Not titled [perforated shield outline, page 1]

Place Oceania: Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Accession Number ART93195.001
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 15 x 10.5 cm
Object type Print
Physical description Hand-made Korean paper
Maker Fogwell, Dianne
Place made Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Date made 2007
Conflict Period 2000-2009

Item copyright: Unlicensed copyright


The frontispiece from Dianne Fogwell's artist's book "Ex Libris for the Unknown". The first of only two pages of brown paper, the outline of a shield is designed out of dots that have been created by perforating the paper so that the image appears most clearly when positioned on white backing paper.

The artist's book of templates by Dianne Fogwell is a series of Ex Libris looking for their owners.
'Ex Libris for the unknown' is not related to a specific conflict, it is a commemorative piece that acknowledges and remembers those who have gone to war and never returned. The images are linocuts printed on hand-made Korean paper bound in a soft cover, and the text is brown ink printed through an inkjet printer. The edition is 10.
The book consists of pages of delicate images depicting various insignia, medals, anonymous portraits and military uniforms. It represents an immediate and evocative artistic response to war and those who have served and disappeared.

Dianne Fogwell received her training in Wollongong and at Sturt University and then moved to Canberra. She works actively as a printmaker, and as an acclaimed editioning printer working out of Studio One, a public access and editioning print workshop, which she helped to establish. She was appointed to teach in the Graphic Investigation Workshop at the Canberra School of Art and later at the attached Edition + Artist Book Studio. She also established a private press, as well as a private commercial art gallery, The Criterion Fine Art Gallery in Braidwood.