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Wednesday 7 October 2009 6-8 pm The Junction Gallery

N block Swan TAFE Midland Campus (at the back of the campus, Lloyd Street, Midland)

Exhibition runs 8-22 October Monday to Friday 9:30 to 4:30

Featuring the work of Michael Arnold Paul Caporn Peter Dailey Clare Davies Stuart Elliott Eva Fernandez Richard Foulds Matthew Jackson Michael Jurotte Peggy Lyon Adrienne Marshall Geoff Overheu Perdita Phillips Lorraine Pichette Gregory Pryor Bruce Slatter David Small Sue Starcken Andrea Wood

The invite features work by Andrea Wood (well, actually, from her collaborator) and Geoff Overheu

DIAGRAM is curated by Perdita Phillips and Stuart Elliott

diagram with Andrea and Geoff's work

Transmission: Temporary Screen Gallery: One Night Only

Projected/light works by Erin Coates, Gian Manik, Perdita Phillips and Loren Holmes

Saturday October 10 7-9 pm Corner Beaufort St and Barlee street, Mount Lawley

curated by Erin Coates



In Vetland exhibition at Murdoch University

Presented by the Murdoch University Veterinary Trust 2009 Art Meets Vet Science Artist in Residency program

In Vetland

28 August 5:00pm — 7:30pm Exhibition Opening & Reception

The Dean’s Pergola, School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University. Please RSVP for catering purposes email vettrust@murdoch.edu.au or telephone 9360 2731

Exhibition runs 29 August to 25 September Monday to Friday 9:00am — 5:00pm. Saturday, Sunday 12:00pm — 5:00pm.

X-ray sculptures, photographs and drawings will be situated in both the clinical and research areas. Working on themes of internal and external surfaces the artist has investigated diagnostic palpation as the point of contact between human and nonhuman worlds.

Also: 28 August 3:30pm — 4:30pm Resident’s Talk for artists and scientists and 30 August 10:00am — 4:00pm Murdoch Open Day Tours

See Murdoch University Veterinary Trust www.veterinarytrust.murdoch.edu.au for further information on the residency scheme.

For a map of how to get to the exhibition (and where to park) see the attached pdf invetland invite


start of art meets science residency


I have started the art meets science residency at Murdoch University’s School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences https://www.perditaphillips.com/category/in-progress/in-vetland/

Yellow Vest Syndrome

Although Perth might be far away from your thoughts, I have a work or two in Yellow Vest Syndrome — some digital prints from the Geologist Series and a walking video herethere (above and below).

Yellow Vest Syndrome: recent west Australian art is about changing perceptions of landscape and country. It seeks a fresh perspective on a theme that had always been at the forefront of contemporary visual arts in Perth.

Date: 30 January 2009
Time: 18:30 – 21:00
Location: Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty St
Fremantle, Australia

Presented at a time when the State has been experiencing an unparalleled resources-driven boom, the exhibition is intended to provide an opportunity to reflect on what we value. Its critique is founded in a persistent idea that if you are wearing a yellow work vest you can get away with anything in Western Australia.

New graduates join established artists in this broad exhibition which encompasses every media.

Artists: Daniel Bourke/Jeremy Davis/Lisa Purcell, Tim Burns, Susanna Castleden, Erin Coates, Penny Coss, Annabel Dixon, George Egerton-Warburton, Sarah Elson, fremantlestories.com, Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont, Mike Gray, Caitlin Harrison, Bevan Honey, Milly Kelly, Gian Manik, Tom Mùller, Mark Parfitt, Christopher Pease, Perdita Phillips, pvi, Layli Rakhsha, Trevor Richards, Nalda Searles, Alex Spremberg, Aubrey Tigan and Brendan Van Hek

Curated by Jasmin Stephens

To be opened by Hon. John Day MLA (Minister for Planning; Culture and the Arts)

Featuring local band The Ghost Hotel

PLEASE RSVP TO rsvp@fremantle.wa.gov.au BY WEDS 28 JANUARY

Yellow Vest Syndrome: 31 January – 29 March 2009



don't be discouraged but do try to RSVP -- FAC likes that

art meets science residency 2009


Art meets Vet Science: cognition, chimeras and conversations

New project with blog: https://www.perditaphillips.com/category/in-progress/in-vetland/
From the Murdoch University press release:

Dr Perdita Phillips has been named the 2008-2009 Art meets Vet Science Artist in Residence.

She’ll be working alongside scientists, educators, and students to invigorate the learning atmosphere by providing new ideas, ways of thinking, modes of seeing, and contexts for doing.

Dr Phillips brings a strong track record of engaging academic staff and students in creative projects that blur the lines between science and art. Recent projects include Green, grey or dull silver a residency at SymbioticA, The University of Western Australia, which explores research with Bowerbirds and their recognition of shapes and colours, developing artistic maps of animal movements, walking exhibitions that investigated the sense of art and place, and collaborations with an anthropologist into how our society regards cane toads. Blurring the lines between science and art, Dr Phillips’ previous projects have incorporated sculpture, photography, video drawing and sound art.

Her residency at Murdoch University will focus on two key themes: How scientists and artists move between two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects, like an X-ray and a skeleton, and; the scientific and creative lives of veterinary and biomedical researchers, and the questions and secret passions that drive their investigations.

Dr Phillips will be participating in lectures and discussions, hosting workshops and talks, and maintaining an online blog about her experiences.

The Art Meets Vet Science residency will commence in February 2009 with an exhibition planned for August – September 2009.

This the second residence sponsored by the Murdoch University Veterinary Trust with generous support of their donors.

A lion, an elk, an antelope, a bat and a snake


Chimera 2008 Digital image


fieldwork/fieldwalking PhD text uploaded


After many requests I have upload my PhD thesis text.
It can be seen here.

Due to copyright issues the following documents have had pictures scanned in from published books removed. Any bona fide artist, researcher, historian or critic is encouraged to contact the artist who will mail a full digital version on disk free of charge.

link on greenmuseum


Brief description of my work  http://www.greenmuseum.org/content/artist_index/artist_id-161.html


bird brained

Read about progress on the birdlife project


little thumbnails


All the little changing thumbnails that you see now have working links. The next step is to clean up the formatting of the (test) content items in past works and then how the items are displayed under themes, media and dates.