消亡记忆/记得消亡 Extinction Memory / Memory Extinction
◎ 策 展 人口：道纳尔﹒菲兹帕特里克讲课（Donal Fitzpatrick）
Professor Donal Fitzpatrick is currently Research Director of the Centre for Cultural Ecologies at University of Huddersfield. Previously has was Head of Department for Art & Communications at the University and before then he was Deputy Director of Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Australia. He was also Head of School for Design & Art at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Head of School for Arts and Humanities, NTU, Darwin, Head of Fine Arts at Massey University, New Zealand, Head of Visual Arts at QUT, Brisbane, Head of Fine Arts, University of Western Sydney, Australia. He was also the Art critic for the national newspaper the West Australian.
He is a practicing visual artist and writer who holds a Masters Degree in Fine Art, an Honors degree in Philosophy and a PhD. He has worked in collaboration as an artist, illustrator and creative writer on special projects for film, advertising and publication. He was the art critic for the national daily newspaper The West Australian. His creative visual research is concerned with developing a new understanding of ‘memory’ and its relationship to invention and the creative imagination and is deeply informed by the work of the philosopher Alain Badiou. He has exhibited his creative research internationally at exhibitions ranging from the Sydney Biennale to the Asialink travelling exhibition ‘Confluence’. Most recently his experimental graphic investigations were the subject of a large solo exhibition at Kielce in Poland.He has served on the boards of galleries and independent art spaces as well as refereed journals including the New Zealand Journal of Photography, Eyeline, and the Creative Arts Research Journal and on the conference committee of the Transdisciplinary Imaging International Conference.
He has exhibited at the Biennale of Sydney, Asialink touring exhibition’ Confluence’ at the University art museum and galleries of Shandong University of Arts, Jinan University, Macao University of Science and Technology, National University of the Arts Bucharest, University of Arts Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Kielce Arts University, Poland, Market Gallery UK, Wooloongabba Gallery, Brisbane, Wrobel Woollomooloo Gallery, Sydney, Lewers Bequest Gallery, Penrith.
The title of the exhibition is Extinction Memory / Memory Extinction. This exhibition uses print and drawing processes to investigate the relationship between art and design as a physical material process of memory. I have used print and drawing processes to place emphasis on the scale of works like reading, as an intimate encounter with an idea. This also enhanced by the predominance of black and white and limited colour to exaggerate the schematic nature of these works in the virtual space of Art.