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Dianne Fogwell’s practice is centred on printmaking, painting and artist’s books.  Using a repertoire of familiar images, Dianne uses pared back tones to illuminate parts of the landscape that usually go unnoticed in our daily lives.  Her works often appear as imaginary, almost hallucinatory, dreamscapes and create a story that flows from work to work like pages of text or music.  Dianne’s artistic process enhances this poetic nature of her work as she allows the images to emerge on the paper, rather than from a preconceived image.  Her inspiration derives from the surrounding landscape of her North Canberra studio, where she intuitively draws her daily observations of Australian flora and fauna.  Environmental concerns play a significant role in her practice and she has long been fascinated by bees and the role they play in the important cycle of pollination.   As Dianne says, “The intrinsic beauty and poetic dance of the process of pollination intrigues me…When insects, birds and animals visit flowers to harvest their essence there is a sensual choreography that is fundamental to the world’s biodiversity…”    Recent artist’s books and works on paper explore the devastation caused by bush fires to the environment.  These powerful works demonstrate an exceptional level of skill while displaying her ongoing exploration of the print medium.

In a career spanning thirty years, Canberra artist Dianne Fogwell has had many solo exhibitions locally and interstate, and participated in group exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including the 1st Seoul International Artist Book Fair in Korea.  She has made a major contribution to the arts community in Canberra through her art practice, teaching, curating and establishing press and print studios.  Dianne has been the recipient of numerous awards.  In 2020, she was the winner of the Libris Awards: Australian Artists’ Book Prize.  ­She was announced as the winner of the 2019 Megalo International Print Prize and won the People’s Choice Award for the same prize in 2020.   She was also a finalist and Special Prize winner at the 2019 Ulsan International Woodcut Print Biennale in South Korea.   In 2017, Dianne won both the Geelong Acquisitive Print Award and the Banyule Award for Works on Paper.  Her work is represented in many public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, National Library of Australia, Artbank, Australian War Memorial, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Art Institute of Chicago (USA) and the National Museum for Women in the Arts (Washington, USA).

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      $$7,800 Fight or flight - linocut, two panels, unique, 109 x 158cm

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      $$4,500 Fire - artist book, linocut, hardcover with solander box, unique, 25x34.5x3cm (closed) 25x724.5cm (open), CUSTOM BOX

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      $$3,900 Familiar - linocut on rag paper, Unique, 107.5 x 77cm, unframed

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      $$3,500 Insight - oil, linocut on gesso board, 59 x 49cm

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      $$3,200 Flock - linocut on archival rag paper, unique, 78.5 x 60.5cm, framed

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      $$2,250 I thought I was in a war zone - artist book, 25 pages, linocuts and burn drawings, unique, 23 x 12 x 3cm (closed)

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      $$2,250 Home - linocut, unique, 51 x 78.5cm

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      $$2,250 Destination - linocut, unique, 51 x 78.5cm

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      $$2,250 Neighbourhood - linocut, unique, 51 x 78.5cm

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      $$2,250 Territory - linocut, unique, 51 x 78.5cm

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      $$1,800 New World - artist book, soft cover, concertina binding, linocut, Magnani 350gsm, unique, 19 x 27 x 3cm

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      $$1,800 specimen B1 - Antill Street - linocut, 1/5, 100 x 70cm

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      $$1,800 specimen A1 - Federal Highway - linocut, 2/5, 100 x 70cm

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      $$1,800 specimen D1 - Illawarra Highway - linocut, 4/5, 70 x 100cm

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      $$1,800 specimen E1 - Commonwealth Avenue - linocut, 2/5, 100 x 70cm

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      $$750 Protea - linocut, 6/10, 70 x 33cm

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      $$750 Waratah - linocut, 10/10, 70 x 33cm

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      $$750 Daffodil - linocut, 6/10, 70 x 33cm

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      $$220 Lost bird - specimen no. 119 - linocut, unique, 26 x 34cm paper size, UNFRAMED

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      $$200 Discerning - linocut, 2/20, 27 x 20cm, UNFRAMED

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      $$180 Lost bird - specimen no. 129 - linocut, unique, 21 x 26cm paper size, UNFRAMED

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      $$180 Lost bird - specimen no. 118 - linocut, unique, 21 x 26cm paper size, UNFRAMED

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