Richard Tipping 30th October 2010

Richard Tipping

The Australian artist Richard Tipping is visiting London this month, working with Lawrence Upton on experimental word-sound-image projects, hopefully speaking at Goldsmiths and exhibiting new signart works at the Bookartbookshop in Hoxton.

He will be launching his new book from Writers Forum Off the Page on 30th October 2010 at the WF Workshop.

Richard Kelly Tipping studied film, philosophy and literature at Flinders University and completed a doctorate at the University of Technology Sydney. Born in South Australia (Adelaide 1949) he lectures in media arts in the School of Design, Communication and Information Technology at the University of Newcastle, two hours north of Sydney. He is known as a poet through four published collections and representation in major anthologies including the Oxford Book of Australian Verse and the Penguin Book of Australian Poetry. He began composing typographic concrete poems on a manual typewriter in 1967, exploring the spatial qualities of lettering and the page as a field of composition. In the late 1970’s he began photographing ironies and oddities in public signage, and then began changing public signs to make new messages. He continues to explore the physical qualities of language as a sculptor and word-artist, exhibiting in cities including Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, New York, London and Berlin. He is represented by Australian Galleries). Small versions of some of his ‘artsigns’ are available through the stores of the Museum of Modern Art and the Tate Modern. He continues making art with words, getting poetry off the page and into the streets.

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