Australian Galleries is delighted to present a dynamic collaborative selection of works on paper by over 50 contemporary Australian artists, both established and emerging. This astutely curated paper fair features traditional printmaking processes; etching, drypoint, lithography, screenprint, linocut, mezzotint, stencil, monoprint and woodcuts, with contemporary works in watercolour and gouache, and is a remarkable showcase of the integrity, quality and breadth of artists who exhibit with Australian Galleries Melbourne and Sydney.
In addition to this selection, we are thrilled to be presenting a solo exhibition of the intricately detailed, unique state linocuts of celebrated printmaker Dianne Fogwell.
Dianne’s reverence and respect for the natural world and the fragility of our environment are recurring themes throughout her prints, paintings and artist books. Divided World presents a magnificent body of recent work reflecting the artist’s explorations of both natural and unnatural disasters. Fogwell explores in this series of intricate linocuts, the impact of fire on humankind, flora and fauna.
“As an artist I am drawn towards the transience and fragility of the natural world. I like to create a feeling of hope in the image or message using my personal environment like a microcosm of a more global view. To understand what it must be like to be the bird, the tree or just in the space when a fire occurs. The before, after, the moment of destruction or the portent of what is coming and at times the moment of regeneration where the new replaces the old. I do this with my ‘alphabet of images’, the blocks of birds, insects, flora and fauna, old and new specimens that I keep collecting. I feel I am paying them homage and creating their stories as they play a part in history.” - Dianne Fogwell, 2019
Dianne Fogwell’s poignant and powerful works invite the viewer to contemplate the cycles of life. Her captivating imagery eloquently portrays the rhythms of anticipation, destruction and renewal.
Sydney Contemporary - Paper Contemporary is current from 12 - 15 September 2019.