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March 06, 2007

About the Artist Sue Williams

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The artist, Sue Williams, has kindly offered the symposium use of her image, Elsewhere, as a kind of emblem for the issues at the heart of the event. Iwan Bala writes of Williams:

The more one looks the less the works seem directed at the viewer – they are certainly not for our titillation – and the more they begin to resemble a diary. A confusing set of events and emotions are being presented, dare we ask more? A private world has somehow escaped, larger than life into the public domain. Is there a traumatic event being dredged up from the memory, partly hidden?”

Sue Williams writes:

The words that come to mind, apart from vulnerability, are sexual awareness, sexual control, provocation, encouragement, naivety, punishment, guilt. My paintings are my diaries, a visual interpretation of the diary. Through the visual image, words included, I relate to personal experiences and thoughts and in doing so I also connect to broader “political” comment.”

Link to a longer article about Sue Williams from The New Welsh Review .



Welcome to this blog created to accompany the symposium, Women Writing Rape: Literary and Theoretical Narratives of Sexual Violence . Posts relevant to the issues of the symposium will soon be appearing here regularly from the week beginning the 9th April 2007.

S.G. and Z.B.


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