I am an artist and printmaker with a particular interest in artists' books. I completed a PhD at Sydney College of the Arts in 2006, which sought to examine the role of memory in the viewing of art. The thesis, 'Memory, Perception & the Art of Seeing Double,' examined in part the artist's book as a provocation to memory; the accompanying exhibition, 'the return room,' consisted of an installation of artists’ books in a specially constructed room reminiscent of both a domestic and a gallery space.
I have taught both printmaking and artists' books at Sydney College of the Arts, and at the National Art School, where I was Visiting Artist in 2007. Also in 2007, I acted as consultant and facilitator at Noosa Regional Gallery's artist's book symposium and exhibition BOOKS.07 Works of Imagination: The Search for the Impossible.
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Hey Deidre, thanks its great to you know you enjoyed the doco! Things are good but slow in the way of making any new books. Lots of little wriggling ideas just dying to get out though ;) How are you and how is your work going?
thanks again - I thought to myself 'I wonder how this may be do-able' (the sending of stuff that is).... would you have any objections to my sending a friend request in here? and not just to make sending things easier (exchange postal address etc.) the communication via comment wall is rather unsettling!
let me know (all in the fullness of time of course - littlens alter time perception and management)
oh thanks for getting back so quickly - and with a babe under the arm as well! My littlens are 6yrs and 3yrs (and yes its a tricky balancing act to try to wear many hats simultaneously)
I would be extremely grateful for a copy of your thesis (so generous of you) I'm sure that I would find all of it fascinating.
and thanks also for kind comments on my work posted in here - It's always a nervy business throwing my work out there... 'herstory's' text is an old english history textbook (I should mention this with the pic shouldn't I!)