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Quiet Reader


Quiet Reader

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2 February 2010
For immediate release

Quiet Reader
Curated by Prue Gramp

Johnnie Dady, Sandy Elverd, Louise Flaherty, Paul Hoban,
Kay Lawrence, Arthur Phillips, Annalise Rees, Olga Sankey,
Lara Torr and Meg Wilson
To be opened by Wendy Walker
On Friday 12 February 2010 6-8pm
Exhibition concludes 13 March 2010

When writing is used in an artwork its meaning in relation to language immediately
shifts as the context in which we experience it has changed. The text can become
distanced from its function as a visual semiotic and acts as an aesthetic element similar
to the line in drawing, although it may maintain its identity as writing. Text in art can
also be used as a device of communication, where it bridges the boundary between the
cognitive world of language and that of visual imagery. The relationship between writing
and drawing is inextricably linked where the fundamental origins and intentions come
from a similar impulse.

Quiet Reader will be a group exhibition at Adelaide Central Gallery during the Fringe and
the Festival, 2010. There will be a diverse range of artists involved including works that
contain legible text and writing as well as works that more abstractly reference the
structure, gesture and movement of writing and mark making.

Sandy Elverd will also be conducting a Short Course to coincide with the exhibition:
Sculptural Forms: an exploration of natural fibres
13 and 20 Feb from 10am – 3pm.

For further information or images please contact Prue Gramp, Gallery Manager, on (08) 8364
2809 or

Image attached:
Kay Lawrence, From the black book of White Australia (detail), stitched organza cloth, painted canvas board.
Photographer Michal Kluvanek.

Adelaide Central Gallery 45 Osmond Terrace, Norwood SA 5067
T +618 8364 2809 E W
Opening Hours: Mon–Fri 9am–5pm, Sat 11am–4pm. During School Term: Mon – Thurs 9am – 7pm.

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