Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Gwenn Tasker and Angela Gardner, both part of the NightLadder Collective, went to a circus performance in 2015/6 at the Brisbane Powerhouse during which Gwenn drew and Angela wrote. The performance was in the round so everything was happening at once and it was impossible to focus on one thing without losing sight of another. In 2021 Gwenn developed the drawings from that night using etching, relief printing and monoprint. Angela added the poem Not Thinking About the Circus at the Circus (published Rochford Street Review, 2016 and the collection Some Sketchy Notes on Matter, Recent Work Press, 2020) in acrobatic sweeps following the movement of Gwenn's images using hand stamped letters. The format of the book - a very long concertina with additional tipped-in pages - echoes the sinuous, unconstrained movements and the simultaneous feel of a performance of physicality and playfulness.
Very excited that our artist book "Not Thinking About the Circus at the Circus" has been chosen for the Libris Artist Book Award 2022. Exhibition dates 9 April - 19 June 2022 at ArtsSpace Mackay. Proud to be part of this fabulous line-up chosen by judges Adele Outtridge and Brian Robinson.
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Published by Shearsman in the UK. Very excited that the book has been chosen as a National Poetry Day selection 2021, has been reviewed in the Telegraph and now I've heard one of the poems will be included in the Forward Prize Anthology 2022!
Friday, May 15, 2020
Sunday, April 26, 2020
You'll find it here! https://recentworkpress.com/product/some-sketchy-notes-on-matter/
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Friday, February 8, 2019
Monday, April 23, 2018
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Some Sketchy Notes on Matter shortlisted for the Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript 2018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, published by Axon: Creative Explorations, materiality, creativity and material poetics (2018). https://www.axonjournal.com.au/issues/8-1/thirteen-meditations-untranslatable
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.