Genevieve Swifte

Genevieve Swifte is an award winning contemporary artist working between drawing and photography. From her studio at Gorman Arts Centre she creates works on paper that fuse gelatine silver photographic prints with meticulous drawing. These works form the basis of Eye to Hand, a series of workshops and master classes that invite participants to share in the theory and processes of her practice

Emerging from the darkroom of an alternative school in the early 1990s, Swifte’s sensibilities are also informed by an undergraduate degree in drawing and printmaking, interdisciplinary collaborations and residencies in remote corners of the globe. In 2016 Swifte completed her doctorate at the ANU School of Art, exploring transgressions of sensory experience and embodiment via lens-based imagery.

The recipient of numerous grants and awards, Swifte’s works are held in public collections in Australia and internationally. Recent exhibitions include The Poetic Lens at Tamworth Regional Gallery, Quotidean, Elements of the Everyday: Water at CelerySpace, Berkeley, California, Sur Polar: Arte en Antarctica, Galeria de Arte Contemporaneo de Xalapa, Mexico and the Museo de Arte Tigre, Buenos Aries.