Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Sam Bowker

Dr Sam Bowker is an art historian, so he usually discusses and curates other people's artwork rather than making his own. As a result, his creative practice is driven by the metaphor of translation. He creates annual literary song cycles through a journal-like process of music curation, in addition to developing sketchbooks, poetry, short stories, and 'gingertecture'. He is currently working on a story quilt inspired by Gujarati embroidery, Egyptian khayamiya applique and the work of African American quiltmaker Harriet Powers.