MEGALO OPENS PASSENGER

What a fantastic opening night we had for Surya Bajracharya's Passenger. Opened by Emeritus Professor Patsy Payne (ANU Printmedia + Drawing). Thanks to all who braved the chilly night to come along and see this wonderful body of work consisting of stunning monotypes and lithographs. There's plenty of time to catch this exhibition which runs through to Sat 28th July - don't miss it!

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Surya Bajracharya’s Passenger comprises two individual bodies of work– a series of lithographs, and a series of monotypes – created in parallel and in response to the same subject. The lithographs depict snatches of scenery and features of the landscape; the monotypes are more elusive, all light and shade, push and pull, vastness and obscurity. The lithographs, with their exacting, intricate mark-making, seem to disintegrate a moment travelled in time while pulling it into myopic focus. The monotypes project – and elicit – an emotive response. Side by side in diptychs they resonate and reflect, form a rhythm and pulse. Two portraits, monotypes of the artist’s children, like pin-drops or anchors, are deeply personal markers of the artist in these visual documents of an otherwise unspecified journey. Bajracharya’s duplicity of approach presents what is seen in real terms, as well as what is felt and can be taken with us, to capture the feeling of being pulled along through life, aware that the path is beyond your control. Ultimately what we see is processed through the lens of individual experience and a reflection of inner lives – the metaphoric peaks and horizons, skeleton branches and billowing cloud of places real or imagined, familiar or unknown. - Yolande Norris, 2018

 

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE - LEAH BULLEN

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Our final artist in residence for 2017 was Leah Bullen. Leah has been working toward a Doctor of Philosophy, in practice-led research (Painting), at the School of Art and Design, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT.

While in residence she worked on some incredible monotypes. It was an absolute pleasure to have her in the studios and great to see such careful attention paid to such a unique printmaking technique. Many of her monotypes are large scale and take many hours and days to produce. 

On Wednesday the 11th of April Leah's PHD work will be featured alongside fellow artists Naomi Zower (Textiles) and Phil Page (Painting) at the ANU. The exhibition is part of the Visual Arts HDR Graduate Season program. Don't miss this great opportunity to see Leah's delicious works in the flesh. Details below:

Visual Arts HDR Graduate Season Exhibition 2
Opens: 6pm Wednesday 11 April 2018
Venue: ANU School of Art and Design Gallery
For further information visit the ANU website HERE.


 

MEMBER NEWS - ANNIKA ROMEYN MONOTYPES in the PRESS STUDIO

Megalo member Annika Romeyn has been working incredibly hard over the last few months on a series of stunning monotypes. She has created each of these large panels in the studios which then sit together to make up complete works. You can see these fantastic works on show at Annika's upcoming solo exhibition 'Precipice' at ANCA from Oct 4-22. The exhibition opening will be held at 6pm on the 4th October at ANCA Gallery in Dickson ACT. There will also be a musical response to the exhibition composed and performed by Holly Downes + Chris Stone at 2pm on Saturday 21 October, also at ANCA Dickson.

Annika Romeyn in her ANCA Dickson studio with her monotype work 'Chasm 3', 2017

Annika Romeyn in her ANCA Dickson studio with her monotype work 'Chasm 3', 2017

Annika Romeyn 'Chasm 1' monotype 228 x 168cm, 2017

Annika Romeyn 'Chasm 1' monotype 228 x 168cm, 2017

Annika Romeyn in her ANCA Dickson studio with her monotype work 'Chasm 3', 2017

Annika Romeyn in her ANCA Dickson studio with her monotype work 'Chasm 3', 2017