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Anna Van Stralen - PhD examination


PhD examination exhibition

Start Date

Aug 13, 2021 5:30 pm


Plimsoll Gallery

Walking the Precarious Edge: Rendering connective moments between people and place in and through paint.

The Politics of Forgiveness

Image credit:  Anna Van Stralen, The Politics of Forgiveness, Acrylic on Canvas, 120x120 cm, 2020

‘Walking the Precarious Edge’  examines the evocative employment (Stroud 2007) of paint as a means for connecting viewers with experiences of shared human precarity. Through the practice of Witnessing (Alt 2017) and process of imaginative speculation (Grimshaw & Ravetz 2005) in and through paint, this investigation ascertains the ways painting can inquire and contribute to discourse about human relationships in and between place.  This PhD investigates the utility of painting practice as means for rendering narratives in and through painterly edges. These are converged to reveal an articulated point of view made legible through ‘edgeness’.

Viewing only during the opening event:

Friday 13 August, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Plimsoll Gallery

  • The health and safety of everyone visiting Plimsoll Gallery remains our top priority.
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  • Adhere to COVID-19 Room Capacity limits as posted on the entrances to each room, social distancing and hygiene and health guidelines.
  • All guests must attend a Health Screening Station on campus. All guests to sign in after the health screening for contact tracing purposes.