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2016 PhD, University of Wollongong, Australia
The Trace of An Affective Object Encounter: a picture postcard, its provocations, and processual becomings — http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/4725/
Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA), National Art School, Sydney
Bachelor of Science (Hons. 1; Terrestrial and Freshwater Ecology), James Cook University, Australia. University Medal, Biological Sciences. BSc, Marine Biology (Marine Zoology major).
I am delighted to join the permanent academic staff of the National Art School in 2021 as a Lecturer. We are an energetic team of interdisciplinary artist educators, scholars, writers and activators who base their work and voices in the stuff of practice.
A SHELF FROM THE MORE-THAN-HUMAN ANTHROPOCENE LIBRARY:
Boscacci, Louise and Newling, Pip, 2022, “Call and Response Writing on Water,” in Camille Roulière and Claudia Egerer (eds), Water Lore: Practice, Place and Poetics, Routledge, London. Published 21 April 2022. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/edit/10.4324/9781003218272/water-lore-claudia-egerer-camille-rouli%C3%A8re
Boscacci, Louise 2021, ‘Greetings from Zincland: Unfolding a Shadow Country,’ in Benek Cincik and Tiago Torres-Campos (eds), Postcards from the Anthropocene: Unsettling the Geopolitics of Representation, dpr-barcelona, Barcelona. E-book 22 April, 2022: http://www.dpr-barcelona.com/index.php?/ongoing/anthropocene/
Boscacci, Louise 2020, ‘After Rain,’ 2020, ‘After Rain,’ Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language, 10(1). https://ro.ecu.edu.au/landscapes/vol10/iss1/8
Boscacci, L 2019, ‘Thinking and walking with “The Sonoran Desert: A literary field guide”.’ The Ecological Citizen, vol.3(Suppl A), pp.104–5. https://www.ecologicalcitizen.net/pdfs/v03sa-16.pdf
Boscacci, L 2019, ‘Hard Data, Soft Data,’ Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language, vol.9, no.1, p117. https://ro.ecu.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1330&context=landscapes
Boscacci, L 2019, “Ecologising Affect and Atmosphere in the Anthropocene: Dear Rachel,” in Susan Ballard, Louise Boscacci, David Carlin, Anne Collett, Eva Hampel, Lucas Ihlein, Jo Law, Joshua Lobb, Jade Kennedy, Teodor Mitew, Catherine McKinnon, Jo Stirling, Kim Williams, [The MECO Network], 100 Atmospheres: Studies in Scale and Wonder, London: Open Humanities Press, 2019. http://www.openhumanitiespress.org/books/titles/one-hundred-atmospheres/
Louise Boscacci with Susan Ballard, David Carlin, Anne Collett, Eva Hampel, Lucas Ihlein, Jo Law, Joshua Lobb, Jade Kennedy, Teodor Mitew, Catherine McKinnon, Jo Stirling, Kim Williams, [The MECO Network], 100 Atmospheres: Studies in Scale and Wonder, London: Open Humanities Press, 2019. http://www.openhumanitiespress.org/books/titles/one-hundred-atmospheres/
Boscacci, L 2018, ‘Wit(h)nessing’, Environmental Humanities, vol.10, no.1, pp343–347. DOI: 10.1215/22011919-4385617.
Boscacci, L 2018 ‘After the Cyclone,’ Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment, vol.9, no.1 (Spring), pp144–145.
Boscacci, L & Newling, P 2019 [in press, forthcoming 2020 Australian Humanities Review], ‘Call and Response Writing on Water’, in C Rouliere (ed.), Proceedings of the Conference – H2O: Life and Death, J. M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, 5–7 September 2017.
Boscacci, L 2016, ‘Ways to Cross Country: On “Thinking Landscape”’, Material Ecologies Research Network/ MECO blog, 30 October 2016, http://www.uowblogs.com/meco/2016/10/30/ways-to-cross-country-a-response-to-thinking-landscape/
Boscacci, L 2016, ‘A-bodied: How to Make a River Bowl’, Yarrobil, issue 3, pp. 15–22.
Boscacci, L 2015, ‘The Archive in Contemporary Art: a literature review’, International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, vol. 3, no. 8, pp. 1–8.
Boscacci, L 2014, ‘Cicada Waterfall: A Still-moving Collaboration between Louise Boscacci and Elisabeth Cummings, The Journal of Australian Ceramics, vol. 53, no.3, pp. 23–25. [See also: http://issuu.com/kingstreetgallery/docs/cummings-low_res_version/3?e=5022990/8508743].
Boscacci, L 2013, ‘Pulse-Pause: Exploring Eco-ethical Aesthetics in the Shadow Places’, in Curtis, D & Aguilar, L (eds), Linking Art and the Environment: Proceedings of the First EcoArts Australis Conference, 12-13 May 2013, Wollongong, NSW, EcoArts Australis Inc, Wollongong AU.
Acme Studios (ed.), 2012. Time and Vision: Twenty Years of Artist Residencies in London. Acme Studios International Residencies Programme and Australia Council for the Arts, London.
Ballard, Brett 2009, ‘Louise Boscacci: Form and Idea.’ Ceramics: Art and Perception, vol. 74 (Feb), pp. 41–45 ☛
EXHIBITIONS: 13 major solo and 57 two-person and group exhibitions 1997-2021—material, visual, sonic – a snapshot below
2021 Clay Dynasty, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, 11 October 2021–29 January 2023.
2020 A Circle of Makers, Sturt Gallery, Mittagong, Australia, 1 June – 12 September.
2019 Tell me about the fire, she said, in 12@61 2019, Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney, 29 August – 28 September.
2017 Tell me about the wind, she said, King Street Gallery on William, Sydney, 26 April – 20 May. Solo.
2017 Postcards from the Anthropocene: Unsettling the Geopolitics of Representation, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Scotland (June).
2017 water objects – echoes: Louise Boscacci and Toni Warburton, The Cross Art Projects Sydney, 11 March 11 – 8 April.
2016 Dark Forms, National Gallery of Australia: a curated exhibition by Dr Robert Bell from the Australian Decorative Arts and Design Collection, 13 November 2015 – 12 August 2016.
2012 Archive Place (Twilight), Hope Gallery, University of Wollongong, AU, 3–10 September 2012.
2008 Solastalgia is a new word, I hear, in: Australian Ceramics Stories, Dubbo Regional Art Gallery – The Armati Bequest, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo Australia, 5 April – 18 May 2008. Curator (National Group Exhibition): Dr Julia Jones.
INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCIES and New Work Awards:
Australia Council London Studio (Visual Arts Board), 2009-2010: Object, Place, Time. International residency based in London with museum, archival and contemporary art research in London, Stoke-on-Trent, northern England, and Italy. A London studio project (material objects in local paper clays). Collaborative walks with international artists in East London. Outcomes in Australia as new exhibitions and publications.
Australia Council New Work Grant (Visual Arts Board), 2013-2015: Pulse_Pause: Sound and Embodied Place in New Ceramics.
Australia Council New Work Grant (Visual Arts Board), 2004-2006: Textural Translucencies: Light, Time, Extinction.
NSW TAFE STATE ARTS AWARD (CERAMICS) 1997
COLLECTIONS: National Gallery of Australia (first 2002); University of New South Wales Art Collection (commission); Newcastle Region Art Gallery NSW; Campbelltown Art Centre NSW; National Art School Sydney; Wollongong University Art Collection; numerous private collections USA, England, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia.
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