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Stannage, Miriam Helen (1939 - )

Born
1939
Northam, Western Australia , Australia
Occupation
Artist and Photographer

Summary

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.

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Bull, Gordon, 'Locating Miriam Stannage: An Interview by Gordon Bull', Praxis M, vol. 23, Praxis Incorporated, Fremantle, Western Australia, 1989, pp. pp. 4-9.; Hutchings, Patrick, 'Miriam Stannage: Perception, 1968-1989 perceptive perceptions perceived', Westerly: A Quarterly Review, Department of English, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, 1989, pp. 45-51, Review of Miriam Stannage Exhibition; Hutchings, Patrick, Grove Art Online Entry for Miriam Stannage, http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T097861?q=miriam+stannage&search=quick&pos=1&_start=1#firsthit; McCulloch, Alan; McCulloch, Susan; McCulloch, Emily Childs, New McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Aus Art Editions in association with The Miegunyah Press, Fitzroy, Victoria, 2006, Aid to understanding the art of Miriam Stannage; Snell, Ted [ed.], The Painted Image: Twenty Western Australian Painters, Visual Culture Research Unit, Curtin University of Technology, Bentley, Western Australia, 1991, pp. 68-9. pp, Book Section; Snell, Ted, 'On Seeing: The Art of Miriam Stannage', Praxis M, vol. 23, Praxis Incorporated, Fremantle, Western Australia, 1989, pp. pp. 10-15.

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