Shags (artist) and Jane Rawson (author) 


FLOOD

2018

Paint-markeron East Space windows


Shags will be doing a long-durational live drawing performance every Sunday from 11am – 2pm
using an excerpt of Jane Rawson’s story, Lake

Lake was published in Review of Australian Fiction in July 2016 http://reviewofaustralianfiction.com/product/volume-19-issue-2/

In May 2018, it won the Woollahra Digital Literary Prize for short fiction

Shags and Jane will be in conversation with George Dunford on Sunday 21 October, 10am at East Space

Image courtesy of the artist

BIOS

Shags is a trained printmaker who uses performance and projections for installations based on text, colour and audio. She also writes experimental music scores and makes low-fi books and zines. 

Having dyslexia and synaesthesia means her processing style makes it possible to see the interconnectivity of everyday surroundings, internal and external, abstract and actual. Most of her work is about alternative forms of communication. She understands her environment in non-verbal ways, such as via colour, sensation, noise and tactility. Language is definitely not her first language. 

Jane Rawson is the author of two novels, a novella and a non-fiction guide, 'The Handbook: Surviving and living with climate change'. Her short fiction and essays, which are mostly about the environment, have been published in Australia and overseas in journals including 'Overland', 'Meanjin' and 'Griffith Review'. Her most recent novel, 'From the Wreck', was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and won the Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Born and raised in Canberra, she has lived in San Francisco, Prague and Melbourne: she still misses cold frosty mornings and ACTION bus stops, but not being swooped by magpies. 

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