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Miriam Stannage: Time Framed

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Author: Lee Kinsella
Published:August 2016
Publisher: UWA Publishing
Extent: 300 pages
Size: 284mm (h) x 234mm (w)
ISBN: 9781742588223

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Miriam Stannage: Time Framed provides analysis on this important contemporary artist’s work, exploring her use of words and symbols, and the concept of vision in all of its senses.

This survey presents Stannage’s works, many of which have not been seen publicly, and documents the media she has worked in, specifically installation, photography, painting, video, prints and drawings, and artist’s books.

This book accompanies the exhibition Miriam Stannage: Survey 2006-2016 held at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

Image: Miriam Stannage, Artificial eyes, 1981 (detail) from Homage to Sight series, hand-coloured sepia-toned photograph 40 x 50.8 cm, Courtesy of State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Purchased 1981.

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Artist: Miriam Stannage

Miriam Stannage (b. 1939) is a relentless innovator.  Her practice is founded upon a deep intellectual engagement with, and curiosity about, the challenges and nature of contemporary life. For the last fifty years, she has produced a dazzling range of works that resist easy categorisation.

Stannage continues to celebrate the strange and beautiful in our everyday, working across the genres of installation, photography, painting, video, prints and drawings, and artist?s books.

Contributing authors

Helen Ennis is one of Australia’s leading photography curators, historians and writers. She was formerly Curator of Photography at the National Gallery of Australia (1985–1992). She joined the Australian National University School of Art in 1995 and is Convenor of its Graduate Research Program. In 2014 she became Director of the University’s Centre for Art History and Art Theory.

Patrick Æ. Hutchings is an Honorary Senior Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, membre, l’association international des critiques d’art and Editor of Sophia.

Lee Kinsella is Curator of Miriam Stannage: Survey 2006–2016, held at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at the University of Western Australia. She has curated and managed exhibitions at Australian state and national public institutions and has contributed to several books on Australian art, co-editing Into the Light: The Cruthers Collection of Women's Art in 2012 and HERE&NOW13 in 2013.

Ted Snell is Director of the Cultural Precinct at the University of Western Australia. Over the past two decades he has contributed to the national arts agenda through his roles as Chair of the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools, Artbank, the Asialink Visual Arts Advisory Committee, and until 2013 as Chair of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council. He has been a commentator on the arts for ABC radio and television and is currently art reviewer for The Australian and a regular contributor to local and national journals.


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