First studied at the National Art School and Shillito Design School, Sydney followed by post graduate studies in printmaking at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. In 1985 awarded a research scholarship by the Japanese Government to attend The Printmaking Dept., The National University of Fine Art, Tokyo to undertake postgraduate studies in Traditional Japanese woodblock printing.


During her career as an artist printmaker Roslyn Kean has taught at universities both nationally and in the UK.  Her specialised area of Traditional Japanese methods of relief printing has enabled her to offer unique workshops throughout Australia. Currently she is the Director of The Stables Print Studio, Sydney where she works and offers unique open studio days to share her skills.


Her prints are deeply lyrical, contemplative and highly evocative.   Whether of ancient patterns or her own drawings from her black bamboo garden seriality, and a sense of pattern have remained crucial ingredients in her work. The prints possess a serenity and simplicity, bordering on minimalism but totally devoid of severity, instead posess a sense of quiet and order.


These most recent works are derived form studies into the rhetorical triangle.

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