It’s an action-packed month for our Fellows they look forward to making an appearance at the Sydney Writer’s Festival, books being published and the first art exhibition this year …
ADM Senior Research Fellow Dr Meredith Lake is looking forward to speaking on a panel at a sold-out session at the Sydney Writer’s Festival later this month, entitled ‘The Good Book? The Bible in Australian Culture Today’. Meredith will share insights from the new book she is working on about the Bible and its contested reception in Australia. Meredith also recently found out that her book has been accepted for publication with UNSW Press. Congratulations Meredith!
Another publishing success is coming to fruition for ADM Senior Research Fellow Dr Alix Beeston. Based on work from her PhD thesis, Alix sent off the final revised manuscript for her first book, to be published with Oxford University Press in 2018. Alix was also invited to speak last Saturday on a history of women in photography at Paddington Anglican Church’s PEACEtalks, a monthly event promoting conversation about life and culture. You can view her talk here on Facebook.
ADM Creative Fellow Jo Chew is preparing for her first solo art exhibition in Sydney, titled ‘Numbering Stars’. The exhibition runs from 1–21 June at Thienny Lee Gallery in Edgecliff, and expresses a contemporary interpretation of the biblical story of Abraham.
The works explore hope and optimism amid vulnerability and despair. Several of the works are influenced by stage design. Jo explains: “This method involves making small collages and dioramas out of paper and card, often containing art-historical references, from which to draft the bigger paintings. Throwing these disparate and awkward shapes and objects together signifies the messy and broken reality of life.”
The exhibition is the first of two in Jo’s fellowship. An opening reception for the exhibition is being held on 1 June from 6–8pm, and everyone is welcome. Click here for more information.
In next month’s newsletter we look forward to sharing more details about events featuring our 2017 ADM Visiting Fellow, Alissa Wilkinson. Stay tuned!