A BUSY YEAR OF CONFERENCES & Research Abroad
"Incognito : Abstraction and Feeling in Modern Religious Art”, at the 1st International Conference on Contemporary and Historical Approaches to Emotions, CHAE, TASA, UOW, UOW Sydney Campus, 5-7 December.
"The Modern Artist as Spiritual Adept, The Artist and Society”, at the International Conference Institute of Art History and Theory, Tbilisi State University, Georgia. 18-19 November.
"Adapting Time and Historical Space: Mnunchkine’s Théâtre du Soleil and the Comédie Français”, at Adaptations in History, 11th Annual Conference of the Association of Adaptation Studies, University of Oxford (St Anne’s College) UK, 26-27 September.
'The Present Future Past: Prophecies and Conspiratorial Fascinations", The Great Fire: Reconsidered, Gabriella Infante & Rebecca Rideal (The History Vault) organisers, Wren Suite, St Paul’s Cathedral, London 3 September.
"Medieval Pop: Warhol’s Religio-Secular Iconography", 7th Annual PopCAANZ International Conference, University of Sydney, 29 June – 1 July.
"Medieval Pop: Warhol’s Byzantine Iconography”, at Art and Articulation: Illuminating the Mystical, Medieval and Modern, The University of Oxford Mystical Theology Network conference, (St. Hilda’s College), 8-9 January.
In Academia, or across the Arts, as a visual artist (painting/drawing) or Director/Production designer for Theatre/Film/TV, my work has always seen the historical and the contemporary sharing the same symbolic space. Having been awarded my MA (Research): Robert Motherwell: The Artist The Spiritual The Modern at the University of Sydney in 2015, I am presently not quite halfway into doctoral research exploring Kandinsky's theories, influence and relevance throughout a century of movements in Art and technological change. A dramatic repositioning appears to be on the horizon.
Continuing to work independently through research interests and in
the studio, or collaboratively for the stage, whether as a director or designer,
maintains a creative cycle throughout these exchanges between ideas and
elbow grease. While attempting to pull theatrical activities off the stove until the PhD
is completed, I have been strong armed into a few set designs. Happily of course.