Master of Art in Visual Art, Queensland College of Art (Griffith Uni) 2001-2002
Fine Art, Cardiff College of Art (now Cardiff Metropolitan University) 1975-1978 (did not graduate).


Career Highlights

Prizes, Awards and Commissions:

2014             AHA Artist in Residence ‘Conflict in History’ UQ Art Museum/ HPRC
2013             Australian Poetry Cafe Poet in Residence QAG/GOMA (Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art)
2011             The Red Room Company commission ‘Clubs & Societies’ project.
2009             When I leave the stars Public Art for QUT Screen with ArtBunker (see
2008             Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy grant ‘NightLadder’ Arts QueenslandAustralia Council for the Arts Tyrone Guthrie Literature Residency (Eire ‘09)
2007             Churchill Fellowship “Establishment of collaborative print/poetry small press for emerging practitioners”
2006             Winner, Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Prize 2006 for Unpublished Poetry for the manuscript Parts of Speech.
2004             Winner, Central Queensland University Bauhinia/Idiom 23 Prize for Poetry
2001             Eckersley’s Prize (non-acquisitive), June 2001 title print in the Touching Darkness series


Book length Publications:

The Told World (selected poetry) Shearsman Press UK 2014
Thing&Unthing (selected poetry) Decibel Series Editor Pam Brown Vagabond Press Sydney 2014
Views of the Hudson (selected poetry) Shearsman Press UK 2009
Parts of Speech (selected Poetry) University of Queensland Press 2007


Fine Press Books, Chapbooks and Broadsheets:

Interference (chapbook) Ampersand Duck, Canberra 2014
Of Sky (chapbook) Ampersand Duck, Canberra Oct 2012
Swung Weight (broadsheet) Ampersand Duck, Canberra Mar 2012
The Twelve Labours Poetry Angela Gardner and Etchings Gwenn Tasker (Jun09 light-trap press) ISBN: 978-0-9804863-1-5
The Night Ladder (Perrault Fairy Tales) Poetry Angela Gardner and Linocuts Lisa Pullen (Jun09 light-trap press) ISBN: 978-0-9804863-2-2
Stop the Car (broadsheet) printed at San Francisco Centre for the Book


Solo Exhibitions:

Calligraphy Cunningham Library, CSIRO St Lucia QLD  8-26 August 2005
What are the 38 words  Soapbox Gallery Fortitude Valley May-Jun 2004
Touching Darkness Gallery9, 9 Duncan St, Fortitude Valley 8-29 Nov2002


Public Collections:

National Gallery of Australia (part of a folio On A Roll and Vario)
National Library of Wales, UK
National Museum & Gallery of Wales, UK
Queensland State Library, National Art Library Collection
State Library of Victoria
Resim ve Heykel Müzesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England, Bristol UK
James Cook University Queensland
University of Hawai'i at Manoa USA
National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum, London UK
Rockhampton Regional Gallery
Artspace Mackay
Fryer Library, University of Queensland
Australian National University, PM&D Book Studio, Canberra, Australia
International Drawing Research Institute, University of New South Wales
Griffith Artworks Griffith University, Brisbane
Rockhampton Regional Gallery (part of a folio Vario)


Other Relevant Achievements

Selected Publications – Poetry & Multmedia:

Arc / Cordite Double Issue (‘Telephony’) Nov 2014
Cordite 43: Masque: (‘Barely Noticeable’) Sep t2013
Body Language 15min single channel video with Nicci Haynes QPF Aug 2013
Australian Poetry Journal: ILIUM (after Sidney Nolan’s Gallipoli Series) APJ 3.1
Overland: Three Lessons from a Market Economy (issue 211, Winter 2013)
Magma: Notes to Architects (Piers), History Painting (UK, Issue # 54 Nov 2012)
Colloquy: 4 Pastoral Poems : End Of Day Glass, Urgencies, Landscape With Birdsong, Brightness (Issue #23 Aug2012
Perita Reperta - Apartment Block in Summer; Burden (Issue4)
Cordite 36: Electronica Dec 2011, two poems : Animal Light’ and We Are Called
Sun Herald 6 Oct 2011 (p7) extract ‘street after street held back in unanimity’ from Metamorphoses
Refashioning Myth: Poetic Transformations and Metamorphoses Editor: Jessica L. Wilkinson, Eric Parisot and David McInnis Cambridge Scholars Press 2 poems A Taxidermist’s Natural History, This Open Body of Sleep and 2 images : Fig. 1. Out of Sight of Thought (Tring) 5  and Fig. 2. Out of Sight of Thought (Tring) 4 (both mixed media on BFK Rives paper, 75 x 53cm, 2009).
Great Works five poems: beyond the footlights, joining the dots, Audience, overture and beginners, and look away, all on the theme of the suspension of disbelief;
Shearsman 85/86 Oct 2010; Morning Light, Another Fall from Grace
Poetry Wales Summer 2009 45.1 and Autumn 2010 46.2
Brand Literary Magazine 06 Spring/Summer 2010 An Inland Road - The Algarve
Kenyon Review (online) two poems:  In the Light From the Angle-Poise, Tower of Babel
foam:e 7 online March 2010: The Taxi Driver Philosopher, In Air, Bluebeard
Poetica, ABC Radio 5/9/09 : Three Hours out from Heathrow
Another Lost Shark Mar 09 Song
Jacket vol35 Apr08, 3 poems : Now that I am in Madrid and can think , subtitled ‘a postcard after Frank O’Hara’, Fade, When I Leave the Clouds
Stylus Issue 31, September 2008; Aubade
Stylus Issue 29, April 2008; Pollen
The Age 28/4/2007; Lens and Mirror
foame 5 online March 2008 :Measure, Other's sleep, Landfall, Such a beautiful morning. Three hours out from Heathrow
Blue Dog Australian Poetry Jul 07 Nil by Mouth
Meanjin, vol 64, no 1 &2, 2005 Time of Flight
Hutt 1.2 post industrial
Hutt 1.1 the mircle drug
Small Packages 8, New Century Press, 2004. 2 poems ‘Three hours out from Heathrow’ & ‘360 degrees’
What are the 38 words in CDRom publication papertiger #4 2004
Foame 1 Parts of Speech, Notes for a day at The National Gallery, London
A Chide’s Alphabet (online), UK, Dec 2003 2 poems
M.A.G. (online), USA,, August 2003 'All who move', 3 other poems –
Famous Reporter 27, June 2003; 'Peace of Mind' article, 'embedded' long poem and 'Diary Entry' prose poem- Famous Reporter 27, June 2003
Touching Darkness - Exhibition catalogue containing two poems published by Modus Studios (to coincide with Touching Darkness at Gallery 9 Nov 2002)  - 2002 Website design and Publication;
Journal of Australian Studies Creative Arts Review 2000 Suite of six poems



Australian Poetry Members Anthology – (‘Space Faring…for Laika’) Dec 2014
The Best Australian Poems 2013, Ed. Lisa Gorton, Black Inc, Collingwood 2012, (The View from GOMA)
Australian Love Poetry 2013 Ed. Mark Tredinnick, Inkerman & Blunt, Aug 2013 (‘It starts to rain’)
Spoken in One Strange Word 2013 (Queensland Poetry Festival Anthology), Aug 2013 (‘We Are Called’)
Notes for the Translators Ed. Christopher (Kit) Kelen, ASM, Macao 2012 (Three Hours out from Heathrow’)  
The Best Australian Poems 2012, Ed. John Tranter, Black Inc, Collingwood 2012, (Trance)
Jacket2 (51 Australian Poets) 3 poems : The Told World, Featherweight, Sanctuary plus image "Double Hawai'i" (Linocut print, 2009).
The Best Australian Poems 2011, Ed. John Tranter, Black Inc, Collingwood 2011, (The Sum and its Parts’)
The Best Australian Poems 2010, Ed. Robert Adamson, Black Inc, Collingwood 2010, (Morning Light)
Out of the Box Ed Jill Jones & Michael Farrell, Puncher and Wattmann, Sydney, 2009 (2 poems: ‘Bel Canto’ & ‘parts of speech (built structures)
In the Telling Cinnamon Press UK 2009 (3 poems)
Idiom23, Poetry Anthology 2004; (2 poems) 'THREE POSITIONS ACTING ON SPACE'
Small Packages 8 anthology, New Century Press, 2004 (2 poems)


Selected Publications – Prose and Criticism

Review Short: Beth Spencer’s Vagabondage; Cordite Poetry Review 48 Nov 2014
The Open Book as sequence of events, Sue Hunt & Angela Gardner Imprint, Summer 2014, Vol ??, # ?
Body_Language: text in translation, Project Angela Gardner & Nicci Haynes, Imprint Art+Print+Text, Spring 2013, Vol 48, #3Review Short: Philip Hammial’s Detroit; Cordite Poetry Review Aug 2013
‘Life Lovely Let Me Tell’  2013 review - Appears in: foam:e , 28 April no. 10 2013;
Review of Open Sesame Michael Farrell 2012 selected work poetry
Interview with Michael Farrell Angela Gardner (interviewer), 2013 interview - Appears in: foam:e , 28 April no. 10 2013;
‘A Precipitation of Fallen Angels’ in Junctionbox 4 March 2013,
Australian Poetry Journal Art vol. 2 no. 2 2012 periodical issue pg. 99-113
Artist book collaboration, IMPRINT 2011
 ‘There is a house in my head’ & ‘Manual of dance steps the law of opposition’ in Junction Box Jun 2011 (
Seven Days in Brisbane, London Review of Books, Jan 2011
Synthesis and Opposition Australian Book Arts Journal Issue 1 April 2010
When I Leave the Clouds Poetry Wales 45.4 March 2010
Ian Friend: Thirty Years of Works on Paper 1977-2007 ArtLink Sept 2008
Review Ocean Island Julian Croft in Famous Reporter #36, Dec 07
‘An impressive record of community collaboration’ in IMPRINT 2007


Oral Presentations:

Qld Poetry Festival 2015, Launch of Thing & Unthing and The Told World (forthcoming Aug 2015)
Shearsman Readings Series, London, UK, 21 May 2015
Hen & Chicks Reading Series, Abergavenny (Literature Wales) 19 May 2015
State Library of Queensland Celebration for Tom Shapcott’s 80th Birthday 2015
Brisbane Writer’s Festival, State Library Queensland, Australian Anthology of Love Poems 8 Sept 2013
Qld Poetry Festival 2013, Body Language Multimedia with Nicci Haynes Aug 2013
Readings Bookshop, Carlton, Vic, 11 July 2011
Hay Poetry Jamboree, Hay-on-Wye, UK Invited speaker, Jun 2011
Qld Poetry Festival Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts Brisbane, Invited speaker, August 2011. Also August 2010, September 2007 and October 2004 (Sounds and Silence – Multimedia presentation and poems).
Great Works Readings Series, Café Otto Dalston, London, UK 16 Dec 2009
Text and Image, seminar, UWIC School of Art Cardiff Wales UK Nov 2009
Small Publisher’s Fair Readings, Conway Hall, London, UK 14 Nov 2009
National Library of Wales Readings Series, Aberystwyth, Wales 10 Nov 2009
Shearsman Readings Series, London, UK 6 Oct 2009
Blue Bus Poetry Series, London, UK 18 Aug 2009
Traditional and emerging formats of artist’s books: where do we go from here? Centre for Fine Print Research, University of West of England, Bristol UK July 2009 Invited speaker http://
Multimedia conference presentation - Poetic Myth, Uni of Melbourne, Oct 2008
Artist's Talk - Text and Image Network Artists Northeast and Horsley Printmakers, Kirkharle, Northumberland, UK June, 2008
Poetry Reading, St Marks Poetry Center New York USA May 2008
Riverbend Books – Poetry Reading Brisbane, Feb 2007
6th National Print Symposium, Nat. Gallery of Australia, Canberra Mar-Apr 2007
Artist’s Talk - 15 Artists  Redcliffe City Gallery  October 2006 (invited)
5th National Print Symposium, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra April 2004



2010 Finalist for fine press books The Night Ladder with Lisa Pullen
Finalist twelve labours with Gwenn Tasker, both 2010 Libris Awards: Australian Artists' Book Prize Exhibition, Artspace Mackay QLD 9 April - 23 May 2010
2008 finalist Dame Mary Gilmore Award for first books
2004 finalist Hot off the press! Print Council of Australia Emerging printmakers and writers project
2004 highly commended The Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for an unpublished manuscript Touching Darkness.


Selected Group Exhibitions

5th Sheffield International Artist Book Award – Bank Arts, Sheffield UK, Oct 2015
The Spaces Between – Nightladder group, Wednesday, 6 May 2015 – Saturday, 16 May 2015, WEBB Gallery, South Bank QLD
Manly Library Artist’s Book Award, selected by Helen Cole & Steven Miller (‘Last Flight’ from the ‘Conflict in History’ Residency) Manly NSW 24 March to 12 April 2015
Small Publishers: Brenda May Gallery, Sydney from 17 Feb to 14 March 2015, curator Akky von Ogtropp  (Interference chapbook with Caren Florance)
Wales Australia Print Exchange, Aberystwyth: 10 - 16 October 2014 - Aberystwyth University Gallery; Brisbane: 18 March - 11April 2015 - Project Gallery QCA (forthcoming)
Vario+ Impress Printmaker’s Gallery, Kedron Substation, QLD 4-17 April 2014
Open Books Plus 2013-2014 Sanshang Museum of Contemporary Art, Hangzhou PRC, Hong Kong, Logan Regional Gallery, UNSW Library, Canberra, Australia, Museum of Arts in CUHK, plus other tour venues forthcoming
Regenerate: Impress Printmaker’s Gallery, Kedron Substation, QLD, 22 February - 30 March 2014
Hand Set: letterpress poetry broadsides. UNSW@ADFA Library 2 August to 10 September 2012
Happily Ever After (invited artist). John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle, NSW June 10 -26 2011 then Artspace Mackay 22 July-28 Oct 2011. Curated by Caelli Jo Booker and Helen Hopcroft.
Shifting Ground 69 Smith Street (ARI) March 2 -20 2011
Vario Orange Regional Gallery 13 January - 19 Feb 2012, Honolulu Academy of Arts Honolulu, Hawaii December 9, 2011 - January 6, 2012,Goulburn Regional Art Gallery 29 January – 12 March 2011, Bay Art Gallery, Cardiff, Wales, UK. 7 - 22 October 2010
The Curious Collector, Project Gallery, QCA, Grey St, South Brisbane 24 Jun -23 July 2010.
The Hanky Project Barratt Galleries Alstonville NSW 18 Jun – 23 July 2010; Grafton Regional Gallery (Jan 2011)
On Paper, Project Gallery, QCA, Grey St, South Brisbane 15 May -31 May 2010.
Night Ladder 2010 Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba QLD 27 May - 7 July 2010 with Gwenn Tasker and Lisa Pullen
2010 Libris Awards: Australian Artists' Book Prize Exhibition, Artspace Mackay QLD 9 April - 23 May 2010
First Edition Workhouse Gallery Llanfyllin Wales UK  August 2009
Southern Cross University Acquisitive Artists' Book Award exhibition Barratt Galleries Alstonville NSW 
Night Ladder June/July 2009 Barratt Galleries Alstonville NSW with Gwenn Tasker and Lisa Pullen; then 12 Mar-18 Apr 2010 Umbrella Studio Townsville 
Bridging June2008 Kirkharle UK, Sept 2008 Project Gallery QCA Brisbane Australia, Jan/Feb2009  Queens Hall Hexham UK
Night Ladder – (with Gwenn Tasker, Lisa Pullen and Clyde McGill) Firestation Gallery Armadale Vic August 2008 Churchie National Emerging Art Exhibition –Brisbane May 2007 (finalist)
II International Printmaking Exhibition Resim ve Heykel Müzesi, Ystanbul Turkey Dec 2006
15 Artists Redcliffe City Gallery  October 2006 (invited artist)
Compact Prints  Umbrella Studio Townsville  Nov 2008, Studio Paradiso Sandon VIC Mar/April 2009 then Kickarts Cairns; Umbrella Studio Townsville  Nov/Dec 2006 Darwin Visual Arts in the Northern Territory, and Castlemaine, Victoria.; Aug-Sept 2002 then touring nationally
On a Roll, The Arts Factory Brisbane September 2005 travelling to Redcliffe Cultural Centre and Robina Gallery, Gold Coast
In Your Dreams, The Economist Gallery Hong Kong September 2005, Arts Factory Brisbane October 2005, Montmartre Paris 2006, Shanghai Feb 2007
Pressplay! Robina Art Gallery, Gold Coast March 2005 then Habitus Gallery Hong Kong May 2005
Linden Postcard Exhibition, St Kilda VIC 2003 & 2004
CPM National Print Awards Murwillumbah, NSW Aug-Sept 2003
Shell Fremantle Print Award 2002  Fremantle Arts Centre WA August- 2002
RBH & RWH Art Award 2002 Brisbane June/July 2002


Corporate Collections:

Impress Printmakers Studio Brisbane Inc; Hong Kong Open Print Workshop, Hong Kong China; Magnani Papers Australia, Melbourne: Creative Cohesions P/L, Queensland; Franklin Professional Bookbinders, Brisbane; QCA Printmaking Studios Brisbane; Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane



Body Language with Nicci Haynes (multimedia presentation at QPF Aug 2013)
TXTL ACTVT with Caren Florance
Big Print with Ampersand Duck (aka Caren Florance) and Byrd (Dan Maginnity) installation at Megalo Print Studio, Canberra, ACT Oct 2010
Book cover Untitled Monoprint 2001 Touching Darkness Series for Bridges, Cassie Lewis published Walleah Press, North Hobart 2005.
Postcard Poems Oct/Nov 2003 Poetry Angela Gardner and Jill Jones (artist book now in the collection of The Fryer Library, University of Queensland)


Membership / Involvement with relevant organisations:

Impress Printmakers Studio Brisbane Inc.
Australian Poetry  Inc
Print Council of Australia
Queensland Writers Centre
Literature Wales


Other Community Activities:

Judge the inaugural Philip Bacon Ekphrasis Award (QPF 2015) forthcoming
Founding Committee Member Impress Printmakers Studio Brisbane Inc
Australian Tour co-Organiser for travelling exhibition Open Books Plus 2013-2014 Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Canberra, Brisbane etc
Organiser (Brisbane, Hawaii USA, Cardiff Wales) for Vario (Southern Highlands Folio Box), with an Australian Regional Galleries tour planned for 2009 onwards
Mentor for YAMP, Youth Arts Queensland (2008)
Brisbane Tour co-organiser for travelling exhibition Bridging 2008 Kirkharle UK, Project Gallery QCA Brisbane Australia, Queens Hall Hexham UK 2009
Brisbane Tour co-Organiser for travelling exhibition In Your Dreams 2005-2007 Hong Kong, Brisbane, Paris, Shanghai


Selected Publications – About Angela Gardner:

Responding to Conflict: Angela Gardner, creative in residence at The University of Queensland, Australia, Printmaking Today (UK) 2015 (forthcoming)
Duotrope – interview Nov2014
Rochford Street Review: The Restraint of Meaning: Stevi-Lee Alver reviews the #‎concrete issue of ‘Australian Poetry Journal
“I particularly enjoyed the pieces with colour, especially ‘A Quiet Voice’ by Australian artist and poet Angela Gardner. In ‘A Quiet Voice’—a stunning fusion of watercolour, origami and poetry—Gardner delicately uses space and silence as an additional form of expression, and catalyst, that swings the reader between reading and viewing”.
Duotrope – interview
Fine spun web of intrigue, Art Review by Sasha Grishin, The Canberra Times 31 March 2014. (Body_Language project Angela Gardner & Nicci Haynes)
Angela Gardner Blurs the Boundaries – Profile, Writing Queensland, Sept 2013
Review Views of the Hudson ‘Cheap Arcadia’, Tina Giannoukos, Appears in Jacket 40 – Late 2010
Review Views of the Hudson, Janet Upcher  appears in Famous Reporter 41
Review Views of the Hudson, Lyndon Davies Appears in Poetry Wales Spring 10 Issue 45.4
Churchill Fellowship travel furthers international research and collaboration, IMPRINT 2008
Poetry Survey review 2008, Goldsmith, Merle Appears in: Island no.113 Winter 2008 (pp.46-51)
Highlights from Churchill Fellowship travel, Appears in: Book Arts Newsletter no.43 August 2008 Centre for Fine Print Research UWE, UK (pp.19-20)
The Performance of Publication: Recent Australian Poetry review 2008, Prater, David Appears in: Overland no.191 Winter 2008 (pp.88-91)
Cordite Poetry Review, Braune, Bev, Appears in Cordite 2008 (online)
Delayed Lucidity: Book Review, Brown, Pam, Appears in Jacket 35 2008 (online)
Parts of Speech, Review, Polites, Sue, Appears in Studio 2008
Shape-shifting exiles, Poetry Review, Woodhouse, Jena, Appears in foame 5 (online)
Review 2007, White, Petra Appears in: Australian Book Review no.296 November 2007



Open Books+ with Mary Husted (UK) and Caren Florance, exhibitions Logan Art Gallery, ADFA Library UNSW Canberra (forthcoming 2014)
Vario (with Tony Ameneiro) - exhibitions and Folio Box



Australian Historical Association Artist in Residence ‘Conflict in History’ UQ Art Museum/ HPRC (2014)
Australian Poetry Cafe Poet in Residence QAG/GOMA (Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art) Brisbane April – September 2013
University Wales Institute, School of Art & Design, Cardiff UK, Oct-Dec 2009
Australia Council for the Arts Tyrone Guthrie Literature Residency (Eire 2009)
Australian National University, School of Art Book Studio, April/May 2009
University Wales Institute, School of Art & Design, Cardiff UK, June 2008
Centre for Fine Print Research, University of West of England, Bristol UK June 2008


As Publisher:

Leaving Here Poetry Laurie Duggan and Prints Angela Gardner, lighttrappress 2012
Clouds in Another’s Blood Poetry Nathan Shepherdson and Prints Julie Barratt (light-trap press)
The Twelve Labours Poetry Angela Gardner and Etchings Gwenn Tasker (Jun 09 light-trap press) ISBN: 978-0-9804863-1-5
holding Job's hand light-trap press, West End 2008 isbn:  978-0-9804863-0-8
A book-length sequence of poems exploring identity, loss and hope by Louise Waller with an original photopolymer etching cover by performance artist and printmaker Clyde McGill
Founding Editor foam:e online poetry journal (2004...continuing)
(Indexed by AustLit, archived by National Library of Australia)