ARTISTS / Genevieve Swifte

Genevieve is a Canberra-based artist whose work deals directly with the depiction of strange landscapes including the night sky, arctic oceans, icebergs and, in recent works, the wilds of Greenland. Genevieve has received numerous awards including from the Donovan Astronomical Trust (2009); Janet Holmes à Court Artists' Grant (2010); and has completed a residency at the Upernavik Museum - Greenland’s oldest museum. This experience is reflected in Genevieve’s most recent body of work, which explores our perception of the unique and fluid peripheries of the world.

 

Genevieve holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) from The Australian National University School of Art and has recently been invited to speak at the Antarctica Music Festival and Conference, The Australian National University School of Music. She has been exhibiting regularly since graduating and has held exhibitions including Drawing and Photography from Northwest Greenland, Photospace, The Australian National University School of Art (2011); 94th Moon, public installation, Steven Holland and Genevieve Swifte, Mount Stromlo Observatory, ACT (2010) and Apogee/Perigee, Drawing on Astronomy, Canberra Contemporary Artspace, Manuka, ACT (2009).

 

She has also been a finalist in several prizes including the Swan Hill Print and Drawing Acquisitive Award; Libris Awards, Australian Artists’ Book Prize Exhibition, Artspace Mackay; Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC; and was an exhibiting artist in the Second International Biennial For The Artist’s Book, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt.  Her works are held in the Public Collections of Upernavik Museum, Greenland; Queensland State Library, Brisbane; Australian National University, Canberra and Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt.

 

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Works

Allorneq, To Step, 2 2010 by Genevieve Swifte

Allorneq, To Step, 2  2010

pigment print from black and white negative on hahnemuhle

17 x 17cm matted to 42 x 59cm, archival print, edition of 10

Upernavik 3 2011 by Genevieve Swifte

Upernavik 3  2011

graphite drawing, pigment print from black and white negative on hahnemuhle

42 x 59cm

Allorneq, To Step, 1 2010 by Genevieve Swifte

Allorneq, To Step, 1  2010

pigment print from black and white negative on hahnemuhle

17 x 17cm matted to 42 x 59cm, archival print, edition of 10

She Is Always Beautiful 1 2010 by Genevieve Swifte

She Is Always Beautiful 1  2010

pigment print from black and white negative on hahnemuhle

17 x 17cm matted to 42 x 59cm, archival print, edition of 10

She Is Always Beautiful 5 2010 by Genevieve Swifte

She Is Always Beautiful 5  2010

graphite drawing, pigment print from black and white negative on hahnemuhle

42 x 59cm

Ilulissat 2011 by Genevieve Swifte

Ilulissat  2011

graphite drawing, pigment print from black and white negative on hahnemuhle

42 x 59cm

Upernavik 2 2011 by Genevieve Swifte

Upernavik 2  2011

graphite drawing, pigment print from black and white negative on hahnemuhle

42 x 59cm

Upernavik 1 2011 by Genevieve Swifte

Upernavik 1  2011

graphite drawing, pigment print from black and white negative on hahnemuhle

42 x 59cm

Sila 04 2010 by Genevieve Swifte

Sila 04  2010

pigment print on hahnemuhle

25 x 37cm matted to 42 x 59cm, archival print, edition of 10

Tooth 2010 by Genevieve Swifte

Tooth  2010

pigment print on hahnemuhle

37 x 25cm matted to 59 x 42cm, archival print, edition of 10

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