Northam, Western Australia , Australia
- Artist and Photographer
Miriam Stannage was born in Northam, Western Australia, in 1939, and is a painter, photographer and printmaker. She travelled to Europe and the USA in the early 1960s, returning to Perth influenced by 'new developments in geographical abstraction.' Stannage studied with William Boissevain from 1963–4, then with Henry Froudist from 1965–8, as well as at Claremont Technical College, Perth. Extensive travels in the Australian bush are evident in her work, which also often uses text in order enhance her particular form of social commentary. Stannage's first solo exhibition was in 1969 at the Old Fire Station Gallery, Perth, and she has since exhibited in major galleries across Australia. Her work is held in the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.