Tacit Editions 2022 Print Prize

Wednesday 11 – Saturday 28 May 2022

Tacit Editions Print Prize 2022 DL flyer featuring Elizabeth Colbert's work Specimen Musca Domestica 2

Musca domestica  1 & 2

How does one represent the history of a location? When researching Musca St Reserve, I discovered the reserve was once a tip.  Swarms of house flies were noted by John Weiner who saw a certain irony in the road to the tip being called Musca Street because the name of the common house fly is Musca domestica. A multilayered print, including the fly, was a way to represent this aspect of the reserve’s history.

Elizabeth Colbert