Max Gosling and Marta Romer were finalists in this award, and Max won the Traditional Printmaking Award with his image “The Onion Farmers House“. Congratulations to both Max and Marta.
The Onion Farmers House — Maximilian Gosling | Etching | 37.5cm x 30cm
“The etching “The onion farmers’ house” is set in a fictional world where anthropomorphic badgers take the centre stage. The fiction follows a narrative centered around a sentient onion taking control of a badger populated city called Madráyiss. This image captures a section of the story where the main protagonist arrives at the onion farmers’ house and forms a plan to reclaim Madráyiss and overthrow The Onion Monarchy.”
The judge, Rebecca Beardmore, said this about Max’s work:
“The Onion Farmers House is whimsical, otherworldly. The detail in the linework and the textural surfaces is exquisite, from starry skies to mountainous rocks that look like Banksia seed pods. I loved the way this artist plays with scale, the miniature to the gigantic. Beautifully rendered.”
Marta submitted a digital print, titled “Midcentury Modern“, which is part of an ongoing series.