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Artist in residence - Judith Nangala Crispin
Dec
1
to Dec 23

Artist in residence - Judith Nangala Crispin

Poet and visual artist Judith Nangala Crispin creates unique lumen prints from roadkill animals and birds and layered natural objects such as seeds and sticks.

 Photograph by Jason Blake

Photograph by Jason Blake

The birds and animals are placed on light-sensitive paper and left to expose in natural sunlight, and moonlight, for between 24 and 36 hours. Layers of Silver Iodine in the paper crystallise in sunlight producing unexpected colours. This approach to lumen printing is totally unique. Judith has designed and built a series of interlocking perspex boxes in different heights to allow layers of seeds, sticks, dirt, mud, wax, resin, leaves and other elements to be suspended over an object. These works are always evolving and changing. They are influenced by the seasons and weather, the flora and fauna of the regions where prints are made. Working in this way has given Judith a new understanding of Country, and its significance for those who care for it.

The way light wraps the bodies of these deceased birds and animals helps clarify something of the nature of death. It is only light that is manifesting these colours and shapes – not paint or anything that can be completely controlled. It feels like a genuine collaboration with nature, the sentient landscape that we call Country.

The residency will host a new project to further develop and expand lumen printing techniques in the field. Located at Black Mountain, Coorooa Institute is surrounded by extraordinary plants and animals, different kinds of clay, stones, sticks and seeds. The light is quite different to that found in the desert or southern alps where Judith normally works. Using Cooroora Institute’s facilities Judith hopes to create a new body of work and, at the same time, refine her artistic practice. These techniques can then be passed on to other artists in workshops. During the residency Judith will also write poetry on the correlation of body and place. These images and poems will form part of her coming verse novel “The Dingo’s Noctuary”.

The residency period will conclude with artist talks on location. Works created at Cooroora will be exhibited in Sydney’s Maunsell Wickes Gallery in a show on the subject of birds in September 2019. Poetry and images from this residency will be published as part of an illustrated verse novel in 2020.

Whilst not running a workshop at the Cooroora Institute, Judith will be presenting aspects of her work on two Sunday afternoons. Sunday 2nd December at 3pm as an overview of her ongoing art and writing practice; and Sunday 9th December at 3pm for a presentation on the lumen print process currently under experimentation. Each afternoon will be around an hour followed by drinks available for purchase. Entry is free and all are welcome.

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Judith Nangala Crispin -  Artist Talk - Lumen Prints
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

Judith Nangala Crispin - Artist Talk - Lumen Prints

Judith will give a presentation on the lumen print process currently under experimentation.

Also Sunday 2nd December at 3pm Judith will present an overview of her ongoing art and writing practice.

Each afternoon will be around an hour followed by drinks available for purchase. Entry is free and all are welcome.

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Judith Nangala Crispin -  Artist Talk
Dec
2
3:00 PM15:00

Judith Nangala Crispin - Artist Talk

Judith will present an overview of her ongoing art and writing practice.

Also Sunday 9th December at 3pm for a presentation on the lumen print process currently under experimentation.

Each afternoon will be around an hour followed by drinks available for purchase. Entry is free and all are welcome.

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Writer In Residence - Stephanie Green
Oct
1
to Oct 21

Writer In Residence - Stephanie Green

Stephanie Green is Program Director for the Graduate Certificate in Creative and Professional Writing program, and was Deputy Head of School, Learning & Teaching, in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences at Griffith University from 2015-2017. She teaches courses in creative writing and literary studies, and convenes Foundations of Western Culture, one of six first year foundation courses in the Bachelor of Arts at GU.

 

Her academic books and journal articles include studies in creative writing, biography and screen gothic fantasy. Her recent major publications include Letting the Wrong One In: Hospitality and Consent in Vampire Popular Culture. Co-edited with A/Prof Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bieńkowska (Jagiellonian University, Poland) and Dr David Baker (HLSS, Griffith University, Australia) (Palgrave, November 2017), and The Public Lives of Charlotte and Marie Stopes (Taylor & Francis, 2013). 


As a practicing creative writer, she has also published fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and cultural journalism. Her work has appeared in numerous journals such as Axon, TEXT, Griffith Review, Overland and in a variety of anthologies and collections.

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Postponed - The Mitre and the Birdsbeak -Brian Reid Intensive
Sep
24
to Sep 30

Postponed - The Mitre and the Birdsbeak -Brian Reid Intensive

Sadly Brian has had to postpone his trip to the Australia

A 7 day intensive with master furniture maker Brian Reid. 

Brian Reid is one of the world's best furniture makers and a great teacher. His cabinet making and decorative work is stunning. Check out some of his work and teaching on the link below. 

We feel honoured to welcome Brian from USA via New Zealand to the Cooroora Institute in September. Anyone looking to advance their woodworking and furniture making to the ultimate should consider coming along to his week intensive from 24th to 30th September. 

You'll be making a decorative cabinet/ wall hanging focusing particularly on three-way mitres and birdsbeak joints. But Brian's expertise and skilled teaching means you'll learn so much more to take home to your own studio practices. 

Make a commitment to the finest of furniture design making and fully immerse yourself in seven days of all things wood in this beautiful environment. Highly recommended!

 

Many woodworkers are terrified of mitre joints, especially the three way mitres. In actuality with a few simple tricks in layout and measurement these joints are easily mastered. 

The suggested project will be a wall hanging with four to nine square panels that are interchangeable to create an interactive piece of wall art.

For the more advanced students this project can be designed to be a small cabinet finished after this short class

$1500

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More about Brian

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Judith Hamann - Artist in Residence
Aug
5
to Aug 19

Judith Hamann - Artist in Residence

Judith Hamann is a cellist from Melbourne, Australia. Her performance practice stretches across various genres encompassing elements of improvised, art, experimental, and popular music. Currently her work is focused on expressions of immersion and saturation: explored through durational, spatialised and electroacoustic approaches to sound, as well as an examination of psycho-physical materials and manifestation of ‘shaking’.

She is a champion of new and rarely performed music, immersive approaches to sound, and engages with a range of interdisciplinary and experimental projects.

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