Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I have won the ACMD Art in Science Prize!


I am very excited to announce that my work Fragile Strength 2 has won the Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery Art Prize 2014!
It is currently exhibited alongside the other entries at St Vincent's Hospital Gallery, Victoria Parade, Fitzroy. It's a fascinating exhibition showcasing the beautiful work of a varied and talented group of artists, all responding to the theme "Art in Science, Science in Art".

My artwork is created from thread using freehand machine embroidery "drawing". It is housed in a vintage wooden box, fastened with brass pins.My description of my work:
The spine is exquisite: beautiful and fragile like lace, yet its structure gives it strength. Bone tissue looks like lacy threads, delicately knitted together. Skeletons for anatomical study are articulated with beautiful brass fastenings and often stored in timber boxes that age beautifully and carry a haunting sense of ceremony and dignity.

An image of my work is also to be found on the cover for the ACMD research week program (see above).
The Art in Science exhibition closes at the end of August.

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