Winner 2009 Meroogal Women’s Art Prize
Title – ‘Verse Versus…’
Copyright holder – Anna Glynn
Creation Date - 2009-11-12
Duration – 03:30
Anna Glynn was awarded first prize in the Historic Houses Trust’s 2009 Meroogal Women’s Arts Prize for her work ‘Verse Versus…’, a digital video art work which brings characters from Edward Lear’s poem ‘The New Vestments’ to life against a backdrop of images of the Historic Houses Trust property, Meroogal.
This work incorporates multi media: drawing, painting photography, sound, animation and video/film with special use of after effects - in essence a creation using a contemporary palette of artists’ tools.
Thankyou to the women who graciously assisted in this work: voices - Megan Birmingham, Perrie Croshaw, Michelle Darlington, Sandra Lee, Dr Claire Manning, Indiana and Nicci Riley, figure in video - Ruth Sykes, knitted dogs - Cheryl Scowen.
The Meroogal Women’s Arts Prize is a regional, non-acquisitive competition and exhibition across the fields of visual arts, crafts and design. It is open to a work using any media made by a woman 18 years or over whose principal residence is in the local government areas of Shoalhaven, Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Eurobodalla, Bega Valley, Wingecarribee or Wollondilly. Diverse and original uses of media are a signature of this annual exhibition, which encourages the practise of traditional women's arts and crafts in a contemporary context.The theme of the prize, which varies each year, establishes a direct connection to Meroogal and the women who lived there as well as acting as a springboard for artistic imagination.
Contemporary Australian artist Anna Glynn works in a variety of media – this evocative short film features her original artwork: drawing, painting, photography, sound, animation and video/film SFX. Glynn’s main interest is in narrative works, in expressing this essence of “place”, either physical or temporal.