About the Artist:
Born in Adelaide, Richard Tipping currently lives in Newcastle, Australia. His undergraduate study was in humanities at Flinders University in Adelaide and he completed both a masters degree and doctorate at the University of Technology, Sydney. He worked freelance as a researcher, writer and director in the film industry from 1975 to 1988 and began lecturing in media arts at the University of Newcastle in 1989. He has authored four or five books of poems, a book of photographs and published many limited edition books, print folios and sculptural multiples. Since 1996, he has held solo exhibitions in cities including Sydney, Adelaide, London, New York, Cologne and Munich, and has major commissioned sculptures installed in several Australian cities.
His photographs, prints and sculptures are in many public collections in Australia, including all state galleries and the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
He continues to explore the physical qualities of language and making art with words, getting poetry off the page and into the streets. His most recent book is ‘Subvert I Sing’, published by Redfox Press in Ireland.
Richard Kelly Tipping was born in Adelaide, South Australia, in 1949 and studied in humanities at Flinders University. His doctorate from the University of Technology Sydney (2007) is titled Word Art Works: visual poetry and textual objects. He was guest editor for Artlink magazine’s special issue Word as Art in 2007 (see www.artlink.com.au). He has published five books of poetry and held over twenty solo exhibitions in Australia, Europe and the USA. His most recent sculptures (2007) are metaphysical poems inscribed into large basalt crystals.
His artpoem signs are available in gallery shops internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate Modern in London. He has three children, and currently lectures in media arts in the School of Design, Communication and IT at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He continues to explore the physical qualities of written language, making art with words and getting poetry off the page and into the streets.
Link to Artpoem.com
Links to Archives:
Further information about Richard Tipping’s art and writing. Search for information under his name.
* The Australian print collection of the National Gallery, Canberra. http://printsandprintmaking.gov.au
* The National Library of Australia collection, with Libraries Australia and Picture Australia http://librariesaustralia.nla.gov.au
* Austlit: the Australia Literature Resource
* The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
* Australian Poetry Resources Internet Library (will be not be fully functional until mid-2009)
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