Melbourne, 24 Nov 2021 — 18 Dec 2021

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A Kind of Prayer
- David Frazer

David Frazer interprets the song ‘Love Letter’ by Nick Cave

David Frazer discovered wood engraving in 1996 and it was love at first sight. After not realising his ambition to become a songwriter or a rock star, he describes wood engraving as being as close as he would get to writing a song in order to connect with people and to stir some emotion. Substituting classic heartbreaking ballads for narrative illustrations and poetic text, his chosen medium displays empathy for the misfits and the lost man.

‘Frazer’s latest body of work revisits his love of song as a medium for storytelling, with his ‘lost man’ finding a voice in Nick Cave’s lyrics to ‘Love Letter’ from the album ‘No More Shall We Part’. Cave’s evocative text “a plea”, “a petition”, “a kind of prayer” set the scene for Frazer’s dramatic images. Here, the lost man is faced with the loss of love and makes an impassioned plea for its return.

– excerpt from catalogue essay by Caroline Field, 2021

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