Marian Drew Photographs + Video Works
The book presents my research over a twenty year period publishing yet unseen works and video as an acompanied DVD. Four writers as well as myself contributed in responding to the developments of my practice with key contextual references to relevant theory and the practice of other historical and contemporary artists. Documentations of the production of work takes the form of 2 video documentaries. This 100 page hard cover book has 80 colour illustrations, five essays, 2 documentaries, 5 art video works and a curriculum vitae. "1) This 100 page hard cover book with 85 colour reproductions, involved five nationally recognized writers researching 25 years of my research practice. The book was published by the Queensland Centre for Photography and funded both by Arts Queensland ($40,000) and the Queensland Centre for Photography ($30,000). In conjunction with this book I presented a solo exhibition of over forty large scale photographs curated and reinterpreted through new technologies in printing to reveal and clarify research interests. The exhibition titled 'Marian Drew' at the Queensland Centre for Photography was opened by the former State Minister for the Arts, Matt Foley. The monograph recognized twenty-five years of research and linked bodies of work that examine ideas of the local in terms of landscape, the domestic and family, assertively hybridizing the theories and practices of drawing and photography. The cross disciplinary approach of my research through images that are an amalgam of drawing and photography have made a unique contribution to this discipline. The cross disciplinary, highly inventive nature of my research has also resulted in a DVD Rom of selected video art works, documentaries and a video interview. This research publication provides a valuable visual, theoretical, historical context for past and future work. This has increased the number of national and international publications and invitations to exhibit my research, for example in Art and Australia, Art Monthly, Photofile, Luminous Lindt (a specialist web site on fine art photographic practice published in the UK), Largformat magazine ( published in the United States) several curated shows in Australia, LA Photo, and further gallery representation of my work in Adelaide, New Zealand, Los Angeles and New York."