The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship 2021: Finalist

Ellen Dahl

10 Feb - 4 Mar 2022

Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship Finalist Exhibition
SCA Gallery at the University of Sydney, Camperdown, Sydney

Four Days before Winter / Field Notes from the Edge
Traveling to the arctic archipelago of Svalbard in late September, there was a heightened awareness of time, knowing that the landscape would soon be blanketed in snow. I wanted to explore the dark aesthetics/poetics of this exposed barren landscape right at the cusp of winter. While this site is renowned for its pristine nature and projection of deep time, the stain of human activity is concurrently intuited across the receding glacial topography.

Upon my return, I invited writer/poet Hannah Jenkins to write poetic responses to my work from Svalbard. One of these responses, VALLEY is presented across a series of six acrylic rods, each revealing a stanza from Jenkins’ poem.

Finalist artists:

Emerging: Ellen Dahl, Jana Hawkins-Andersen, Audrey Newton, Gillian Kayrooz, Pamela Pirovic, Kai Wasikowksi.

Mid-career/established: Barbara Campbell, Emily Hunt, James Nguyen, Koji Ryui

Winner Announcement: Wednesday 9 February 2022