BELINDA FOX ACQUIRED BY THE NGA
Tilt I, archival pigment print on paper mounted to dibond aluminium, 240 x 590 cm
Arthouse Gallery is delighted to announce that Tilt I has been acquired by the National Gallery of Australia.
Tilt I, examines the plight of refugees that are forced into dangerous situations through circumstance and the lengths people will go to be safe. Fox depicts waves that ebb and flow and increase over the drawing evocative of a raging sea, mad, wild, messy, unforgiving, beautiful, powerful, uncompromising – a metaphor for the world we live in. The work incorporates jarring contrasts of fluorescent safety orange against natural organic washes of colour and texture. Within the wall of waves, a ship is depicted tipped on its side with people being washed into the sea. In it, humanity bares all its guises; humility, compassion, desperation and death. Belinda says, ‘We all know this cannot end well – the ship is falling…the world is tipping.’
This month Tilt I was officially acquired by the NGA and will be included in the Australian Prints and Drawings collection. Congratulations Belinda!