Hear about an artist’s response to Port Arthur at Wednesday’s Port Arthur Talk

October 26, 2009

French artist Marie-Jeanne Hoffner has been living and working at the Port Arthur Historic Site for nearly two months as part of the International Artist in Residence program.

At this week’s Port Arthur Talk, Marie-Jeanne will discuss her artistic practice, which deals with space, architecture and displacement.

Her work tends to be site specific and her mediums range from drawing to photography/video and installation. Her residency at the Port Arthur Historic Site will be the occasion to question the Australian’s memory of place.

Marie Jeanne Hoffner lives and works in Paris and Châteauroux. Since graduating in 1999 from the Art school in Nantes, she combines with both a fine art practice, curatorial projects and teaching.

She has undertaken several residencies in Australia including Monash University in Melbourne and in France at Synagogue de Delme Art Centre, La Box, School of Art in Bourges, Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and also in Argentina and U.K.

Her work has been shown in the Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, and CCP in Melbourne, Cast in Hobart and most recently in Point Ephémère and Anne +, in Paris. She is currently working on a collaboration based project with Australian artist Stephen Garrett and they will present their work during the Melbourne International Art festival at Conical Inc. Gallery next October.

Hear Marie-Jeanne’s talk this Wednesday, 28 October at 5.30pm in the Junior Medical Officer’s Conference Room, Port Arthur Historic Site. Admission is free.