Time Shifts, Patterns Stay the Same

The Australian Women's Diary

Marlies Pekarek


38.00 €

About the book

German, English

  • ISBN: 978-3-7165-1800-7
  • Pages: 180
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Published: 11/2014
  • Illustrations: Illustrated throughout
  • Dimensions: 19 x 24 cm

Collages filled with humour, depth and imagination

Marlies Pekarek’s book features selected texts from her art diaries that she once began during her studies in Australia and has continued up until today. It is based on Australian Women's Diary, an annual calendar with diary sections for personal notes, stories about women in Australia and nostalgic illustrations and texts from historical guide books for women. Pekarek has reinterpreted this model and developed it in her own context.

The artist and author not only includes current global events in her collages consisting of press photos and other findings but also general considerations, such as reflections on symbols of power, different religions and the position of women. From within the printed frame of the calendar, the artist develops expressive and playfully light-hearted illustrations and associative connections. Even if these diaries originally emerged as a kind of artistic by-product of her current work cycles, as independent works, they aptly illustrate key issues in Marlies Pekarek’s creative development.


Marlies Pekarek

Marlies Pekarek-Wildbolz was born in Bern in 1957. From 1987 to 1990 she took a course of studies of visual arts at the F+F School for Art and Media Design in Zurich, and from 1992 to 1994 she studied visual arts (Master of Arts) at Southern Cross University, in Lismore, Australia.

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