August 30th, 2011 by Anita


Anita Laurence lives and works in King Valley, North East Victoria with her husband master printmaker Bill Young. Together they operate professional printmaking studios that cater for their own ongoing collaborative projects and those of visiting artists.

‘Under a Blue Sky’ linocut 60x84cm


Where We Live

September 9th, 2019 by Anita Laurence

I am thrilled to be a to be exhibiting in Melbourne. ‘Where We Live’ is an exhibition of a selection of linocut prints and etchings that celebrates the landscape I live in with a focus on architecture. The starting point begins from my home in King Valley where the central building of a farm cottage sits in a layered landscape with iconic shaped trees and buildings including the distinctive tobacco kilns silhouetted in the distance and far-off mountains in the background.

The exhibition is at ART AT ST FRANCIS 326 Lonsdale St Melbourne from Tuesday 24th September till Monday 21st October
The gallery space is open Monday to Friday 9am -5pm and Sunday 9am -3pm

From country to city I find ‘where we live’ to be an inspiring subject matter where I can explore shape, texture, space and contrast in linocuts or the line, texture and pattern in an etching.

Printed in our King Valley Studio by my husband, Master Printmaker Bill Young, who has also handcrafted the frames from upcycled Kauri Pine floorboards.

If you are in or near Melbourne I hope you get an opportunity to pop in to see this body of work.

Middle Ground

April 3rd, 2019 by Anita Laurence

Feature artist exhibition
5 APRIL – 6 MAY 2019
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Gallery Hours: Fri-Sat 10am – 4pm – Sun-Mon 11am – 4pm
Or by appointment
Located at Milawa Cheese Factory site
3/17 Milawa – Bobinawarra Road, MILAWA 3678

This new, rare and exciting range of colourful paintings focuses on iconic elements within the King Valley and adjoining regional landscape. The paintings include houses, churches, silos, fields, sheds, trees, paddocks, hills and other beautiful features of the local environment that I often utilise and have painted in extraordinary detail.

Layers of Settlement

April 1st, 2019 by Anita Laurence

I’m thrilled to also be in this group exhibition at The Art Vault in Mildura

Middle Ground exhibition of new paintings

March 19th, 2019 by Anita Laurence
Taking a coffee break from painting
This summer I have been inspired by the intense colours of the pink, mauve and purple crepe myrtles that line the streets and grace the front yards of homes in Wangaratta. The dry summer makes me notice that the colours and the patterns of harvest still abound in the landscape against the intense green of the ripening grape vines. I have been painting on canvas this summer, exploring all these elements in my local landscape and other places that are near and dear to me.

You will be able to see these new paintings at my exhibition
Middle Ground 5 April – 6 May  at Off Centre Gallery + Studio
in Milawa VIC ( Milawa Cheese Factory Complex)

To be opened on Saturday 6 April 3pm bySimone Nolan, Gallery Director Wangaratta Art Gallery

Group exhibitions I am currently in

Drawing From the Line
34 Artists make a printmaking response to poetry, quotations and the words that shape us.
Cascade Art Gallery 1A Fountain St Maldon VIC
Exhibition can be viewed March 5 till May 5

Burnie Print Prize 2019
The Burnie Print Prizeis one of Australia’s richest printmaking awards.
63 artists were selected for this year’s exhibition and competition. 
Award opening 22 March and continues until 5 May
Burnie Regional Art Gallery
77-79 Wilmot Street
Burnie TAS 

The Long Summer Salon

January 11th, 2019 by Anita Laurence

The first exhibition of the year at Cascade Art
1A Fountain St Maldon
Opening 2pm on Saturday 12 January

The exhibition will be open between
Saturday 12 Jan – 3 Mar, 2019.

Gallery Director Kareen Anchen cordially invites you to join the Artists to celebrate the Official Opening of The Long Summer Salon at Cascade Art Gallery, Maldon.

To be officially opened by Kim Bennett, Creative Arts Facilitator, Regional Arts Victoria.


Roz Avent, Dean Bowen, Lyn Raymer, David Frazer, Anita Laurence, Robert Maclaurin, Liaadan Fahbien, John Howley, Judy Holding, Hilary Finch, Clayton Tremlett, Kyoko Imazu, Jeff Gardner, Rhyll Plant, David Moore, Anne Smith, KJ Bishop, Michael Leunig, Sam Varian, Kevin Foley, Kareen Anchen, Nicky Carey, Lydia Poljak, Phillip Edwards, Betsy Forster, Smiley Williams, Brendan Nicholl, Louise Davidson

Exhibition can be viewed from the 2nd of January until the 3rd of March, 2019.

Contact Information

Gallery Director – Kareen Anchen  
0408 844 152 / 03 5475 1053
Open: Tue – Sun | 10:00am – 5:00pm
1A Fountain St / PO Box 180 Maldon VIC 3463