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Artist in Residence Jeannie Baker, in conversation

SEMESTER TWO ARTIST IN RESIDENCE KEYNOTE AND RECEPTION

8 September 2016

Award-winning filmmaker, artist and children's book author Jeannie Baker – this semester's Artist in Residence (AiR) with the Sydney School of Education and Social Work – discusses her work and career with Professor of Education and the Arts Robyn Ewing, followed by questions from the audience and a reception to launch Ms Baker's series of workshops and consultations in the AiR program.

Jeannie Baker has created numerous children's picture books, including Where the Forest meets the Sea and, most recently, Circle, the artworks for which are touring nationally.

Event details

  • When: 5–6.30pm – 'In Conversation' in Lecture Theatre 351
    6.30–7.30pm – reception in the School Common Room

  • Where:

    Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
    Education Building A35
    Click image for interactive map.

  • Cost: Free but registration is essential.

  • Contact: Helen Loughlin
    Project Manager, Sydney School of Education and Social Work
    M:
    +61 0424 797 989  | E: helen.loughlin@sydney.edu.au

  • More info: sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/news_events/projects/artists_in_residence/index.shtml

  • Speakers Jeannie Baker is an artist, filmmaker, and author of a number of children's picture books, including Where the Forest meets the Sea and. most recently, Circle. Baker was born in Croydon, England and attended art college at Brighton Polytechnic before emigrating to Australia in 1975. Ms Baker is known for her use of mixed media to create detailed and elaborate collages, she has developed a very individual style that is distinctly recognisable. These collages are considered works of art in themselves; a series of her collages created for each of her books have formed travelling exhibitions. Ms Baker's work focuses on a diverse range of issues including family, society, sustainability, the environment, car-free urban spaces, Australian outback and wildlife. Her most recent picture book, Circle, was published by Walker Books to great acclaim in 2016 and its illustrations form the basis of a touring exhibition, commencing its run at the National Maritime Museum in Sydney.
    • • Picture books: Polar (1975), Grandfather (1977), Grandmother (1978),
        Millicent (1980), One Hungry Spider (1882), Home in the Sky (1984),
        Where the Forest Meets the Sea (1988), Window (1991), The Story of
        Rosy Dock
      (1995),The Hidden Forest (2000), Belonging (2004),
        Mirror (2010), Circle (2016)
    • • Animated films: Where the Forest Meets the Sea (1988), The Story of
        Rosy Dock
      (1995).

    Robyn Ewing is Professor of Teacher Education and the Arts in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work.



Artist in Residence: In Conversation and reception

Where Lecture Theatre 351, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
Education Building A35
Click image for interactive map.

When

8 September 2016


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