Link below only active for download this week!!!
Since the tyranny of distance (and now we have the tyranny of distancing to compound matters) has put to bed the prospect of live zooming with you all I hope sharing some art and literature I have deeply enjoyed will be of value my friends.
I attended a fascinating Zoom conversation/book launch for Philip Salom’s new book. I love his fraction and poetry though his writing often seems to defy and cross genres. I’ve been absorbed into Philip’s books and read them cover to cover or enjoyed picking them up and reading them in ,short bursts because the text is so often elegantly layered despite seemingly easy to read at first. It is exciting that there is a new book out!
There is some fascinating discussion on writing poetry vs fiction and the nature of fiction and its relationship to experience, leaving things out, shadows, and narrative.
Philip Salom in conversation with James Ley, regarding Philip’s recently published novel, The Fifth Season (Transit Lounge).
Here’s the link to purchase the book, from Christine Gordon at Readings who organised and introduced the interview.
The Fifth Season demands that we confront ideas about art, about life and about who we are. You can purchase it here: https://www.readings.com.au/products/32919071/the-fifth-season
Published by lisamckimmie
I am an artist and art teacher currently living and working in Sydney.
I studied undergraduate Visual Arts at Edith Cowan University in Perth, completed my Masters in Visual Arts at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Sydney and studied printmaking at the National Art School, Darlinghurst, Sydney.
I worked in Sydney in contemporary art galleries up until I left Australia and wrote and presented Professional Arts Practice lectures and seminars to final year undergraduates at the NAS. In Asia, the UK and Europe I have tutored and taught art privately including distance tutoring online. While living in Singapore I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary Education, Visual Arts with Monash University.
In The Netherlands I worked, in pandemic lockdown, in a small studio in the forest of De Paauuw thanks to the generosity of Dutch artist and printmaker, Florence Fernhout and the Wassenaar Gemeente. Our May 2020 exhibition at Pulchri Gallery in Den Haag (The Hague) was cancelled due to corona virus controls, reschedulaed and again cancelled in 2021.
To break the isolation and bring attention to artists and their works (including current exhibitions in lockdown or cancelled) I started the Art Zoom-Bus, AZ-B.
Initially AZ-B was to bring together friends and colleagues who usually meet annually at a conference. This years conference (in Lisbon) was cancelled. Though the work has gone online and continues, the social outings that give everyone a work/leisure balance, do not. Social outings are often to galleries and museums so, at the suggestion of friends in lockdown in remote places, we went online for gallery and studio tours! Other friends have joined the tours now and so we have AZ-B!
The Zoom Bus is temporarily parked as lockdowns have lifted and I carry on with my art studio practice in Sydney at One Plus 2 Studios, Balmain.
I am still pondering on whether I'll reboot the Bus and in what format! If you'd like to see the Zoom Bus back on the digital road let me know your thoughts!
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