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Margaret Woodward

Margaret Woodward

Art Forms: Visual Art, Writing

Residency Year: 2024

Lives / Works: nipaluna/ Hobart, lutruwita/Tasmania

Margaret Woodward is an artist, writer and publisher whose work focuses on ‘divining’ geological and personal histories entangled in the places we call home. Her creative practice combines walking, archival research, writing and publishing in response to place. She is co-founder of duo A Published Event (APE) with Justy Phillips, making long-term relational artworks through shared acts of public telling, exploring chance encounter, constructed situations and the shared authorship of lived experience.

Margaret is currently the recipient of the inaugural Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Tasmania. She has been artist in residence at MASS MoCa (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Connecticut and The Unconformity, Queenstown. In 2019 was awarded the Ruth Stephan Fellowship at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University.

Margaret has a PhD in Design from Curtin University of Technology and her artwork/publications are held in private and public collections around the world.

In Residence at Bundanon

I am currently the inaugural Creative Fellow at the State Library of Tasmania where I am undertaking research into the use of semaphore signals and code language as a major form of communication during colonisation in Tasmania. With the support of this fellowship I am composing an alternative coded language for lutruwita/Tasmania, which will be published as a text and activated by a set signal flags. While artist in residence at Bundanon, I will be using the studio space and time to design and make the visual signals by designing, sewing and testing a set of large-scale flags to be installed and activated in the State Library of Tasmania.

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Bundanon acknowledges the people of the Dharawal and Dhurga language groups as the traditional owners of the land within our boundaries, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.

In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

This website contains names, images and voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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