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Dr Anni Doyle Wawrzyńczak’s new book places SOAD at the centre of the Canberra art world
Book cover, image courtesy ANU Press.
Wednesday 2 September 2020
Anni Doyle Wawrzyńczak’s new book, How Local Art Made Australia’s National Capital, places the ANU School of Art & Design, and many of the artists who have worked with us, at the centre of the Canberra art world.
This important study demonstrates our critical role in the cultural life of our nation’s capital. The book is the culmination of a research project that began as a doctoral candidate at the ANU Centre for Art History and Art Theory. After Dr Doyle Wawrzyńczak graduated with a PhD in 2017, she was awarded the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences PhD Publishing Prize to help bring this story of the Canberra art world and its relationship to both local and national art and politics to light. Canberra and the School of Art & Design continue to be the focus of Anni’s research. Her current postdoctoral project Curating Canberra Brasilia: un/planned a/symmetries brings together artists and curators from these two planned modernist cities into a productive and illuminating cross-cultural dialogue.