Writing + Concepts 2016 |

Volume 1 ISBN 978-0-9953925-6-4
179 pages | Softcover | B&W and colour images
277mm H x 220mm W
RRP $35.00 (inc GST)

Editor: Jan van Schaik
Authors: Jan Van Schaik, Grace Mcquilten, Leon Van Schaik, Hannah Bertram, Robert Nelson, Nikos Pantazopoulos, Kelly Fliedner, Jesse Bullivant, Esther Anatolitis, Susan Jacobs, Phip Murray, Lisa Radford, Maura Edmond, Pia Ednie-Brown, Tom Nicholson, Callum Morton, Agatha Gothe-Snape & Brian Fuata, Justin Clemens, Emile Zile, Nella Themelios & Ricarda Bigolin, Nikos Papastergiadis, Lou Hubbard, Helen Grogan & Sarinah Masuk

How might writing generate art and art generate writing? In this hybrid space, images and words interact, shift and borrow from one another. WRITING & CONCEPTS challenges traditional approaches to writing and highlights new perspectives within contemporary practice.

WRITING & CONCEPTS takes its title from a critically-focused lecture series conceived by Jan van Schaik. It explores the many ways in which creative practitioners engage with writing as part of their artistic practices. With contributions from writers and artists including Maura Edmond, Nikos Papastergiadis, Agatha Gothe-Snape and Callum Morton among many others, this publication reflects on the 2016 lecture series. It is also a vital addition to A+A Publishing’s recently launched Documents Series. As its name suggests, the Documents Series engages with watershed moments in Australian art and writing through the collation of archival material, artworks, creative writing and contextual essays.


4-7_ Foreword | Su Baker
8-13_ Reflections on Practice | Jan van Schaik
14-17_ Drawing from Ideogram to Text | Leon van Schaik
18-21_ Claudia, 2015: Human Ashes and Artist's Memory | Hannah Bertram
22-27_ Balcony | Robert Nelson
28-33_ Wearing | Nikos Pantazopoulos 
34-37_ Snakes in Mud | Kelly Fliedner
38-43_ Words Immediately Become Events | Jessie Bullivant
44-47_ The Index Project | Esther Anatolitis
48-53_ Writing Materials | Susan Jacobs
54-65_ Picnic on the Spurs of Mount Despair: Marcus Clarke's Australian Art Writing | Phip Murray
66-71_ Sorry: WTF is Writing; Fieldwork Notes | Lisa Radford
72-75_ In Defence of Dilettantes | Maura Edmonds
76-81_ Houses That Shook Me: Concepts of Land and Persons | Pia Ednie-Brown
82-89_ Writing After Talking | Tom Nicholson
90-95_ Work in Progress | Callum Morton
96-101_ Selected Notations of Lawrence Weiner's Hand Gestures, Pen on Paper, 2015 | Agatha Gothe-Snape
102-105_ Not Piss Fire Skull Cut | Justin Clemens 
106-111_ Network Gestures | Emile Zile
112-117_ D&K | Nella Themelios, Ricarda Bigolin
118-131_ On Transnational Collaborations | Charles Esche, Nikos Papastergiadis
132-137_ Babs and Bunches | Lou Hubbard
138-144_ POEM (with insistence on plurality) | Helen Grogan, Sarah Masukor
146-152_ Five Pages of Writing About Artists' Writings | Grace McQuilten

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