Now showing at APW

Australian Print Workshop Collie Print Trust Printmaking Fellowship Exhibition  

Belinda Fox: Still / Life                  

11 June – 30 July 2022  

 

Australian Print Workshop is delighted to present Still / Life, a major new body of work in the print medium by leading contemporary artist Belinda Fox. 

This exhibition is the culmination of Belinda Fox’s 2021 Australian Print Workshop Collie Print Trust Printmaking Fellowship. The Fellowship provided the opportunity for Belinda to undertake an ambitious collaborative printmaking project with APW Printers to produce a suite of original prints including a set of 12 monoprints.

With what Fox describes as a ‘playful’ approach to printmaking, the artist worked with APW Printers Martin King and Simon White to explore unconventional techniques in intaglio etching, lithography, stencil work and collage to develop the suite.

This body of work is a meditation on Fox’s experience of returning home to Australia after considerable time abroad including in the Netherlands and Singapore. Reflecting on this transition, the works explore themes of movement, rupture, dislocation and belonging in a powerful evocation of the beauty and complexity of human life. Incorporating a range of printmaking techniques, collage and hand colouring, the prints flow freely around nature, moving through space, fractured, and always dislocated by a central line, then forming in several works as two hemispheres of a moon jar resting on a solid foundation. Whole and no longer adrift but with the wandering lines now inscribed on the body of the vessel, a part of its form.

For Fox, these works are an expression of “the coming and going of life, its meandering and windy turns, its messiness, and beauty, and ultimately a quest of trying to make sense of what home is to me. The works ebb and flow and perhaps offer no real solutions except a feeling of searching and investigating the nature of what it is to be living.”

These beautifully rendered and technically accomplished original fine art prints are on display at Australian Print Workshop Gallery from 11 June to 30 July 2022.

Belinda Fox is a multidisciplinary artist, working across the mediums of printmaking, painting, ceramics, and sculpture. She has won numerous awards including the Paul Guest Drawing Prize, the Burnie Print Prize and the Silk Cut Award. She has participated in major survey exhibitions of contemporary Australian printmaking in the UK, China and Australian Regional galleries. Her work has been collected by National, Regional and Corporate collections in Australia and Internationally.

For a full pricelist of available work, please contact the APW Gallery on 03 94195466 or at: gallery@australianprintworkshop.com

Image: Belinda Fox, Still / Life I, lithograph with collage and stencilled hand-colour, 100cm x 69.5cm (overall). Produced in collaboration with APW Printers, at Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, 2022.

 

Artist Showcase

5 Press: Conversations

7 June – 30 July 2022  

5 Press is a Melbourne-based art collective made up of five artists – August Carpenter, Cheralyn Lim, Jaime Powell, Sarah McConnell and Sophie Westerman. They experiment with the artist book medium with a focus on handmade forms and printmaking techniques. The artists have their own distinct practices, each favouring different artistic media including drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.   
  
August Carpenter explores landscapes both real and recalled. Her work examines interactions between person and place, in particular the effect emotion has in manipulating memory.

Cheralyn Lim is an artist and emerging conservator. She uses paint, paper and fabric to create colourful collages. Her layered works test material saturation and opacity, combining abstract forms and gestural marks to explore interactions of colour, texture and shape. 

Jaime Powell explores printmaking in a spatial practice, using prints to investigate scale, pattern and tessellation. In installations consisting of multiple prints, organic imagery is created by aligning simple geometries or patterns. 

Sarah McConnell is a Melbourne-based artist and cartoonist working across painting, drawing and printmaking. As a committed climate and forest activist, her work focuses on the destructive impacts of humanity on the Earth and the ongoing struggle to protect it. 

Sophie Westerman makes work that has a narrative, whose content is often inspired by playwriting, short fiction and poetry, as well drawn from personal experiences.  

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