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Ania Walwicz Ania Walwicz i(A25391 works by) (a.k.a. Ania Walwics)
Born: Established: 19 May 1951 Swidnica,
Eastern Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 29 Sep 2020
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1963
Heritage: Polish
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Ania Walwicz graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne and exhibited visual works in Arts Projects written and performed experimental prose-poetry. She described her work as avant-garde, experimental, poetic and abstract writing.

She was artist/writer-in-residence at the Experimental Art Foundation in 1986, writer-in-residence at Deakin University, Victoria, 1987 and writer-in-residence at Murdoch University, Western Australia, in 1988. She was a guest writer to the British Association for Australian Studies Conference, Lincoln, England in 1988, to the Festival de la Batie, Geneva, Switzerland in 1990 and the Centre Internationale de la Poesie Sonore, Marseilles, France, in 1990. She read on numerous public occasions in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide as well as in England, Switzerland and France. She also read and discussed her work on Radio 3EA, 3PBS, 3CR and 2SER as well as on SBS TV.

Ania Walwicz taught as a lecturer in the School of Creative Media, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and her work was featured in many university courses and videos in Australia. Her work was widely regarded as embodying a kind of experimental writing. Her prose poems and theatrical pieces used a fractured English, in a minimalist, discontinuous style. Walwicz employed a variety of voices, often those of migrants and other exiles, in surrealist, modernist, repetitive discourses substituting for standard plots. Traces of her mother tongue, Polish, can be observed in some works. Her juxtaposition of urban trash culture with shards from European high culture conveys a disorienting montage effect.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Horse Nedlands : UWA Publishing , 2018 13865220 2018 single work prose humour

'Enter into the world of imaginative writing that crosses over into theories of language and the mind: 

'A fairytale. Magic horse tells me. I grow a beard. Who is me? Work crosses boundaries between poetics, theory and autobiography. An opera of the self. I am the diva. Dark comedy and terror of psychoanalysis comes to life here. A learning experience. Layered text. I become the Doctor. The composition of the self. The work of memory, charm and play. Doctor Walwicz tells you a trauma. Doctor Freud reads me here. I know everything now and all at once. Fictocriticism. A multilevel text. You can do it too. I analyse me. You can do it to you. A different reading of the self. My diary. I tell you everything here. I open my head. I open my heart. Read me.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted Mascara Avant-garde Awards Fiction
y separately published work icon Boat North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1989 Z213349 1989 selected work poetry
1990 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards ANZ New Writing Prize

Known archival holdings

University of New South Wales Australian Defence Force Academy Australian Defence Force Academy Library (ACT)
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