International Artist Exhibits at Banks Mill
When NZ artist, Lisa Chandler, spotted a news item about an international conference on ‘Affected Landscapes’ late last year she thought it was a perfect match for her practice.
Lisa is a painter working in Ruby Bay, in the South Island of New Zealand. Her art is intertwined with her love of travel and wandering global cities, the reflective space of the studio and the exciting process of painting. In particular she investigates the concepts of the non-place, urban wandering and translation.
Having completed her MFA from Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design in January 2012, and set a new path and style for her paintings, Lisa put forward a proposal based on an urban wandering project that she undertook in Kuala Lumpur in April.
The conference, to be held at the University of Derby, will include 72 international speakers and the theme has attracted strong academic and general interest on the interaction between place, or non-place, and the psyche of the individual. Speakers will include specialists from the fields of cultural studies, literary studies, cultural politics/history, creative writing, film and media studies, photography and fine art.
Lisa will be the only participant from New Zealand. She looks forward to broadening and challenging her artist’s view of society and to learning more about the sociology and psycho-geography that underpins these concepts. While in the UK for this conference Lisa will also hold an exhibition of her work at Banks Mill Studios on Thurs & Fri 24 – 25 May and Sun & Mon 27-28 May at 9am-4pm.