M.33 – Drew Pettifer:  Less Than Lovers, launched by Gary Carsley
Sep
13
3:00 pm15:00

M.33 – Drew Pettifer: Less Than Lovers, launched by Gary Carsley

  • Artspace Ground Floor, Stand G29

The camera desires what I desire, it captures these subjects and possesses them. It records these moments for me, and I in turn share them with my audience (with the subjects’ consent)
Drew Pettifer, 2014

Following hot on the heels of his playfully provocative 2011 publication I keep mine hidden, Drew Pettifer presents a more languid, moody and delicate collection of images in his latest book from M.33. Once again taking its name from a song title, this one from the Japanese band Hoahio’s Less Than Lovers, More than Friends, the new book is beautifully designed and laid out by Joseph Johnson.

Edited by curator Kyla Mcfarlane from a vast collection of Pettifer’s visual diaries, the resulting body of work — which McFarlane describes in her accompanying essay Heatwave as a complex party Pettifer is inviting us to’ — traverses a somewhat different terrain for Pettifer. As opposed to the exclusively male, sexually-charged queer universe of his previous work, here we see a more open and varied world — more reflective of the wider milieu Pettifer moves in. Photographs of heterosexual couples and young women sit alongside those of male couples, images of Mount Fuji, and young men isolated in natural locations. That is not to say that sex and nudity are absent in this book, as for Pettifer these aspects are central and in some ways animate the collection of often disparate images.

Less Than Lovers will be launched by Gary Carsley, Artist and Emeritus nuisance, and Drew Pettifer will be signing books.

www.drewpettifer.com
www.m33.net.au

 

Nola Farman – The Garden Path Press – Kulinaria: recipes for Disaster
Sep
13
2:30 pm14:30

Nola Farman – The Garden Path Press – Kulinaria: recipes for Disaster

  • Artspace Ground Level, Stand G48A

All that you wouldn’t want to see in a book. Usage makes the book.

The Garden Path Press has produced 15 limited editions of artist books. At best they conceptually push the limits of the codex form. Examples are in collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, the Tate Britain, Yale University, MOMA, New York, the National Gallery of Canada, the National Library of Australia, Art Gallery of NSW, Centre de livres d’artists (France), the Baltic Centre (UK), Winchester School of Art, the University of the West of England, and numerous private collections. Nola Farman has also produced a series of altered books and book installations.

www.nolafarman1.com

PICA Press with Atomic Activity Press – Erin Coates: KINESPHERE
Sep
13
12:45 pm12:45

PICA Press with Atomic Activity Press – Erin Coates: KINESPHERE

  • Artspace Level 1, Stand L1.16

Drawing inspiration from her background in climbing and guerilla urban pursuits, Erin Coates created KINESPHERE, an expansive landscape of drawings, vertiginous 3D films, and a climbing centre – all pivoting around a seven-metre-high monolithic pavilion, housing a sonic micro-cinema. This exhibition was shown at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts last year. 

This epic publication unites the studies, process, construction and realisation of these new bodies of work and is a stunning feat of design in and of itself by Andy Simionato. It celebrates an artist at a pivotal point in her career and includes writing by Shevaun Cooley and Jack Sergeant.

www.erincoates.net

 

 

Omo Books
Sep
13
12:00 pm12:00

Omo Books

  • Artspace Ground Level, Stand G42

Book launch: 'A Novel Idea' by Fiona McGregor

A Novel Idea tracks the solitary and arduous writing process of Fiona Mcgregor's award-winning work of fiction Indelible Ink, through annotated photographs of her immediate writing environments in Sydney, Estonia and Berlin.

http://omobooks.com/index.php/rainbowseries/a-novel-idea-by-fiona-mcgregor/

Cameron James Cope
Sep
13
11:00 am11:00

Cameron James Cope

  • Artspace Level 1, Stand L1.8B

Sydney launch and signing of the poster zine 'Wallung Githa Unsettled'

Wallung Githa Unsettled explodes the euphemism of 'settlement' and communicates the violent truth of Australia's colonial past. 

Central to the work is the 'White Woman of Gippsland,' a figure reported in the 1840s to be captive to 'ruthless savages' in the bush east of Melbourne. Some historians regard her as a cover story conjured by pastoralists to justify fighting the Gunaikurnai in a war over land and pasture.

The photographic series is an acknowledgement of events on battle sites, massacre sites, original homesteads, watering holes and ceremonial grounds in Gunaikurnai country.

Wallung Githa Unsettled was first exhibited alongside a solo installation piece by Paton at Anna Pappas Gallery.

http://www.camcope.com/#3

Alphabet City Press – Avril Makula: A classical education
Sep
12
4:45 pm16:45

Alphabet City Press – Avril Makula: A classical education

  • Artspace Ground Floor, Stand G13B

Avril Makula’s book art practice has consistently been an investigation into the typographic anatomy of signage. Her handmade books explore ideas within typography, alphabet, numbers and colours through design methods that are traditional, modern or sculptural.  

Bookwork Press – Zoë Sadokierski: After Ed-werd Rew-shay
Sep
12
4:45 pm16:45

Bookwork Press – Zoë Sadokierski: After Ed-werd Rew-shay

  • Artspace Ground Floor, Stand G21

This book documents Zoë Sadokierski's research at the MoMA library, looking at Edward Ruscha's artist books (among other things). The strange spelling of Ruscha's commonly mispronounced surname (she thought it was Rush-ah) comes from the title of one of his 1972 catalogue/books: Edward Ruscha (Ed-werd Rew-shay) young artist

After Ed-werd Rew-shay is an experiment in publishing using print-on-demand technology. It was created almost instantly, on a printing and binding machine inside a New York City bookstore. From when the bookstore clerk hit print to when the book arrived, still warm, was a little under 5 minutes.

Sadokierski has designed more than 250 books for various Australian publishers and has been awarded six times at the Australian Book Design Awards. Sadokierski lectures in the School of Design at the University of Technology Sydney where she runs a research studio investigating the evolution of books in the digital age. She writes a column on book culture and reading for The Conversation, and is President of the Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA). In 2015 Sadokierski established Bookwork Press, an independent publisher of visual essays, artist's books and multiples using print-on-demand publishing platforms. Her books and works on paper are held in the collections of the UTS:Library, the National Library of Australia, the State Library of NSW and the State Library of Victoria. 

www.thebookis.net/After-Ed-werd-Rew-shay 
www.zoesadokierski.com

 

 

 

 

Cameron James Cope
Sep
12
4:15 pm16:15

Cameron James Cope

  • Artspace Level 1, Stand L1.8B

Book Signing of Boorun's Canoe

 

Cameron James Cope is a photographic artist particularly concerned with exploring contemporary legacies of the colonial past. Cope describes his work as "conceptual documentary" in which he "purposefully balances medium and message". Boorun's Canoe is a photobook and Indigenous art collaboration that shares the story of a Gunaikurnai elder passing on millennia old canoe-building traditions to his grandchildren.

Boorun’s Canoe has been exhibited at the Melbourne Museum, Latrobe Regional Gallery and added to the permanent collection of Museum Victoria. In 2014 Cope was awarded Travel Photographer of the Year by the Australian Society of Travel Writers.

Assemble Papers: Issue #4 Launch
Sep
12
4:00 pm16:00

Assemble Papers: Issue #4 Launch

  • Artspace Ground Floor, Stand G7

Assemble Papers is an online and biannual print publication exploring small footprint living across art, design, architecture, urbanism, the environment and finance. From culture and knowledge through to what we eat and buy, the team believes that how we live and what we consume matters. Assemble Papers Issue #4: The Architecture of Wellbeing will be fresh off the press and launched at VOLUME 2015. 

Space – built, social or symbolic – is fundamental to our psychological, physical and ecological wellbeing. How and where do we find this space? Themed The Architecture of Wellbeing, issue #4 collects inspiring people and projects who encourage interconnectedness with the world around, during our era of high-speed globalisation.

This special edition marks the opening of this year’s MPavilion commission (which will be unveiled this October in Melbourne’s Victoria Gardens), and features profiles, interviews and essays on Tezuka Architects (JPN); Timmah Ball on Aboriginal placemaking in Melbourne; Maxim Holland of HAWAPI (Peru); Amanda Levete (UK), architect of this year’s MPavilion; and visits to the small footprint abode of Jane Caught of SIBLING (AUS), The Commons in Brunswick, and Pasona HQ, Japan’s largest urban farm-to-table operation (plus much more!).

Initiated in 2012, Assemble Papers publishes work by and about a stellar mix of people; words, ideas and images related to living small. New content is published on a weekly basis and is distributed online.  

www.assemblepapers.com.au

Sydney Book Art Group (BAG): 'Stack' book signing
Sep
12
3:15 pm15:15

Sydney Book Art Group (BAG): 'Stack' book signing

  • Artspace Ground Floor, Stand G13A

The seven book artists Avril Makula, Cathie Edlington, Cindy Tonkin, Gary Smith, Julie Bookless, Lisa Giles and Sandra Winkworth are presenting a collaborative piece titled Stack. The artists represent Sydney Book Art Group through a broad spectrum of techniques, styles and practices.

M.33 – Peter Milne: A Day in the Life of Rowland S Howard, launched by Clinton Walker
Sep
12
3:00 pm15:00

M.33 – Peter Milne: A Day in the Life of Rowland S Howard, launched by Clinton Walker

  • Artspace Ground Floor, Stand G29

In 1977 Peter Milne was 17 and the legendary Australian guitarist Rowland S Howard was 18. For several months they collaborated together on a number of photo sessions. Although many of the images taken in that period were lost or damaged, a number of remarkable photographs have survived and have been drawn together to form this book. 

Peter Milne writes in the introduction: 'I took up photography around this time and we began a busy period of experimental photo sessions during which I was learning how to use cameras while Rowland was learning how to pose for them ... The work is a patchy, scratched-up document that shows visible signs of age and neglect but perhaps this is the one absolute inevitability of history and memory — it’s always going to be fragmentary'.

A Day in the Life of Rowland S Howard will be launched by Clinton Walker, writer on Australian music and popular culture, and Peter Milne will be signing books.

www.m33.net.au/artists/peter-milne/

ARTAND: Sam leach
Sep
12
3:00 pm15:00

ARTAND: Sam leach

  • Artspace, Ground Floor, Stand G39

Sam Leach surveys the creative output of Melbourne-based artist Sam Leach, looking specifically at the artist’s idiosyncratic conceptual and visual vernacular.
 
Featuring an essay by Tim Winton and an interview by Andrew Frost, the book explores the method and motivation behind what Winton terms ‘an iconography of disquiet’ in Leach’s virtuosic oil paintings. It canvasses the artist’s uncanny thematic conflations of nature and culture as well as his stylistic concoctions of photorealist representation and geometric abstraction.

Edited by Art & Australia, 2015

Sam Leach will be signing books.

www.sam-leach.squarespace.com
www.artandaustralia.com

Photo by Kai Wasikowski for ARTAND

Blurb – James Jirat Patradoon: Shangri-La
Sep
12
2:45 pm14:45

Blurb – James Jirat Patradoon: Shangri-La

  • Artspace Ground Floor, Stand G57

The new James Jirat Patradoon photo book includes 142 full-colour pages that create an overall feel of colourful madness. In the classic style of Patradoon, this new edition of Shangri-La is a mix of black leather horror and Japanese cyberpunk. 

Patradoon is a Thailand-born, Sydney-based artist and illustrator who creates aggressive yet playful images that remix hot pink aesthetics of the 80s with ultraviolent Japanese animation, conjuring visions of a surreal bubblegum cyberpunk paradise. With a visual language informed by excessive amounts of unsupervised exposure to cartoons as a child, he fell into illustration after studying screenprinting at the College of Fine Arts UNSW where he discovered his rapid production-line process of image-making. He has since worked for clients such as RVCA, Nike, Diesel, Converse, Mishka, Microsoft, Ministry Of Sound and HBO. His frenetic practice has evolved to include installation, animation, and more recently music videos, having collaborated with Toby And Pete to produce live visuals for the Flume Infinity Prism Tour, as well as the sci-fi motorcycle punk music video for Flume's 'Insane'.

www.jirat.jp

 

Black Eye Gallery – Mclean Stephenson: Extracts
Sep
12
2:30 pm14:30

Black Eye Gallery – Mclean Stephenson: Extracts


Sydney photographer Mclean Stephenson’s photo book, Extracts, explores the last six years of Stephenson’s photography. Shooting selectively on a variety of film formats, and taking a more hands-on approach toward his medium, Stephenson invites his viewers to see the disturbances and physical transformations that take place in the creation of the images. Without settling into a single style, Stephenson varies his subjects; travelling from remote Australia to Eastern Europe, his approach ranges from formal precision to showcasing the disfigured marks that result when his images are left to chance. When looking closely one can find Stephenson’s attraction to transgression and privacy as well as otherness, intimacy and dissociation.

Mclean Stephenson has been working as a photographer since 2009 and is well known in the music industry, working with such performers as Alex Cameron, PVT, Megan Washington, Isabella Manfredi and Jack Ladder.

www.blackeyegallery.com.au

 

 

Black Eye Gallery – Bradley Scott: LOLA
Sep
12
2:15 pm14:15

Black Eye Gallery – Bradley Scott: LOLA

  • Artspace Level 1, Stand L1.10

Bradley Scott's LOLA is a journey exploring his youth and generation — the sex, the music, the fashion — no moment is too sacred or too banal. From the moment of his mother's sudden death to the decadence of an all-American cheeseburger, LOLA is a unique and confronting body of work where the photographer is not just a voyeur but lives and breathes his content.

www.shotbybradleyscott.com

 

Chris Mansell: Rubrics
Sep
12
2:00 pm14:00

Chris Mansell: Rubrics

  • Artspace Ground Floor, Stand G25B

Chris Mansell is an Australian poet, writer, performer, publisher and editor. Her work appears in many forms from digital animations to performance works, composer–poet collaborative music projects, poet–artist books, poetic objects and conventional books. In recent years she has been exploring aspects of the written word, and preferencing in various works one or two aspects of language over others to observe the way this changes the way we read and comprehend.

RUBRICS is a work that occludes, then slowly reveals, possible poems within poems. As each page is turned, some words disappear and others appear, some fade, and others begin to come into pale focus. The gradual uncovering of the poem slows perception and gives a meditative grace to the act of reading by literally giving depth to that act.

www.chrismansell.com

not.terryreid & The Real Denis Mizzi – Tony Twigg: Perforations
Sep
12
1:45 pm13:45

not.terryreid & The Real Denis Mizzi – Tony Twigg: Perforations

  • Artspace Ground Floor, Stand G17

Tony Twigg's exhibition Perforations was presented at Galleria Duemila, Manila in 2006.

Twigg has produced over 40 solo exhibitions of wall-based objects and installations in Australia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore and the U.S.A., and has been included in group exhibitions across Asia and Europe. He received his Master of visual Arts from the City Art Institute Sydney in 1985. Twigg is represented in private collections and public collections in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines including the National Gallery of Australia, the Queensland Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Ateneo Art Gallery Manila and the BenCab Museum in the Philippines.

www.taksu.com/portfolio/tony-twigg

 

 

 

 

 

Thorny Devil Press: Phone Sex
Sep
12
1:30 pm13:30

Thorny Devil Press: Phone Sex

  • Artspace Ground Floor, Stand G25A

Thorny Devil Press presents the launch of Phone Sex, a jigsaw puzzle made of 21 double-sided cards held neatly in an iPod case and available in leather and aluminium versions in various colours. The Phone Sex jigsaw has two sides. One side (when assembled correctly) shows a highly-pixelated photograph of a couple having sex. The other side shows a concrete poem which has the word sex in combinations across the 21 cards.

Thorny Devil Press was founded in Newcastle in 1989 by Richard Kelly Tipping, inspired by Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Wild Hawthorn Press in Scotland, to publish his own word-art-works and visual poetry. These have included letterpress and screenprints in artist-book folios, many postcards, stickers, pressed-aluminium signs, pressed-aluminium signs, a jigsaw book, sculptural multiples including a wall clock, and many small books of photographs and typographic poems.  

Thorny Devil Press publications have been distributed in Australia, the USA, the UK and Germany through significant art book venues including Printed Matter, New York; the MoMA Store, New York; the Tate Modern, London; Multiple Box, Hamburg; the Muse Store, Berlin; Mo Art Gallery, Amsterdam (currently online); and the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.

www.artpoem.com

Kate Golding: Within You Without You
Sep
12
1:00 pm13:00

Kate Golding: Within You Without You

  • Artspace Level 1, Stand L1.9A

I scan my body, part by part. Scalp, face, ears, throat … moving through flesh, muscle, organs and joints until I reach my toes. I start again, this time, from the toes up, retracing familiar territory, observing differences. Eventually scanning becomes free-flowing, roving, intuitive. Thoughts emerge, I let them go …

In 2013 Kate Golding travelled to India, a place she had been trying to reach for over a decade. Like many others before her, she had gone to India seeking meaning, and to deepen her practice of yoga and meditation. Once there this search felt virtually impossible; the frenetic energy overwhelmed her. In an ashram on the bank of the Ganges, she was taught that the outer world reflects the inner world and that the practice of yoga never ceases. When she returned to Australia and developed her rolls of film she discovered images of calm and solitude. Within You Without You presents a meditation in twenty images.

A Melbourne-based artist, Golding utilises photography to explore notions of identity and the representation of people and place through long-term projects. She maintains a daily meditation practice… except for that one Wednesday recently, when she just completely forgot. 

www.kategolding.com.au 
#withinyouwithoutyouphotobook

Black Eye Gallery – Tom Evangelidis: Facade
Sep
12
12:30 pm12:30

Black Eye Gallery – Tom Evangelidis: Facade

  • Artspace Level 1, Stand L1.10

Black Eye Gallery presents Facade by Tom Evangelidis. This collection of photographs is a celebration of the eclectic architectural styles that sit awkwardly side-by-side in cities around the world. It is a journey through some of the modern world's most beautiful, decayed and original structures, and reflects our fascination with the art of architecture and the passing of historical trends and influences. 

Evangelidis is a Sydney-based photographer who has travelled the world to pursue his passion for architecture. Previous exhibitions include, Prague Architectural Portraits (1999), Casa Particular (2003) and Lost in Hanoi (2004), which document the diversity of architectural styles in the Czech Republic, Cuba and Vietnam. His publication Facade is the culmination of all three exhibitions plus four additional photographic journeys through Russia, Romania, Turkey and Bulgaria. Facade has shown at the Brisbane Powerhouse and Queensland Centre of Photography (2010).

www.tomevangelidis.com.au
www.blackeyegallery.com.au

not.terryreid & The Real Denis Mizzi – Jim Anderson: Chipman’s African Adventure
Sep
12
12:15 pm12:15

not.terryreid & The Real Denis Mizzi – Jim Anderson: Chipman’s African Adventure

  • Artspace Ground Floor, Stand G17

Chipman’s African Adventure by Jim Anderson is a story about Chipman Smith, a man who is still in the closet when he arrives at the Hornbill Palace Hotel at Tlula Leisure Beach in Bomzawe in 1972. This blackly comic tale balances throughout on the edge of laughter and reaches crescendos of absurdity and high camp drama which supplant and transcend each other with accelerating speed.

Jim Anderson was Art Editor of Oz Magazine in the UK in time to be put in the dock as a conspirator in the famous 1971 Obscenity trial at London’s Old Bailey. After the demise of Oz in 1973, he spent 20 years in the US where, as well as engaging in various hippie excesses, he edited the Monday edition of The Bolinas Hearsay News. Since returning to Sydney in 1993, Anderson has continued his editing, writing and photo-artist careers and still plays an active role in the cultural activities of the GLBT community. Anti-establishment satire has remained a focus. Exhibitions of his art include a major retrospective, Lampoon, an historical art trajectory 2011 at the University of Sydney’s Tin Sheds Gallery.

Denis Mizzi and Terry Reid have formed a distribution partnership to present consequential works (old + new) before the wider public of VOLUME 2015. 

 

 

 

ARTAND book signing – PRIVATE: A GUIDE TO PERSONAL ART COLLECTIONS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
Sep
12
12:00 pm12:00

ARTAND book signing – PRIVATE: A GUIDE TO PERSONAL ART COLLECTIONS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

  • Artspace Ground Floor, Stand G39

From major museums like MONA and Heide to rarified collections such as Gibbs farm, PRIVATE offers unprecedented insight into some of the most intriguing private art collections on public display across Australia and New Zealand.

Written by Skadi Heckmueller, who composed the widely successful German equivalent, the book canvasses key examples of the art found in each collection whilst also shedding light on the personal histories of the collectors behind the collections. It complements these nuanced reflections with practical pointers, including recommendations for restaurants and cafes, important nearby sights and events, and detailed directions.

Edited by ARTAND, published September 2015

www.artandaustralia.com

Emblem Books – Prudence Murphy: Detective Special
Sep
12
12:00 pm12:00

Emblem Books – Prudence Murphy: Detective Special

  • Artspace Ground Floor, Stand G42

Emblem Books is proud to launch Detective Special by Prudence Murphy. Murphy's work invites us to examine our response to guns  the gun as fetish, the gun as purchasable part, the gun transcending the world of play and moving across borders in the form of illegal trafficking. The images are formal, ordered, and perfectly proportioned so as to mimic the finely rendered and dissected parts of real gun components provided for the customising of weapons. They may also suggest the rituals of stripping and cleaning of weapons; or bring to mind the documentary images of guns confiscated and destroyed by law enforcement authorities.

Prudence Murphy is a Sydney-based artist and currently lectures in Photomedia at UNSW Art & Design. Murphy has exhibited widely in Australia and was a finalist in the 2014 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award and the 2013 Bowness Photography Prize.

www.prudencemurphy.com
www.emblembooks.com

 


Schwartz City – Marco Fusinato: Let's Destroy Work
Sep
12
11:45 am11:45

Schwartz City – Marco Fusinato: Let's Destroy Work

  • Artspace Ground Floor, Stand G45

Schwartz City is pleased to announce the publication of Let's Destroy Work, the first major monograph on Marco Fusinato. A comprehensive overview of the past two decades of Fusinato's projects in art and music, featured projects include FREE (1998–2004), a series of guerrilla performances in unsuspecting music stores around the world; Mass Black Implosion (2007–), an ongoing series of propositional scores; Aetheric Plexus (2009–2013), a viewer-triggered installation of white noise and white light; and TM/MF (2000), a collaborative project with Thurston Moore. 

Included is new writing by Branden W. Joseph, Professor in Art History at Columbia University; a text by US-based music critic Byron Coley; and essays from insurrectional anarchist writer Alfredo M. Bonanno’s publication Let’s Destroy Work, Let’s Destroy the Economy

Fusinato’s practice references the rhetoric of radical politics (its ambitions and failures), noise as music and the conditions and conventions of conceptual art. Through wide-ranging forms of work in gallery contexts and performances, he foregrounds moments of disruption and impact in which lie the possibility of a shift in perception or change in the course of events. Fusinato performs regularly in the international experimental music underground, obliterating the guitar into improvised noise-spit tsunamis.

www.marcofusinato.com

Schwartz City – Daniel von Sturmer: Focus & Field
Sep
12
11:30 am11:30

Schwartz City – Daniel von Sturmer: Focus & Field

  • Artspace Ground Floor, Stand G45

Focus & Field documents Daniel von Sturmer's show at Young Projects Gallery, Los Angeles, 2014. The show comprised a solo survey of recent works (2008–13) accompanied by a site-specific nine-screen video installation, Camera Ready Actions. The book features Notes from the Field, an essay by Tara McDowell, Associate Professor and Director of Curatorial Practice at Monash University in Melbourne.

Using video, photography, installation and architectural interventions, von Sturmer's work draws on more traditional mediums of painting and sculpture, making direct — and often humorous — references to still life, modernism and minimalism. Drawing connections between psychology and philosophy, von Sturmer interrogates the modes of perception at play when a viewer encounters an artwork, and how they are influenced by presentation and context. 

www.danielvonsturmer.com

Schwartz City publishes some of the highest quality art books being produced in Australia today. Included in this impressive list are So Far by Dale Frank, Performances by Mike Parr and MADDESTMAXIMVS by Shaun Gladwell.

Stephen Dupont: Piksa Niugini and Generation AK, The Afghanistan Wars 1993–2012
Sep
12
11:15 am11:15

Stephen Dupont: Piksa Niugini and Generation AK, The Afghanistan Wars 1993–2012

  • Artspace Ground Floor, Stand G40

Piksa Niugini records noted Australian photographer Stephen Dupont’s journey through some of Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) most important cultural and historical zones: the Highlands, Sepik, Bougainville and the capital city Port Moresby. Through images and personal diaries, this unique, limited-edition publication captures the human spirit of the people of PNG.  

Generation AK, The Afghanistan Wars 19932012 is a retrospective selection of images of the country where Dupont has covered everything from civil war and the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, to the launch of Operation Enduring Freedom and the ongoing war on terrorism. Dupont completed much of this work on self-funded trips and as part of one of the last small independent photographic agencies, Contact Press Images, of which he has been a member since 1997. Generation AK: The Afghanistan Wars 1993-2012 is a limited edition with signed prints. 

Dupont’s work has earned him photography’s most prestigious prizes, including a Robert Capa Gold Medal citation from the Overseas Press Club of America; a Bayeux War Correspondent’s Prize; and first places in the World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, the Australian Walkleys, and Leica/CCP Documentary Award. In 2007 he was the recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography for his ongoing project on Afghanistan. In 2010 he received the Gardner Fellowship at Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Dupont has twice been an official war artist for the Australian War Memorial for his photography, with commissions in The Solomon Islands (2013) and Afghanistan (2012).

www.stephendupont.com

 

Raffles College – Chloe Ferres: Magic City #1 and Magic City #2
Sep
11
7:30 pm19:30

Raffles College – Chloe Ferres: Magic City #1 and Magic City #2

  • Artspace Ground Floor, Stand G32

Chloe Ferres will be signing copies of her experimental publications Magic City #1 and Magic City #2. For this publication, Chloe was given free reign over images shot by photographers Daniel Milnor and Andrew Kaufman over two days in Miami. The result is an unexpected journey through their work, which requires the reader’s participation and willingness to cut through pages of the book before some photographs can be viewed in their entirety. It’s zine meets mix 'n match.

 

Oberon Magazine Launch
Sep
11
7:15 pm19:15

Oberon Magazine Launch

  • Artspace Ground Floor, Stand G23

From the publishers of Das Superpaper comes Oberon: A new periodical on art in the world

After 6 years of publishing Das Superpaper in Australia, Das Platforms is proud to announce the launch of Oberon, a new international, bi-annual magazine. Oberon presents the best of international contemporary art in the world of literature, philosophy, economics, politics, sociology, psychology, history, law and science. In your carry-on or on your coffee-table, Oberon is your companion to the world of art.

www.oberonmagazine.com

Das Platforms is a multi-format arts media project. It was founded in Sydney in 2008 and now works between Europe and Australia. In addition to print publishing they also present video interviews and occasional online articles and reviews. 

 

Tai Snaith: The Family Hour in Australia
Sep
11
7:00 pm19:00

Tai Snaith: The Family Hour in Australia

  • Artspace Ground Floor, Stand G47A

Tai Snaith reinterprets the daily lives of 15 Australian native animals in her signature style with vibrant watercolour illustrations, references to mid-century modern design and curious, scientific facts. 

You’ll see the perfectly-coiffed Gouldian finch family having breakfast at sunrise in their Marimekko-cushioned nest and the kangaroo mum going shopping with her joeys and there is still time for an afternoon nap with the koalas. Through the inclusion of secondary animals and cleverly hidden clocks in each scene, children are encouraged to immerse themselves in exploring the colourful pictures. Meanwhile, adults will delight in humorous references to design icons and a loving depiction of the mixed modern family. 

The Family Hour in Australia is a magical and educational exploration of our native animal families that will appeal to toddlers, grandparents and everyone in between. 

Published by Thames and Hudson

www.taisnaith.com

Snaith graduated with Honours from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2002. In addition to practicing as an artist, she is a curator, producer and writer with an expanded practice that is often project-based, playful, collaborative and experimental.