Artists and Place Studies
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Approaches to place

These listed artists' themes have been gleaned from text such as Jeff Malpas's The Intelligence of Place, Yi-Fu Tuan's Place and Space, and David Seamon's Life takes Place.

Sue Michael,  Mid North Road,  2018, acrylic on board, 20 x 30 cm

Sue Michael, Mid North Road, 2018, acrylic on board, 20 x 30 cm

 

Inner thoughts

No prior memories

Landmarks

The loss of place

Place built up over time

The persistence of history

Edges of place- recognition vs. familiarity

Sentience of place

 

Sensorial inputs from the outside world

The singular aspects of place

The atmospheres’ role in place

Material culture

Cosmology of place

The mundane

Imaginative geographies of place

Media's treatment of place

 

Melded imaginative and analytical approaches to place

Universalities of place

Connections unseen

Architectural spaces

People's influence on place

The open, ever-moving and ongoing nature of place

Interactions

The shaping of identity

Creative expansion

Concentrating pressures

A sense of order that may pervade

Freedoms inherent in that place

 

Further characteristics of place to consider

Impasses and blind spots

Responsibility within dwellers

Viewing positions

Place not fixed or concrete 

No privileged centre

Resisting history

The whole and the parts; no hierarchy

Thinking, through making 

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Sue Michael,  Jams of the Mid North,  2013, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 78 cm

Sue Michael, Jams of the Mid North, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 78 cm