2010 Fantastic Grotesque – Adelaide Central Gallery – July 30-September 4

‘Fantastic Grotesque’ at Adelaide Central Gallery is an exhibition of large and small prints, graphic works on wooden panels, small bronzes and a concertina artist book. The ideas and images in the works relate to the history of the grotesque where strangeness is more compelling than normality. These works are fantastic and imaginary; populated with curious and fantastic creatures, actual and bizarre plant forms, costumed figures, and symbols of chance, death and renewal. New works have been added to the ‘Fantastic Grotesque’ exhibition held in Broken Hill in 2009.
Fantastic Grotesque’ catalogue 6 pages 1mb
Imprint review by Pamela Zeplin ‘Fantastic Grotesque’ 1 page 1mb
Imprint article by Sasha Grishin about digital wood engravings 1 page 1mb

 

Fantastic Grotesque exhibition by Dianne Longley

Fantastic Grotesque exhibition by Dianne Longley

Gallery view Fantastic Grotesque, Dianne Longley, Adelaide Central Gallery, July 30-September 4, 2010

 

Fisher of Dreams by Dianne Longley   Greeting the Day by Dianne Longley   Hedging Dreams by Dianne Longley

Above left: Fisher of Dreams, 2009, digital wood engraving, Oregon veneer on hoop ply, oil paints, Danish varnish, 210 x 50cm, edition of 4 (colour variation), (photographs by Grant Hancock)
Above centre: Greeting the Day, 2009, digital wood engraving, Oregon veneer on hoop ply, oil paints, Danish varnish, 150 x 72cm, edition of 4 (colour variation)
Above right: Hedging Dreams (of Prickly Pear), digital wood engraving, Oregon veneer on hoop ply, oil paints, Danish varnish, 110 x 74cm, 2010 (photographs by Grant Hancock)

 

Fantastic Grotesque by Dianne Longley

Fantastic Grotesque – Fisher of Dreams, acrylic engraving on hand-coloured Rives BFK 300gsm paper, 76 x 110cm
(photograph by Grant Hancock)

 

Fantastic Garden by Dianne Longley

Fantastic Garden Succulent Grotto – Terowie, polymergravure print, inkjet chine collé on Hahnemuhle 150gsm paper, on 400gsm paper, 42 x 59cm, 2009 (photographs by Grant Hancock)

 

2010 – Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery ‘2010 Outback Art Prize’, July 23-September 5

I won the second prize non-acquisitive ($2,500) for my work Fantastic Garden Primordial polymergravure print. The judge of the prize Kathleen von Witt, said at her speech on the opening night “…but I award the non-acquisitive prize to Dianne Longley, for her ‘Fantastic Garden Primordial’. This is a wonderful example of printmaking technique – the surrealistic use of colours give a sense of the otherworldly, while the succulents, aloe, cacti and mesembryanthemums are striking examples of old-school dry landscape gardening – perfect for the outback.”

 

Fantastic Garden Primordial by Dianne Longley

Fantastic Garden Primordial, 2010, polymergravure print, inkjet chine collé on Hahnemuhle 150gsm paper, on 400gsm paper,
42 x 59cm