Congratulations Dianne Fogwell, Winner of the Megalo International Print Prize 2019, with ‘Pollen Musica Continuum – infinite’ 2018, linocut, perforation – artists’ book, 41 x 39 x 5 cm (pictured above)
‘The intrinsic beauty and poetic dance of the process of pollination intrigues me and has been the basis for this artist book. When insects, birds and animals visit flowers to harvest their essence there is a sensual choreography that is fundamental to the world’s biodiversity. This was the starting point in 2014. Now the world’s bees are dying at an alarming rate and the time of the robotic bee is here. The ‘dance language’ is now a response through a set of coded messages – hovering in grid-like patterns to perform actions for a functional purpose. The book ends in 2018 because the poetics and the imagining are lost; the sensory, the contact and the mapping have been subverted. Pollen Musica Continuum – infinite is a soft folded piece to be experienced as a continuous ribbon in a random arrangement. The music is still present but is now silent.’- Dianne Fogwell
Congratulations also to David Frazer whose stunning work ‘The Tangled Wood (composition 1)’ 2018, etching, 80 x 120 cm, edition 40 has been Highly Commended in the prize.
‘This etching started with one plate and it grew organically from plate to plate, the composition developing as it went along; disorderly like the bush itself, strangely beautiful yet tense and uncomfortable. I see “wood” as a metaphor for “man”.’ – David Frazer
Both of these works are currently exhibited at the Megalo Print Studio + Gallery, 21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston ACT 2604 until 6 April 2019.
To view all finalists in this years award click here.
Dianne Fogwell will also be exhibiting work in Australian Galleries’ upcoming exhibition in Melbourne ‘About the Land’ from 26 March to 12 April 219 and David Frazer will be exhibiting from 28 May to 16 June 2019.