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Artist talk: Closer to family after 18 years

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This is an exhibition closing day event.

A floor talk, facilitated by Dr Annemarie Murland about Linda Swinfield's current exhibition "Closer to family: after 18 years" . Swinfield will discuss her work in this exhibition, working studio processes and the research that she undergoes to commenence the work.

Linda Swinfield is a contemporary artist that constructs visual narratives within her work, incorporating site specific memory, family history, social histories, the landscape and our human footprint.

Swinfield is a mid-career contemporary artist whose work is multi tangent using a variety of media. However she considers printmaking as the central spine within her work which incorporates also photography, painting and drawing.

Commencing as a visual art student in 1979, she majored in black and white analogue photography and experimental painting at Meadowbank Technical College in Sydney. Photography has remained a constant diary for Swinfield to record events, research family, and develop ideas.

In 1983 she enrolled in a Bachelor of Visual Arts at City Art Institute (University of NSW) where I majored in Drawing and Lithography. And it is was there that a passion for printmaking begun. Swinfield completed a Masters of Fine Art at The University of Newcastle in 2010.

Dr ​Annemarie Murland ( Born in Glasgow) knew from a very young age that she would leave her native Scotland and explore the world beyond her ancestral roots. Migration was and still plays a significant role in the family’s itinerant history, which had its origins in the Irish Diaspora.

Annemarie was and continues to be a passionate advocate for the visual as a means of interpreting the world around her. Murland’s interdisciplinary visual research initiatives were recognised and rewarded with the award of an Australian Postgraduate Scholarship for the duration of her doctor of philosophy candidature, which was awarded in 2009. Entitled: Migration Memory and Landscape: Recontextualsing Personal Experience through the Vehicle of Abstraction.

Murlands art making processes are also cross-disciplinary and focuses on a personal migrant experience within a contemporary global context.

Wine , cheese and resfreshments will be served.

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