PCA Member Q&A: Chris Ingham
‘I discovered Goya’s Los Caprichos in a bookstore and it astonished me. After that, I began searching for places offering printmaking classes, and I continued on from there.’
Chris Ingham lives in Victoria
Why do you make art?
Because I can’t imagine myself doing anything else in my spare time.
What’s your relationship to printmaking?
Well, it’s my job four days a week, as I work at the Australian Printmaking Workshop as a technician. The other three days are spent thinking about and making my own prints, with domestic duties in between. I also have a partner who’s a printmaker … So you might say it’s a pretty big part of my life.
How did you get interested in printmaking?
I tried painting initially, but it didn’t really suit my interests. Then I discovered Goya’s Los Caprichos in a bookstore and it astonished me. After that, I began searching for places offering printmaking classes, and I continued on from there.
Who is your favourite artist?
What is your favourite artwork?
I don’t really have one favourite. Different artists’ artworks have impressed me in different ways over the years. It keeps evolving.
Where do you go for inspiration?
What are you working on now?
I’m working on sketches for a lithography project that I will work on in a printmaking residency in Dresden, Germany, over Christmas.