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Angela Gardner Angela Gardner i(A59869 works by)
Born: Established: 1957 Cardiff,
Wales (UK),
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1988
Heritage: Welsh ; Cornish
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Angela Gardner lived in Melbourne as a child, when her father worked for the Mission to Seaman. After studying art at the Cardiff College of Art, and living in London for a decade, she migrated to Australia in 1988. She has lived in Sydney, Brisbane, and the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. She received a Master of Arts in Visual Arts from Griffith University's College of Arts in 2002.

Gardner is a visual artist and poet and founding editor of the poetry journal Foam:e. She is a principal of the small fine press light-trap press and occasionally blogs at:

Among a number of residencies, awards, and prizes, Gardner has received a Churchill Fellowship (2007) to investigate collaborations between poets and visual artists in the US and the UK. In 2008 she was awarded a Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy (VACS) grant, an initiative of the State and Federal governments, administered by Arts Queensland, to create two limited edition artists books. Working with Brisbane-based printmakers, Gwenn Tasker and Lisa Pullen, etchings and lino-cut prints were produced that respond to her poetry series, 'The Twelve Labours' and 'The Night Ladder'. These works were published in limited edition fine press books. Some images of her artworks can be seen at the Jacket 2 website, 2012.

Also in 2008, Gardner won an Australia Council for the Arts Literature Board residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland, which she undertook in mid 2009. While in Ireland, Gardner met G C Waldrep, a renowned American poet, and Cherry Smyth a highly awarded London-based Irish poet. Both poets have become important colleagues and early readers for many of her poems.

Gardner's poetry has been well reviewed and she has read at the Queensland Poetry Festival a number of times.

In 2017, the judges of the 2018 Dorothy Hewett Award described her recent work as 'With a hovering intelligence and a laudable lack of ego, the beautifully controlled poems of ‘Some Sketchy Notes on Matter’ investigate the world with an ecstatic’s eye.' (Press release)

In 2019, Gardner was ACT Writer-in-Residence, a joint initiative of the ACT Writers Centre and UNSW Canberra, with further funding support from Copyright Agency. While there she lectured at UNSW Canberra and the University of Canberra and was visiting artist at ANU School of Art.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2020 recipient The Regional Arts Fund

laboratory of ideas - Printmaking at Frans Masereel Centre Belgium

2020 shortlisted Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript for The Sorry Tale of the Mignonette
2019 recipient ACT Writer-in-Residence

Awards for Works

Upgrade to Everything i "Between housework and billable hours your endless needs.", 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain : An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics , August vol. 6 no. 2 2019; Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2020 2020;
2019 shortlisted International Awards Aesthetica Creative Writing Award
Cannibal Tom in Sydney i "For his charges and pains in the tragedy", 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Live Canon 2019 Anthology 2019; (p. 72)
2019 longlisted International Awards Live Canon International Poetry Competition
y separately published work icon Parts of Speech St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2007 Z1423278 2007 selected work poetry
2006 winner Queensland Poetry Festival Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript
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