Noonie Minogue

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Noonie MinogueNoonie Minogue

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Statement

 

Printmaking allows me to experiment with putting an idea through variations, changing the atmosphere with different colours as if I were changing the lights in a theatre.  I often use many plates together in different combinations. Drawing from imagination I’ve created over the years a cast of characters, a set of hieroglyphic shapes that recur in many of my prints - silhouettes in imaginary landscapes that represent some odd hybrid of human, animal and divine. Sea myths and voyages - the poetry and the music that go with them are a constant reference.  If I look long enough at anything, whether a tree or a soup ladle it often begins to take on archetypal human qualities. I make prints that are widely different in style: precise meditative drawings or the wild rapid abstracts that come so readily with mono print.   A recent experiment in self-portraiture has created for me an interesting chance to drop my own face into the landscapes I’ve been creating. It would be hard to say whether this feels more like the emergence of a puppet master from behind the scenes or the explosion of my surreal little creatures into my own more logical reality.

Biography

Noonie Minogue studied English Literature at Cambridge, Classics at London University, and etching and lithography in Rome. She is a book reviewer, classics tutor,  author of "Nero the singing Emperor" (Short Books). Her new translation from Modern Greek of the Autobiography of Markos Vamvakaris, the Man and the Bouzouki was published June 2015. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02s1sl9). She plays cello and guitar in various ensembles, Greek, Persian and classical and draws inspiration from the music and poetry of the Mediterranean.

Exhibition History

Feb-Mar 2014'GAZE' Espacio Gallery,
Shoreditch High St.
Nov - Dec 2013Nine Printmakers, Riverside studios
July 2013West London Printmakers, Rose House, 70 Barnes High St
NINE PRINTMAKERS 2013An exhibition of new work by nine London Print makers at Riverside Studios, Hammersmith.
Nov.09 - Jan 2010MINI PRINT INTERNACIONAL DE CADAQUES - "Galerie L'Etang d'Art", Bages, France
Oct. 09MINI PRINT INTERNACIONAL DE CADAQUES - "Fundacio Tharrats d'Art Grafic" Pineda de Mar, Barcelona, Spain
July 09MINI PRINT INTERNACIONAL DE CADAQUES "Wingfield Barnes" Suffolk
June -Sep.09MINI PRINT INTERNACIONAL DE CADAQUES - At Taller Galeria Fort, Girona, Spain.
June/July 2009"Baroque and Blue" SUMMER JAZZ AND ETCHINGS at the George and Devonshire, Chiswick
June 2009AAH (Artists at Home) - Open Studios in Chiswick, Hammersmith and Fulham
June 2008AAH (Artists at Home) - Open Studios in Chiswick, Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush.
October 2008"Antiquity and Myth" Hellenic Centre, Paddington St, Marylebone, London W1
May 2009Nineprintmakers '09 Riverside Studios, Hammersmith
Feb 2008Nineprintmakers '08, Riverside Studios, Hammersmith W6
Jan 2007Nineprintmakers '07 Riverside Studios, W6
Riverside Studios, Hammersmith W6