The painter and the writer

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  • Published 20060505
  • ISBN: 9780733316081
  • Extent: 264 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm)

JOANNA LOGUE HAS been responding to the landscape around her home, Essington Park, near Oberon on the western slopes of NSW, for about seven years. She has made earlier work from the urbanscapes and landscapes of her travels – for example, the Manhattan series of Central Park – but has more recently had a resistance to travel, sensing that by staying put she will travel further within her work, choosing to do what the French scientist Charcot once advised Freud: “Go over the same ground again and again, until it speaks to you.” (One of my own favourite sayings.)

The landscape that Logue has been re-approaching over these years has spoken to her and Ambleside is a culmination of images that talks about what she describes as “a very private and personal experience” while being at the same time, as is all art, a public communication.

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