May 11, 2022
Emma Fielden’s ‘Confluence I’ has been selected as a finalist in 2022 National Works on Paper prize at The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. ‘Confluence’ is a meditation on confluence and divergence: coming together and moving apart. The two sheets of paper start out flat, edges touching, wet ink meeting at a single point. As the ink dries and becomes hard, the paper buckles, shifts and distorts. The paper allows itself to be moved by the ink. The two halves that were once joined remain side-by-side, however, they never quite fit back together.
An MPRG exhibition
13 August to 27 November 2022
The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s National Works on Paper was established in 1998 and incorporated the former Spring Festival of Drawing and the Prints Acquisitive which began in 1973.
NWOP supports and promotes contemporary Australian artists working on or with paper. This diverse exhibition provides a survey of what’s happening in contemporary art across Australia today. Traditional approaches to working with paper are explored alongside works that incorporate new technologies, pushing the boundaries of the medium and expanding our appreciation of what working with and on paper can be.
Peter ATKINS, Graham BADARI, Elizabeth BANFIELD, Kathryn BLUMKE, Glennys BRIGGS, Deidre BROLLO, Jennifer BUNTINE, Matt BUTTERWORTH, Fiona CABASSI, Jon CAMPBELL, Susanna CASTLEDEN, Jacky CHENG, Brian CHEUNG, Matthew CLARKE, Tim COAD, Timothy COOK, Julie DAVIES, Christopher DAY, Ngilan Margaret DODD, Megan EVANS, Philip FAULKS, Emma FIELDEN, Robert FIELDING, Nigel FITTON, Todd FULLER, Gloria GAVENOR, Julia GORMAN, Kate GORRINGE-SMITH, Mandy GUNN, Marie HAGERTY, Amber HAMMAD, Euan HENG, Bridget HILLEBRAND, Anna HOYLE, Alana HUNT, Eliza HUTCHISON, Eunice Napanangka JACK, Lisa JONES, Locust JONES, Mathew JONES, Col JORDAN, David KEATING, Nicholas MANGAN, Brian MARTIN, AHC McDONALD, Callum McGRATH, Rob McLEISH, Jennifer MILLS, Ray MONDE, Kent MORRIS, Dhambit MUNUŊGURR, Gavin NAMARNYILK, Glen NAMUNDJA, Mitjili NAPURRULA, Yuria OKAMURA, Tom POLO, Jasmine POOLE, Lucienne RICKARD, Brian ROBINSON, Teho ROPEYARN, Sangeeta SANDRASEGAR, Theo STRASSER, Marina STROCCHI, Cyrus TANG, Sherna TEPERSON, Cheryl THORNTON, Columbiere TIPUNGWUTI, Justine VARGA, Lisa WAUP, Kim WESTCOTT, Paul WHITE, Laura WILLIAMS, Joel WOLTER, Pedro WONAEAMIRRI, Michelle Woody MINNAPINNI, Tiger YALTANGKI, Belinda YEE, Gutiŋarra YUNUPIŊU
Judges: Clothilde Bullen, Head of Indigenous Programs and Initiatives and Curator of Indigenous Art, AGWA, Max Delany, Artistic Director and CEO, ACCA, Jenna Lee, artist, NWOP finalist 2020 and Danny Lacy, Director Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.
Image Caption: ‘Confluence I’, 2020, diptych, ink on 300gsm Arches paper, deep white box frame, 74 x 45 cm
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