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Creative Arts Forum | Sally Ann McIntyre


Arts Forum is a public program of the School of Creative Arts

Start Date

6 Oct 2017 12:30 pm

End Date

6 Oct 2017 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

RSVP / Contact

All current students and members of the public are welcome

Art Forum - Sally McIntyre. Image credit: Sally Ann McIntyre, study for a data deficient species (grey ghost transmission) (2016)

Sally Ann McIntyre is an Australian-born, New Zealand based sound artist, poet, writer and experimental radio maker. Her work considers transmission as both method and medium, through the development of an ecological or "plein air" lo-fi small-radius radio art as a form of critical environmental fieldwork, supplemented by an ongoing interest in the connection of sonic recording technologies to the materiality of memory, and the reverberant echoes of sonic ghosts and dead silences in the postcolonial landscape.

Sally has degrees in English Literature and Art History from Canterbury University and The University of Otago, has spent time as a curator and a critical studies lecturer, and her critical writing has appeared in publications including Flash Art International and Art Asia Pacific. She has worked in independent radio programming since 1996, and has performed, broadcast and exhibited her sound and transmission projects extensively in the U.K., Germany, Australia, the U.S. and New Zealand, with work appearing on international sound art and field recording labels such as Gruenrekorder, winds measure, Compost and Height and Flaming Pines.

Recent projects include completing a six week artist residency on the isolated bird sanctuary Kapiti Island as part of the Wild Creations partnership between Creative New Zealand and the New Zealand Department of Conservation in 2012, and appearing in the exhibition Das Grosse Rauchen: the Metamorphosis of Radio, curated by Anna Friz for the Radio Revolten radio art festival in Halle, Germany, 2016. A solo CD, three inclements (the ocean does not mean to be listened to) was published on the UK label Consumer Waste in 2014. 

Sally is currently an Artist in Residence researching forthcoming projects at the School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania. Her Art Forum will detail her ongoing projects with the methods and materials of expanded-field radio ecology, and the poetics and politics of listening to and scoring species extinction as echo, noise and silence within the contemporary landscape, the museum and the archive.

Image credit: Sally Ann McIntyre, study for a data deficient species (grey ghost transmission) (2016) (paper)

Arts Forum is a weekly series of free public lectures held at the School of Creative Arts, Hunter Street Campus, during the semester. The series provides a unique opportunity to hear local, national and international visiting artists, scholars and presenters from diverse sectors of the Creative Arts discuss their area of professional practice. All current students, prospective students, and members of the public are welcome.