Artist Talks: In Conversation with Vivien Dwyer
- Tuesday 16 August 10 – 11.30am
- Tuesday 30 August 10 – 11.30am
- Tuesday 13 September 10 – 11.30am
- Saturday 24 September 10 – 12.00noon
Vivien Dwyer’s current exhibition at the Singleton Arts and Cultural Centre, The Art of Being Here, focuses on a selection of sketchbooks and developed works that have been completed by the artist over the last forty years. This series of artist talks relates closely to the exhibition’s content. Vivien will discuss the many stories behind her detailed sketchbooks, showing how a sketchbook can focus our existence in a moment, wherever we may be at any time. Each page is produced on site, building memories and history that remain long after the work has left the easel.
Artist Vivien Dwyer will discuss the stories behind her detailed sketchbooks, showing how a sketchbook can focus our existence in a moment.
Vivien Dwyer: Local Heritage and the Sketchbook
The first talk in this series considers the sketchbook in terms of local history. Vivien will share her perspective on recording aspects of Singleton’s heritage, also showing video footage from past exhibitions and events.
Tuesday 16 August 10 – 11.30am
Bookings via Eventbrite – https://viviendwyerlocalheritage.eventbrite.com.au
Vivien Dwyer: Monet’s Garden and Giverny
This artist talk will focus on Vivien’s immersion in Monet’s Garden and her time living in Giverny, France in the late 1990s. This experience was filled with charming views and chance meetings, which helped to shape the artist’s work.
Tuesday 30 August 10 – 11.30am
Bookings via Eventbrite – https://viviendwyermonetsgarden.eventbrite.com.au
Vivien Dwyer: From Monet to the Military
In this presentation, Vivien will discuss her experiences in recording the Royal Military College at Duntroon; two local gardeners who were just as passionate as those in Monet’s garden; her observations on the nature of war and peace; and the challenges of creating a published work from a sketchbook.
Tuesday 13 September 10 – 11.30am
Bookings via Eventbrite – https://viviendwyermonettomilitary.eventbrite.com.au
Vivien Dwyer: Back to Being HERE
In the final artist talk of the series, Vivien Dwyer will reflect on the evolving value of the sketchbook, from being understood as a tool for recording to becoming the commissioned artwork. Vivien will also discuss the process of daily journaling for recording memories and providing a sense of purpose and general wellbeing.
A light morning tea will be available at this event.
Saturday 24 September 10 – 12.00noon
Bookings via Eventbrite – https://viviendwyerbacktobeinghere.eventbrite.com.au
For more information or assistance with booking contact Faye Neilson: firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 6578 7305