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Ania WALWICZ (Australia)

Ania Walwicz (1951, Swidnica, Poland) poet, prose writer, artist, performer. In 1963 emigrated from Poland to Australia. In 1976 she graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts (Art Department, Melbourne), at this institution she took a of post-graduate course. In 1984 she graduated from the Melbourne University (Melbourne) majoring in English language and Literature (). She is the author of a number of books published in Australia, among them are the following ones: Writing (Melbourne: Rigamarole Books, 1982), second edition Writing in the Philip Hammial/Ania Walwicz: Travel/Writing (Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1989), Boat (Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1999), Red Roses (University of Queensland Press, 1992). Her productions are represented in numerous magazines, literary miscellanies and anthologies (about 90 editions altogether) in various countries. Walwicz is the author of several plays, on the basis of which theatre performances were implemented at different periods, including such as: GirlBoyTalk (Anthill Theatre, Melbourne, 1986), Elegant (La Mama Theatre, Melbourne, 1990), Telltale (La Mama Theatre, Melbourne, 1994). The premiere of the opera Diana, with the text written by Walwicz, took place in 2001 in Sydney within The Opera Project Sydney 2001. Besides creative literary activities, Walwicz is productively working in the area of fine art she has conducted ten solo exhibitions and participated in a large number of group exhibitions, the latest one was held at the Victoria University (Wellington, 2000). Representing her poetry productions, she several times participated in various festivals and forums of contemporary poetry and art, including such as: Sydney Biennial (Sydney, 1986), British Association for Australian Studies Conference (Lincoln, 1988), Centr Internationale de la Poesie Sonore (Marseilles, 1990), Festival de la Bâtie (Geneva, 1990), Oceania Conference (University of Tokyo, Tokyo, 1996), Poetry Festival (Melbourne, 1999) and others. Walwicz is the author of a number of solo poetry collections, produced in the MC-format by the publishing houses Collected Works (Melbourne, 1985), Experimental Art Foundation (Adelaide, 1986) Deakin University (1987), and also of the CD-release: Body (Wellington: Victoria University, 1999). Most of the poets productions are in the form of poems in prose where the integral system of musical and speech appearance of the text is presented. Alongside the sound implementation, expressed in the staccato-pronunciation, unusual articulation and overlapping of individual words, the poet creates on various levels a subtle sense ligature on the basis of fast changing images and the authors commentaries. Walwiczs productions are included in the list of the recommended literature at all Australian universities. Since the midst 1980s Walwicz has been actively involved in teaching activities, she regularly conducts workshops and courses of writing Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne, 1986; 1987; 1996), Deakin University (1987), Murdoch University (1998), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Dept. of Creative Media, 1993-2000), School of Creative Arts (Melbourne). In 1990 Walwicz was awarded with the Victorian Premiers Awards, New Writing Prize for the book Boat. The poet lives and works in Victoria (Australia).



 Body (fragment)
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fragment, on CD-edition: 113)

Written and performed by Ania
Walwicz. Recorded by Elisa Berg
at ABC Studios, Melbourne,
July 30, 1999. Produced by
Ewen McDonald / buro 195.
Commissioned for the curatorial
project I Am / Am I as past
of the exhibition Manufacturing
Meaning, Adam Art Gallery,
The Pataka Toi, Victoria, NZ.
Previously issued on the CD Body
(Victoria: University of Wellington,
New Zealand, 1999).
1999 Ania Walwicz, Melbourne.

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