- PUBLISHED: January 2021
- SUBJECT LISTING: Art History / Australian and Oceanic Art, Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 216 Pages, 11.5 x 8.5 in, 66 b&w illus.
- ISBN: 9780909952013
The first publication to survey the writing practice of the late Gordon Bennett (1955–2014), Gordon Bennett: Selected Writings gives vital insight into one of Australia’s important contemporary artists in his own words. Bringing together nearly forty published and unpublished essays, and providing a glimpse into Bennett’s personal archive via the reproduction of previously unseen notebooks, correspondence, sketches, preparatory compositions, and more, this book profiles the importance of the written word within Bennett’s art and broader intellectual practice. Offering new knowledge of his creative process, intellectual and artistic influences, and professional relationships, it amplifies Bennett’s already significant contribution to subjects of race and identity in national and global contexts, as well as reaffirming his centrality to postcolonial discourse in the twenty-first century.
Edited by Angela Goddard and Tim Riley Walsh, Gordon Bennett: Selected Writings is copublished by Power Publications, Sydney, and Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane.