Ghostcards from WA

Visual Arts, Writing and Spectrum Project Space

A new exhibition by Edith Cowan University PhD candidate Roxanne Fozard explores the experimental genre of writing known as the Denkbild (‘thought-image’) in a Western Australian context.

Ghostcards from WA will be a series of oil paintings depicting selected locations in Western Australia. These paintings reflect social, spatial and historical concepts and employ the use of Denkbild as a theoretical basis.

In a multi-disciplinary approach, Fozard illuminates different relationships between philosophy, historiography, language and practice, to find the ‘right distance’ to view the radical openness of the everyday.

She hopes to promote painting as a research practice capable of deep theoretical reflection and insight, and build on cross-cultural understandings of space.

Fozard explains, “My interest in doing this project stems from a curiosity in painting as a language and a medium that can offer theoretical insights and provoke thinking on current social issues.”

“My focus in this work is that through selection of Western Australian imagery, the paintings open up to representations that inspire and enrich social, political and historical understandings”, she said.

Event details

Ghostcards from WA will be open to the public from Tuesday, 21  March to Friday, 31 March at Spectrum Project Space, Mount Lawley Campus, Edith Cowan University.

Closing event

Date: Friday, 31 March 2017
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm 
Venue: Spectrum Project Space, ECU Mount Lawley Campus, Building 3, Room 3.191

Fozard will also be speaking about her work at the 2017 CREATEC Symposium­—Forming and Deforming Images: the creative process in flux.

Open hours

Tuesday to Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm
Saturdays 12.00pm - 5.00pm