Guide to the Papers of Janine Burke


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Manuscript Name Papers of Janine Burke
Manuscript Number MSS 241
Last Updated March 2007
Extent 75cm (6 boxes)
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract The papers of Janine Burke include correspondence, manuscripts, research material and photographs.

Scope and Content

This collection include manuscript and research material for Australian Women Artists 1840-1940 (1980), Joy Hester (1983), Speaking (1984), Second sight (1986), Company of images (1989), Field of vision : a decade of change, women's art in the seventies (1990), Lullaby (1994) and Journey to bright water (1995).

Biographical Note

Janine Burke was born in Melbourne in 1952 and grew up in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. She grew up in Melbourne, Adelaide and in Perth. She graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Fine Arts degree in 1974, completed a Master of Arts degree at LaTrobe University in 1983 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree at Deakin University in 2001. For nine years from 1973 Janine wrote art criticism and articles for journals and newspapers and was a founding member of the feminist art journal Lip. She has organized exhibitions of Australian art for state and regional galleries and has worked as both editor and consultant on art and literary magazines. She lectured on art history at the Victorian College of Arts from 1977-1982. Her book Australian women artists 1840-1940 (1980) was the first history of Australian women artists. In 1984 she lived in Tuscany and later returned to Melbourne to become a full-time writer of fiction.

Janine has written several non-fiction books on art and artists, including:
Australian women artists 1840-1940 (1980)
Joy Hester (1981)
Field of vision : a decade of change, women's art in the seventies (1990)
Dear Sun : the letters of Joy Hester and Sunday Reed (1995)
Australian gothic : a life of Albert Tucker (2002)
The heart garden : Sunday Reed and Heide (2004)
The Gods of Freud (2006).

Novels, including:
Speaking (1984)
Second sight (1986) for which she was awarded the Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction at the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards in 1987
Company of images (1989)
Lullaby (1994).

Novels for young adults, including:
Journey to bright water (1994)
The blue faraway (1996)
Our Lady of Apollo Bay (2001).

References:
AustLit : The Resource for Australian Literature, March 2007.

Administrative Information


Access

The collection is available for research.


Restrictions on Use

No copying is permitted without the permission of the copyright owners.


Preferred Citation

Papers of Janine Burke, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, MS 241, Box [Number], Folder [Number].


Provenance

The collection was acquired from Janine Burke in a single instalment in 2001.

Access Terms


Personal Names

Burke, Janine, 1952- -- Archives.


Topical Subjects

Art historians -- Australia -- Archives.

Artists -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.


Occupations

Historians

Container List


Box 1

Folder 1
Correspondence, with Rix Wright (son of Hilda Rix Nicholas), Jean Appleton, Nora Heysen, Donald Brown (son of Norah Simpson), Beverley Kingston, Grace Crowley and Margel Hinder, 1975-1980, plus related research material for Australian Women Artists 1840-1940 (1980)

Folder 2
Correspondence with Queensland Art Gallery, Bloomfield Galleries, Australian National Gallery, Newcastle City Art Gallery, The Art Gallery of South Australia, Muriel Dawkins, Patrick Hutchings, Miriam Stannage, Tasmanian College of Advanced Education, National Gallery of Victoria, Western Australia Art Gallery, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery and Osborne Art Gallery Adelaide, 1975-1980, for Australian Women Artists 1840-1940 (1980)

Folder 3
Correspondence with regional art galleries, 1975-1980, plus related research material and research material on Sybil Craig and modern art for Australian Women Artists 1840-1940 (1980)

Folder 4
Manuscript drafts and annotated typewritten drafts of catalogue essays for Australian Women Artists 1840-1940 (1980)

Folder 5
Annotated typescript draft of Joy Hester (1983)


Box 2

Folder 6
Annotated typescript draft of Speaking (1984) and related correspondence with publisher

Folder 7
Annotated typescript drafts of 'Autobiographies' retitled Second sight (1986)

Folder 8
Manuscript and annotated typescript draft of Second sight (1986)

Folder 9
Annotated typescript draft of Second sight (1986) plus correspondence from Pamela Brown


Box 3

Folder 10
Annotated typescript draft of Second sight (1986)

Folder 11
Annotated typescript draft of 'Autobiographies' retitled Second sight (1986)

Folder 12
Annotated typescript draft of Second sight (1986)

Folder 13
Annotated typescript draft of Second sight (1986)

Folder 14
Annotated galley proofs of Second sight (1986)

Folder 15
Manuscript drafts of research notes for Company of images (1989)

Folder 16
Photocopy typescript draft with ms. annotations of Company of images (1989)


Box 4

Folder 17
Annotated typescript draft of Company of images (1989) plus a notebook of research notes

Folder 18
Annotated typescript draft of Company of images (1989)

Folder 19
Annotated typescript drafts of miscellaneous pages of Company of images (1989)

Folder 20
Manuscript drafts and annotated typescript drafts of biographies and correspondence with Micky Allen, Vivienne Binns, Lesley Dumbrell, Virginia Coventry, Bonita Ely, Sue Ford and Rosalie Gascoigne 1988-89 re Field of vision : a decade of change, women's art in the seventies (1990)

Folder 21
Manuscript drafts and annotated typescript drafts of biographies, and correspondence with Elizabeth Gower, Ponch Hawkes, Sandra Leveson, Bea Maddock, Ann Newmarch, Ailsa O'Connor, Jill Orr, Vicki Varvaressos and Jenny Watson 1988-89 re Field of vision : a decade of change, women's art in the seventies (1990)


Box 5

Folder 22-23
Computer typescript drafts with ms. annotations of Lullaby (1994) (incomplete)

Folder 24
Computer typescript draft with ms. annotations of Lullaby (1994) and a copy of Australian book review No. 160, May 1994

Folder 25
Correspondence, schedules, photocopied articles of published material re Monash University Koorie Studies course c.1990-91

Folder 26
Correspondence 1993-94 and research material for children's book Journey to bright water (1995)

Folder 27
Computer typescript draft with ms. annotations of Journey to bright water (1995)


Box 6 (Photographs)

Two black and white photographs of paintings by Vera Terry
Two black and white photographs of sculptures by Margel Hinder
Blank and white photograph of a painting ['Portrait'] by Mickey Allen
Negative of a painting 'Sydney' (1979)
Black and white photograph of Ponch Hawkes c.1989
Black and white photograph of painting 'Harriet Chatwin-Lowe c. 1860' by Vivienne Binns
Negative of photograph of Jenny Watson c.1988
Colour photograph of Sue Ford c.1989
Colour slide of artwork 'Mother's work bench' (1977) by Jenny Watson
Colour slide of artwork Box Hill North (1977) by Jenny Watson
Two black and white photographs of Prospect Mural Group's mural 'Australian Flora' (1979) [Ann Newmarch]
Black and white photograph of 'Jake and Bruno, 5 years and 5 months', 1977 (Ann Newmarch)
Black and white photograph of artwork 'Babies alive', 1977 (Ann Newmarch)