Image above: Dianne Fogwell Latency 2021 linocut unique 150 x 375 cm
Congratulations to Dianne Fogwell who has been announced as the winner of the 2021 Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards for her work, Latency.
‘I started dreaming about fire after my mother died some years ago. Last summer, watching the smoke rolling in quiet and dense over Canberra brought these dreams and subsequent investigations into a new realm of contemplation.
My multiple panelled work ‘Latency’ is the about fragile veils of landscape waiting for what is to come. The work is printed on both sides to encourage a feeling of both looking in and looking out through a curtain, but both with a sense of disquiet, of unknowing, but also with a knowing that something this way comes that we must next endure.
There is a great collective sadness in losing the idea of the Australian bush as ‘eternal’ or ‘invincible’, but there is always hope for regeneration of both place and spirit.‘ – Dianne Fogwell, 2021
The Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards continue a long tradition of prize exhibitions staged by Geelong Gallery and reflect a longstanding commitment to the acquisition and display of prints.
This nationally acclaimed acquisitive prize exhibition features entries from around Australia by established and emerging printmakers representing the diversity of current practice through both traditional printmaking techniques as well as contemporary processes.
The finalists’ exhibition is current at Geelong Gallery until Sunday 17 October, 2021. For more information, visit the Geelong Gallery website.
We are very much looking forward to Dianne’s upcoming exhibition ‘Something This Way Comes’ at Australian Galleries in early in 2022. To view a selection of Dianne’s new works in our stock rooms, click here.
Image above: Dianne Fogwell Bequeath 2021 linocut unique 61 x 74.5 cm
Image above: Dianne Fogwell Day spring 2021 linocut unique 52 x 39.5 cm
Image above: Dianne Fogwell Waiting 2021 linocut unique 39 x 35 cm