Guide to the Papers of Ania Walwicz


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Manuscript Name Papers of Ania Walwicz
Manuscript Number MSS 287
Last Updated October 2019
Extent 10 boxes + 1 Oversize + 4 AV boxes
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract

Personal diaries, typewritten and manuscript drafts, copies of books, correspondence, miscellaneous, interviews and AV material relating to Ania Walwicz

Collection Subject Type

Literary

Scope and Content

This collection contains personal diaries, typewritten and manuscript drafts, copies of books, correspondence, miscellaneous, interviews with Ania Walwicz and AV material: photo albums, slides, colour negatives, audio cassettes and video cassettes of performances, radio programs and writing workshops.

Date Range of Content

1962-1992

Biographical Note

Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ania_Walwicz

Ania Walwicz graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne and has exhibited visual works in Arts Projects written and performed experimental prose-poetry. She has 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 has read on numerous public occasions in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide as well as in England, Switzerland and France. She has also read and discussed her work on Radio 3EA, 3PBS, 3CR and 2SER as well as on SBS TV.

Ania Walwicz has taught as a lecturer in the School of Creative Media, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and her work has been featured in many university courses and videos in Australia. Her work is widely regarded as embodying a kind of experimental writing. Her prose poems and theatrical pieces use a fractured English, in a minimalist, discontinuous style. Walwicz employs 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.

Reference: Austlit - https://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/A25391

 

Administrative Information

 

Access and Copying Conditions

Access: Open Access

This collection contains a variety of copyright material. Copyright is held by the creator of each item. Specific conditions for this collection are listed below. If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items. Digitised material from manuscript collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright. Refer also to the UNSW copyright, disclaimer and takedown policy. 

Copying: Copying of material authored by Ania Walwicz for private study and research is approved. 

Preferred Citation 

Papers of Ania Walwicz, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 287, Box [Number], Folder [Number].

Provenance 

The collection was acquired in 1992 by the Academy Library

 

Subject Keywords 

 

Subjects

Experimental writing, poetry

Personal Names 

Ania Walwicz, 1951-….

Occupations

Poet, writer, playwright

 

Container List 

 

Box 1 

Two personal diaries. Typewritten and annotated drafts of Boat.

Folder 1 

Two personal diaries (August-December 1990 & October-December 1991)

Folder 2

Typewritten and annotated drafts of Boat

Folder 3

Typewritten and annotated drafts of Boat

Folder 4

Typewritten and annotated drafts of Boat

Folder 5

Typewritten and annotated drafts of Boat

Folder 6

Typewritten and annotated drafts of Boat

Folder 7

Typewritten and annotated drafts of Boat

 

Box 2

Typewritten and photocopied drafts of Boat

Folder 8

Typewritten drafts of Boat

Folder 9

Typewritten drafts of Boat

Folder 10

Typewritten and photocopied drafts of Boat

Folder 11

Typewritten and photocopied drafts of Boat

Folder 12

Typewritten and photocopied drafts of Boat

Folder 13

Typewritten and photocopied drafts of Boat

Folder 14

Typewritten and photocopied drafts of Boat

Folder 15

Typewritten and photocopied drafts of Boat

 

Box 3 

Typewritten and photocopied drafts of Boat. Copy of Boat

Folder 16 {para bold}

Typewritten and photocopied drafts of Boat

Folder 17

Typewritten drafts of Boat

Folder 18

Typewritten drafts of Boat

Folder 19

Typewritten drafts of Boat

Folder 20

Typewritten drafts of Boat

Folder 21

Copy of Boat (Sirius, 1989)

 

Box 4

Newspaper articles, typewritten drafts of Writing

Folder 22

3 newspaper articles with photocopies (The Virgin Press, July 1982)

Folder 23

Typewritten drafts of Writing

Folder 24

Typewritten drafts of Writing

Folder 25

Typewritten drafts of Writing

Folder 26

Typewritten drafts of Writing

Folder 27

Typewritten drafts of Writing

Photocopies of printed pieces of work by Ania Walwicz

Folder 28

Typewritten drafts of Writing

Folder 29

Typewritten drafts of Writing

 

Box 5

18 Personal diaries

Folder 30

3 personal diaries:

  • January to May 1990 “Four months in the life of Professor Elephant”
  • February-July 1990 “Footscray Girls Secondary College 1990 Writing Project”
  • May to August 1990 “90 Diary Ania Walwicz”

Folder 31

4 personal diaries:

  • 1990-1991 – “91”
  • 1991 – “91”
  • 1991 - “91 Work Diary”
  • 1992 - “Final Diary ‘92”

Folder 32

7 personal diaries:

  • “Dream Diary”
  • “Thoughts on my writing 89”
  • “ACTS May/June 82”
  • “Feci quod potui faciant meliora potentes”
  • “Book of painting 92 School of Life”
  • “92”
  • Blue diary

Folder 33

4 personal diaries:

  • Red Diary 90-92
  • Orange Diary 92
  • Yellow Diary 92
  • Yellow Diary, Diary 92, School of life

 

Box 6

Typewritten drafts of Writing

Folder 34

Typewritten drafts of Writing

Folder 35

Typewritten drafts of Writing

Folder 36

Typewritten drafts of Writing

Folder 37

Typewritten drafts of Writing

Folder 38

Typewritten drafts of Writing

Folder 39

Typewritten drafts of Writing

Folder 40

Typewritten drafts of Writing

Folder 41

Typewritten drafts of Writing

 

Box 7

Typewritten drafts and copy of Writing, drafts of Telltale, Dissecting Mice and Red Roses

Folder 42

Typewritten drafts of Writing

Folder 43

Typewritten drafts of Writing

Folder 44

Typewritten drafts of Writing

Folder 45

Copy of Writing, by Ania Walwicz (Rigmarole Books, 1982)

Folder 46

Manuscript and annotated typewritten draft of Telltale

Folder 47

Typewritten drafts of Telltale and Dissecting Mice

Folder 48

Typewritten manuscript of Red Roses

 

Box 8

Drafts, correspondence and miscellaneous

Folder 49

Typewritten drafts of Elegant, Girltalk and Headmaster

Piece of cardboard with Ania Walwicz’s handwriting (“Detailed list of contents inside box”)

Folder 50

‘Elwood ‘66’ - school year book

Warana biographies, 1992

Telltale, notebook

‘Dzienniczek Ucznia’, school book (1962-3) and three receipts

Folder 51

Notes for Dissecting Mice

Folder 52

Train, typewritten

Texts for theatre-related art performance and for tape-recordings

Outline of ideas for play Princess Hill (?)

Folder 53

Correspondence, 1990-1992

1990 Premier’s Literary Awards (poster)

Art Loud, issue 12-86.

‘Heartland’ and ‘Sound Works’ booklets

Folder 54

Correspondence, 1988-1992

Folder 55

Correspondence, 1981-1992

Folder 56

Correspondence, 1987-1992

Folder 57

Voyages, manuscript work (typewritten/handwritten notes and 3 notebooks)

 

Box 9

Drafts and interviews

Folder 58

Preparatory manuscript work for Voyages

Folder 59

Manuscript work for Voyages

Folder 60

Typewritten miscellaneous manuscript pieces

Folder 61

2 interviews with Ania Walwicz

Miscellaneous manuscript and typewritten pieces

Folder 62

Notes on publicity, talks (handwritten and typewritten). Includes posters and pamphlets.

Folder 63

Typewritten interviews with Ania Walwicz

Folder 64

Annotated typewritten manuscript of Red Roses - includes cover and notes

Folder 65

Typewritten manuscript of Elegant

 

Box 10

Galley proofs of Red Roses

Folder 66

Red Roses - Galley proofs

Folder 67

Red Roses - Galley proofs

Folder 68

Red Roses – Annotated galley proofs

Folder 69

Red Roses – Annotated galley proofs

 

Oversize

Oversize1

Pataphysics Issue F 1990 – Contains Elegant, by Ania Walwicz

 

AV

AV1

29 audio cassettes of performances, radio programs and writing workshops

Audio cassettes:

AV1.1 - “In our own words”: 6 Melbourne Writers.

Side A - Ania Walwicz

Side B - Kris Hemensley

AV1.2 – ‘Ania Walwicz Voice performance of prose/poetry text’

                Side A – white / pink / sounds / bee / soft / fly

                Side B – night / horse / heat / waves / elephant / dawn

AV1.3 – ‘Ania’

Side A - Sound poetry. Ania + Jias / Nick + Amanda. Broadcast 8.3.87

Side B – 10’ Piece. ‘Good afternoon’. 6.3.87. ABC Radio

AV1.4 – ‘Voices (composite)’

                Side A - Ania Walwicz. ‘Voices’. Performance Space. 10.5.86. Sydney

                [+ some Jas]. ‘From Amanda’

AV1.5 – ‘Sydney 22.4.90 end’

                Side A – Writers in recital. AGNSW. 22.4. Ania Walwicz

AV1.6 – ‘Festival Bâtie 1990. 14.9.90’. Festival de la Bâtie. Geneva, Switzerland 1990

                Side A – A. Walwicz / W. Scherstjanoi

                Side B – J. Cage

AV1.7 – [label illegible]

AV1.8 – ‘THe GRAeZONe edition 3’

AV1.9 - ‘THe GRAeZONe edition 7’

AV1.10 - ‘THe GRAeZONe edition 10’

AV1.11 - ‘THe GRAeZONe edition 11’. ABC FM program

AV1.12 – Ania Walwicz “Interview” Tape 2

AV1.13 – Ania Walwicz “L’Elegant”. Tape 1

AV1.14 – Ania Walwicz “L’Elegant”. Tape 2. Duration 17 mins

AV1.15 – ‘Voice 1’. Ania Walwicz ‘’Voices’’ Tape 1

AV1.16 – ‘Voice 2’. Ania Walwicz ‘’Voices’’ Tape 2

AV1.17 – ‘Voice 3’. Ania Walwicz ‘’Voices’’ Tape 3

AV1.18 – ‘Voice 4’. Ania Walwicz ‘’Voices’’ Tape 4

AV1.19 – 3PBS tape. 8.7.83

AV1.20 – Love’m & Leave’em Performance tape

AV1.21 – Boat / Hat / Head. Performance tape. 14.5.85

AV1.22 – Ania Walwicz. Radio 3CR Program 80

AV1.23 – Ania Walwicz. 15 mins [label illegible] Life Model

AV1.24 – Ania Walwicz 90

AV1.25 – Ania Walwicz. Writing workshop 84

AV1.26 – WMC. 24.9.86

AV1.27 – Ania Walwicz. 3RRR. 28.7.83

AV1.28 – Ania Walwicz

AV1.29 – ‘Sailor’

 

AV2

14 audio cassettes and 7 video cassettes (VHS and KCA60) of performances and radio programs

Audio cassettes:

AV2.1 – Ania Walwicz. Reading. 83

AV2.2 – Life Model. Voice 1

AV2.3 – Life Model. Voice 2

AV2.4 – Writers Radio. A.W. / Editered [sic] version. A.W. Mentally [label illegible] tape

AV2.5 – ‘Back’

AV2.6 – Ania Walwicz. 4

AV2.7 – ‘Father’               

AV2.8 – Migrant Writers. Deakin University

AV2.9 – Mattoid Performance tape. Ania Walwicz & other writers. 83

AV2.10 – Mattoid Performance Supplement. Readings by Ania Walwicz. Deakin University. 1988

AV2.11 – Ania Walwicz. STP at the Albion. Reading. Public performance. 1979

AV2.12 – Reading works

AV2.13 – ‘’This’’ Performance. Voice A

AV2.14 – ‘’This’’ Performance. Voice B

Video cassettes:

AV2.15 – Voicing a place (VHS)

AV2.16 – Voicing the place (VHS)

AV2.17 – The body of Frankenstein. Film containing enactment of work of Ania Walwicz.

   (Deakin University 1990) (VHS)

AV2.18 – Play ‘’Elegant’’. Video of performance of Play, ‘’Elegant’’. La Mama Theatre. Melbourne 90.

                   Actor A. Richards, Director H. Sharp (VHS)

AV2.19 – Sound Poetry in Australia – NZ. 8.11.92. Ania Walwicz poetry performance 90 (VHS)

AV2.20 – Ania Walwicz art performance tape (KCA60)

AV2.21 – Ania Walwicz art performance tape (KCA60)

 

AV3

1 photograph album with family photographs in Poland and photographs of Ania Walwicz, from 1982 to 1992

 

AV4

1 photograph album with photographs of paintings (1983-1990), of art performances (1980-1983) with 4 screen bromides, and of Ania Walwicz teaching (1990), with colour negatives

1 box of art performance slides – Boat/Hat 84, Performance Space, Sydney, Love em & Leave em, World Trade Centre 85; Back 87, Sailor 86, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne