Wednesday, October 18, 2017

NightLadder Collective Exhibition Connect-ed at Brisbane Institute of Art Oct 2017


Showing three of my works Thirteen Meditations on the Untranslatable, MAENAD: Manifesto, and Index. 

In all of my works in this exhibition I am interested in text and image and notions of manuscript. Each of the three works offers a different aspect of the relationship. INDEX is an artist Book handwritten in ink on double sided pages, however the form of the book (a concertina bookended by two Witches Stairs) deliberately makes it impossible to read the words. Maenad – MANIFESTO is an altered book, the first in the MAENAD series. It is deconstructed from its original form (Maquarie Dictionary) and repurposed so that the opened pages move from a reading as text (book) to its possibility as image (ink on paper displayed on a gallery wall). My selection of specific words offers a critique of the historical moment in which we are living. In Thirteen Mediations on the Untranslatable seriality offers a method to contemplate the temporal. The unique-state, bleed etchings are contemplative, enigmatic and uncontained, deliberately at a scale to draw the viewer in to personal encounter. The work consists of thirteen etchings and a thirteen stanza poem.

Thirteen Meditations,  is forthcoming from Axon: Creative Explorations, materiality, creativity and material poetics (2018). 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

ABBE Artist Book Masterclass with Uta Schneider & Ulrike Stoltz

Participants discuss our work after a wonderful two day Masterclass in the QCA studios

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Pleasure/Demolition by Caren Florance

The wonderful poet Owen Bullock singing my poetry in a public performance at East Space Gallery Canberra in March. The artwork is Pleasure/Demolition by Caren Florance using words from my Notes for Architects series. Pleasure Demolition was selected for exhibition in the 2017 Nonesuch Art Of Paper Awards exhibitions in Canada.

Working Papers a collaboration with Caren Florance




This project with artist Caren Florance saw me in her letterpress studio setting the type (stream of consciousness) for what would become the poem 'the future unimagine' published by Cordite. The blocks of typeset text were then worked on by Caren Florance, printed on Japanese paper and sent to me so that I could draw on the pages. This work was mentioned in the news of the print world (selected new editions) section of Art in Print (USA). Caren and I gave a paper on the collaboration "Unfolding to refold: collaborative wordings" at the ABBE conference in Brisbane July 2017. The artwork and the poem is also reproduced as a visual/poetry book published by Recent Works PressThis book and its ephemera has entered the collections of The National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum and The Poetry Library London. 

Definitely creating new audiences for Visual Art through Poetry and for Poetry through Visual Art.

Reading Spaces Exhibition East Space Gallery Canberra

Just back from Canberra where my collaborative poetry/printmaking project with artist Caren Florance Working Papers was being exhibited in the wonderful East Space Gallery. Also on show was her take Pleasure/Demolition on some of my poems from the Notes to Architects series. I got to do two readings while I was down there and attend the University of Canberra's Symposium on Poetry and the Artist Book.

Writer in Residence Canberra September 2019

Just heard that I will be Writer in Residence for the A.C.T. (Australian Capital Territory) in Canberra in September 2019.