Border Crossings: Words and Images

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'This mixed- media work moves from Canada to Australia, via a dozen other countries, to suggest the power and the haunting quality of cross-cultural experiences' (back cover).

'The launch of Centre [Centre for Canadian-Australian Studies, University of Wollongong] director Gerry Turcotte’s latest publication, Border Crossings: Words & Images, took place at the National Archives, Canberra on the evening of June 25th. The event, sponsored by The Canadian High Commission in collaboration with the Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand (ACSANZ) and the National Institute of the Humanities and Creative Arts (ANU), was a part of Canada Week, an annual week long celebration of Canada. Prof David Adams, Acting Director, NIHCA introduced Canadian High Commission Jean Fournier, Australian National University Lecturer Denise Ferris, and Macquarie University Professor Donald Ross, who all spoke about Dr Turcotte’s work and the importance of support for Canadian projects in Australia. Dr Turcotte read selections from Border Crossings, accompanied by a slide show of some of the photography featured in the book. The evening concluded with a book signing session by the author.

Published by Brandl and Schlesinger, Border Crossings: Words & Images is a synergistic combination of Gerry’s photography and writing. The photography is taken from a 2002 exhibition of Gerry’s work, and the writing includes poetry, essays and a prose piece written for and performed at the Sydney Opera House for the Sydney Writers' Festival in 2002. The book is “a meditation on the idea of borders as frames, and of renovation as a language of change, migration and escapes. It is also an ode to Australia and Canada and the way their separate qualities overlap in their influence to produce the hybrid vision represented here'.

Accessed from: http://www.uow.edu.au/arts/ccas/programs/2004/programs_2004.html

ISBN: 1876040602

Border Crossings: Words and Images is not available for download.

Staff and Students of the University of Notre Dame Australia may access Border Crossings: Words and Images from St Benedict's Library, Sydney.

Border Crossings: Words and Images is available for Inter-Library Loan through Libraries Australia and may be accessed at: http://nla.gov.au/anbd.bib-an25917946


The Author:

Professor Gerry Turcotte