Marion Borgelt: Star Matter

9 April

May 4, 2024

Jan Manton Gallery

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”

– Carl Sagan, Cosmos

In Star Matter we witness the artist’s impressions of the surface of an imaginary sphere, the textures of an imaginary star, the colours of imaginary skies, the depths of imaginary space

Marion Borgelt is a leading Australian artist whose stellar career has spanned over 40 years. Her work draws inspiration from universal themes such as life cycles, cosmology, optics and phenomenology to create highly crafted, visually spectacular works.

Borgelt has received many significant art awards including The Harry P Gill Memorial Medal, 1977, as most outstanding final year student SA School of Art; a Peter Brown Memorial Travelling Art Scholarship for study in New York (1979–80) and a fellowship from the French Government for living and working in Paris in 1989, where she consequently spent eight years. Additionally, in 1996, Borgelt was the first Australian artist awarded the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Art Fellowship. She was also awarded a Visual Arts and Crafts Australia Fellowship. Most recently Marion was awarded the Muswellbrook 2020 Art Award.

 

Image: Nocturne Suite: Calcite, 2023, oil, acrylic, canvas on timber panel with end frames, 120 x 123.5 cm

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