Thursday, February 1, 2018
I'm off to the UK in September to start the research.
Some Sketchy Notes on Matter shortlisted for the Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript 2018
from the Judges comments:
With a hovering intelligence and a laudable lack of ego, the beautifully controlled poems of ‘Some Sketchy Notes on Matter’ investigate the world with an ecstatic’s eye.
perth festival dorothy-hewett award 2018
Wednesday, October 18, 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
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Monday, November 23, 2015
Scape - a visual response to the poetry of Angela Gardner has been showing at the Brisbane Institute of Art. Really enjoy it when poetry enters galleries and visual art responds to poetry. The work shown by The Collective was sensitive, enquiring and thoughtful. It was wonderful to read my poetry to an enthusiastic crowd of gallery goers.
Friday, May 15, 2015
Now selected for
5th Sheffield International Artist Book Award – Bank Arts, Sheffield UK, Oct 2015
(This artist book was lost in-transit to the Sheffield and had to be withdrawn. Last known whereabouts Sheffield Post Office - isn't tracking marvellous - now I know where it is lost!)
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Saturday, September 27, 2014
rochford street review on the concrete issue of australian poetry journal
Monday, April 2, 2012
Huge thanks to Caren Florance of Ampersand Duck who gave me studio time and her clean hands while I typeset the poem Swung Weight in Garamond English 12 point with title in Castellar 24 point and clouds in random woodtype. Incredible fun as always, relaxed, intelligent, generous and skilled...oh and the music in the studio keeps everything moving. Swung Weight will be published in due course by Ampersand Duck.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
309 Lygon Street, Carlton VIC 3053 (03) 9347 6633
on 11 July 2011 at 6.30pm
Pages + Poetry is Readings Carlton's monthly poetry night. It happens on the second Monday night of the month and is curated by Melbourne poet, Luke Beesley.
There will be wine, and we start 630pm sharp ...myself and...
Petra White is a Melbourne poet. Her first book, The Incoming Tide, John Leonard Press (2007) was shortlisted for a Queensland Premier’s Prize. Her second book, The Simplified World (2010), was joint winner of the Grace Leven Prize for Poetry.
Jamie King-Holden lives in Geelong and studies literature at Deakin University. Her first book of poetry, 'Chemistry' was published by Whitmore press (2011). Jamie co-edits the literary zine 'Windmills.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
to read more: London Review of Books.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Congratulations to Ampersand Duck and byrd for their work on Big Print. See images here. It is wonderful to see words from my Notes to Architects being used in the installation BIG PRINT, Megalo @ the Fitters Workshop, Kingston (Canberra ACT). Large scale printworks by 8 artists. Open 15-17 October 2010.
While I was in Cardiff recently I was privileged to attend the opening of an exhibition of Vario at Bay Art. The Folio is an International collaboration between printmakers in Hawaii, USA, Virtually-6 printmaker’s in Wales, UK and Southern Highland Printmakers and Impress Printmaker’s in Australia. The exhibition also showed work by The V-6 print group (Cardiff, Wales) Annie Giles Hobbs, Sue Hunt Tom Piper, (all pictured), and Richard Cox, Chris Lloyd and by David Ferry A.R.E. The Cardiff Vario connection has put in a proposal to IMPACT 7 to be held in Melbourne Australia in November 2011 for an exhibition of the Vario portfolio.
‘Practicum on an Idealised Landscape’ is a recent look at landscape. Thinking about different greens in watercolour, that whole watercolour landscape tradition and the nostalgic country names that are given to commercial green paints. My father was a watercolourist, who trained at Winchester School of Art just after WWII and exhibited with the South Wales Arts Society. He and my mother now live in a garden village, the idealised movement that flowered with Utopian Socialism and the Arts & Crafts movement. The village they live in has strict rules, due to Grade2 listing, about what can and can’t be done to the fabric of the buildings, including carefully prescribed colours of house paint. On a recent visit in September 2010 I documented the different greens on the garage doors as people do what they want while nodding in direction of these rules. The result is an artist book presented in the form of a slideshow '60 shades of green' that is presented with a poem I have been writing about Actaeon and the forest: our green youth when we enter the forest and look upon the embodiment of Love. The subjects of the work, artist book and poem, are therefore not just idealised landscape and the mythos of Youth, but also by inference ageing, which has come in this instance from thinking about my father as he was, and is.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
The weight of a soul is the weight of a feather. Visible through the poem (a cover or title page) are the five blank pages, made of fine cotton lawn, that comprise the artist’s book. The poem Featherweight was written for the project by the artist and poet Angela Gardner. Featherweight is published by light-trap press in a limited signed edition of five. Featherweight will be shown as part of Barratt Galleries Hankie project.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Night Ladder Exhibition at Umbrella Studio Townsville where Marg Naylor, Public Programs Co-ordinator at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery talking with Gwenn Tasker and Lisa Pullen at the Opening of The Night Ladder exhibition.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Just back in Australia after ten days in Indonesia. First two days were spent cross-legged on a rattan mat in a batik studio learning traditional batik methods using beeswax and a tjanting (pictured). While staying in Yogjakarta went to see the Ramayana performed in traditional Javanese style and was mesmerised... Indonesia is truly an amazing place from being woken at 4.30am by the call to prayer, the shoals of motorbikes on the streets, Borobodur (pictured), traditional dancing at the sultan's palace (pictured) to drinking ginger tea and more tofu than I have ever had in my life...oh and durian....that is a whole other story...
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
National Library of Wales Aberystwyth with Keri Finlayson lunchtime 10 November
Date: Wednesday 11 November
Venue: Menzies Centre, Australia Centre, Corner Strand and Melbourne Place, London
Please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org for details
light-trap press will have a stand at the London Small Publisher's Fair ... 13/14 November. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1 (tube: Holborn) Main Hall, open 11am – 7pm. Admission free. Readings (including one by Angela Gardner) 14th Nov afternoon.
Monday, November 2, 2009
I've been working in the studio at UWIC School of Art...exploring the sensory and graphic elements of the written as visual language dislocated from the sign-specific meaning of words themselves. This is seeing whether theories that originated in linguistics such as Julia Kristeva’s argument for the materiality of language through the gesture of writing have a correlation in visual language. I've also been thinking about Derrida’s absent/presence narrative and the silence of spaces whether it can be interpreted as the artworld’s ‘negative space’. How do writing and drawing relate to each other? Obviously I have a lot to learn about linguistics but thinking about how these concepts translate in the studio is proving very interesting. Drawings in the sequence are currently titled "Out of Sight (of thought)" Drawings are in unfinished works in progress.