I’m an artist and an academic and this blog records an amazing journey I made in 2013 that took me from San Francisco to Istanbul – and then back home to Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. I started my adventures in San Francisco, travelled by train to Salt Lake City and Chicago, then flew into New York to take up a 3 month Australia Council Residency to develop new art work about our changing relationship to the book, the word and the library. After New York, I went to Europe – to London for its museums and galleries, to Latvia to spend time with relatives and get in touch with my roots again, and then to the Venice and Istanbul Biennales for yet more art. I also went to Greece for the very first time, a longed for destination ever since I did my first degree majoring in the classics back in the 1970s.
I’ve been making art since the mid 1990s and I specialise in installation.
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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and by the University of Tasmania through academic study leave.