Angela Cavalieri explores the art of writing in visual form. In her large-scale hand printed linocuts, literary, religious and historical narratives eventually manifest as image. Angela’s inspiration derives from her migrant family background and it is this intimate and personal connection that Angela uses to play with the ideas and architectures of language, storytelling and culture.
Sources include poetry, music, 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.
Angela Cavalieri studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia, and has participated in many exhibitions including Parole Viaggianti: Travelling Words, curated by Maroondah Art Gallery and LUMA / La Trobe University Museum of Art, Melbourne. In 2011 she participated in The Venice Biennale, Italian Pavilion in the World Project. Awards include a Creative Fellowship at The State Library of Victoria, 2012-13.
Her work is held in many collections including The National Gallery of Australia, The National Gallery of Victoria; Piramidon Contemporary Art Collection, Barcelona and Musees D’art et d’histoire, Geneva.
All works are on dispaly 24/7 in the APW Gertrude Street Windows from 28 February to 27 March. A selection of works are available for purchase through the APW Gallery while on display.