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Un’altra storia ANGELA CAVALIERI



Building G, Ground floor, Faculty Gallery



‘With letters we make words and from words we create stories.
Stories are written. They tell a tale.
These tales tell about people, cities, experiences, histories and the imagination.
I want to use these words to write my own tales'

Angela Cavalieri explores the art of writing in visual form. In her large-scale hand-cut lino prints, literary, religious and historical narratives eventually manifest as image. Sources include poetry, religious epitaphs and inscriptions on public buildings. Fragments of experience and narrative find their form in the enlarged, broken and repaired text. Seeing the text as an image, she re-writes that part of history by re-working and integrating the text into forms that reinforce its physical and material presence. The narrative is constantly changing and rediscovering itself and new narratives appear.
Whatever the source, Angela’s inspiration derives from her migrant family background, Italian being her first language. It is this intimate and personal connection that Angela uses to play with the ideas and architectures of language, storytelling and culture.


Angela Cavalieri was born in Melbourne and studied at the Victorian College of the Arts from 1981-1983.  Since 1984, she has exhibited in solo exhibitions including Australian Galleries, Melbourne; Gallery 101, Melbourne; Christine Abrahams, Melbourne; and Artspace Mackay, QLD.  Parole Viaggiantie: Angela Cavalieri's Travelling Words, curated by Maroondah Art Gallery and LUMA| La Trobe University Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2011 is her most recent touring survey exhibition.  Racconto, a retrospective exhibition was held at ICON Gallery, Deakin University Art Museum, 2007.  Angela has also participated in many group and touring exhibitions including:  The Venice Biennale, Italian Pavilion in the World Project, 2011;
PROOF, The Ian PotterCentre: NGV Australia; Meeting Place, Keeping Place, George Adams Gallery, The Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne, 2006; Academici, Monash University Faculty Gallery, VIC, and The British School Rome Gallery, Rome, Italy, 2005/6.

Angela has been awarded several prizes including the Manly Library Artist Book Award, 2011, The Geelong Print Prize Acquisitive Award, 2009, the Silk Cut Print Award, 2000 and the Shell Fremantle Print Award, 1999. She has undertaken several artist residencies including an Australia Council Overseas Development Grants for Barcelona, 2010 and The British School at Rome, Italy, 2003.
In 2010, Cavalieri was speaker at The 7th Australian Print Symposium, National Gallery of Australia and also in 2006 at Focus on Artist’s Books 3, Artspace, Mackay, Queensland.

Angela Cavalieri’s work is held in many public and private collections including the National Gallery ofAustralia, The National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank, Gold Coast City Gallery, Geelong Art Gallery, State Library of Victoria, Monash University Library, Baillieu Library University of Melbourne, State Library of Queensland, Art Gallery of New South Wales Library Collection, Artspace Mackay Regional Gallery, Manly Library, Piramidon Contemporary Art Collection, Barcelona.and Musees D’art et d’histoire Geneva.
Angela Cavalieri is represented by Australian Galleries.




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