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This Video shows Shana’s artists’ books from 2010 – 2015

The audio from this video (below) aired on ABC radio national as part of the Books and Arts Program on 5th October 2015

It wasn’t the book, or even the Disney movie, that first sparked WA artist Shana James’s interest in Alice in Wonderland. Instead it was a 1971 American audio recording of the story, that was played on repeat in the artist’s childhood home.

Her new exhibition of linocuts, Understanding Alice takes a new slant on the well-known story. In the pictures, Alice is often on the hunt for the White Rabbit, sometimes even using a rabbit trap.’To me the rabbit represents knowing,’ Shana James says.

‘As Alice searches for the rabbit she is searching for knowing, sureness and confidence. The rabbit is elusive. She wants these things so much. She even has a rabbit trap and risks maiming the thing that she desires.’

This video (below) shows the process of drypoint printing with information about the ideas behind the artwork.

The following video shows Shana printing a large scale drypoint ala poupee.

Creating a large scale linocut. Carving and printing. The finished work – six impossible things befor Breakfast has been hand-painted by the artist and is available from STALA CONTEPORARY gallery in Perth , Western Australia.

Shana teaches a Linocut Workshop in Ubud Bali, following video shows the workshop go to for more information

The following video is a teaching STEAM project created by Shana James and taught in collaboration with Arif Satar for the City of Kwinana, rolled out in four schools.

Come and Join us Making Linocuts in Ubud Bali. Shana runs this workshop every year in Ubud. For dates and more detailed information go to:

Exhibition of Shana James and Ebony Russell plus Students of Ubud Art Workshops Linocut Retreat in Bali.