Sunday, 1 December 2013

Second Stop Melbourne...

So my second stop brought me to Melbourne for a Workshop working with the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive and an Artist talk at the Edmund Pearce Gallery. The trip was only a short one, with 2 days in the city, just enough time to meet and work with some lovely people and the see the sights/ night life delights of Melbourne!

The Workshop was a complete success, working with a small group of lovely ladies as well as Daniel from the Asia-Pacific Archive. The workshop was centred around the idea of appropriation, using the book format as both the raw source material as well as the resolution. Working with found material, books from Australian op shops brought a wealth of inspiration for all, both historically and culturally a new insight for my own practice also. The participants excitement, openness and talent made for a very enjoyable day, whereby the end saw completed book dummies presented and some really interesting ideas and books where made, so huge congratulations to all. It was a pleasure to work with all the participants and not to mention, sharing the night life of Melbourne too... especially the Gin Palace, Cabinet and The Supper Club - great end to a great day!

The next evening saw my artist talk with the wonderful Dan Rule from Perimeter books and the wonderful Heidi Romano from Unless You Will at the Edmund Pearce Gallery in the city centre. The talk was very interesting indeed, with some great questions and very good audience participation. Having Dan Rule, director of Perimeter books bringing forward some insightful ideas around publishing and Heidi's thoughtful analysis of my practice, made for a very well balanced and honest talk around my practice and book making. A thoroughly enjoyable evening indeed! 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in my Melbourne trip, you made it a pleasure and shared with me all that the city had to offer, so thank you so very much. For those who haven't yet visited Melbourne, it is one to see if in Australia.

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