Highly Commended for Etching
Kay Watnabe’s etching ” Thrust”
This etching contains an effortless motion, it reminds me of how music can move through opposing directions in it’s own sonic space : a simultaneous rising and falling.
Winner for Etching
There is a parody in Glenda Orr’s etching ” The Devine”. It examines how the imagination can animate the object. I remember as a child responding to a hose coming alive like a snake. Glenda’s etching is sonorously opulent, a nuanced working of the plate into a grained and painterly texture.
Commended for Linocut
There is an intimate motion in Sue’s Poggioli’s linocut ” Glimpses” creating textures of exquisite passages.
Highly Commended for Linocut
There is an intriguing cosmology in Sue Pickford’s linocut ” Trinity”
Winner for Linocut
Wayne Singleton’s ” Sitting Quitely in the Warrumbungles’ contains a sophisticated, characteristic mark making,proliferating with detail. interpreting landscape in a personal way.
There is a delicate engagement with materials in Wendy Clark’s ” While we Sleep”. Risk works with restraint in tandem, articulated with conviction.
comments by David Nixon, Judge for 2016 Diversity in Print Exhibition
Peoples Choice Winners
Elyse Edmonds “Last Laugh”
Wayne Singleton for “Sitting Quietly in the Singleton”