An exhibition by Noah Symons, Tamara Lunchbox, Oliver Van Der Lugt and Chay-Ya (from top to bottom). The work for this show spurned from the dinner preparations, exhibited on the wall of my kitchen.
Babylon Lexicon is an annual exhibition of artists' books and book inspired art curated by Hot Iron Press. I posted over some of my artists books (from most recent show, a perfect stillness) far over the seas for inclusion in the exhibition (see if you can spot them in the pictures!)
It ran from 10 November - 8 December 2007 at the Goldring Riverview Gallery of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA/RIVERFRONT). My first international exhibition was much easier than I thought it would be, and just cost me the price of a very big stamp. It was really exciting to be apart of this and I recommend checking out the Hot Iron Press website.
It has taken me a little while to get around to posting up all of this older content that has come lately, but we are almost up to the present, and we are always in the present even if reminiscing.
A few photographs from the show (taken by Lucas Maddock), for more detailed shots of each piece on its own please scroll down futher to older posts. Thankyou to everyone who supported this project, including the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program.
Two books were produced as part of the Perfect Stillness exhibition and can be ordered by contacting me at email@example.com
(29 x 35 cm) $95
Artists’ Book, limited edition of 20. Printed on lana dessin 220gsm
drawing paper, sewn together with an antique industrial sewing machine and fabric.
Featuring twelve illustrations of the indigenous plant Gymea (sample above)
A perfect stillness where everything moves catalogue
(14 x 14.5cm) $10
44 page catalogue, produced in a limited edition of 200, printed onto conquerer
laid paper. Featuring photographs of the exhibition, line drawings and text. A part of and an extension from the exhibition.
For closer insight click on any images above that interest you and they will grow in size, making it easier on your eyes.
(2.3 x 2.4 metres)
Fabriano Artistico 300gsm hot pressed watercolour paper (Italy), oriental spice and hot ginger acrylic house paint, conte, graphite.
Featuring the silhouettes of Sohi and Claude, bamboo, ferns,
gymea lilies, japonica, protaceae, and birds
click on the image above to make it bigger and more easy to be seen
(1.1 x 2m approx)
Fibre board, orange scent and candelabra acrylic house paint, conte and graphite.
Featuring the silhouettes of Mandy and red parrot tulips
(3.2 x 2.4 metres)
Fabriano Artistico 300gsm hot pressed watercolour paper (Italy),
acrylic house paint, conte.
Featuring the silhouettes of Ben
It was a really beautiful show and thankyou to everyone who came and checked it out, also to all of those who helped put the production together and BUS for having me.
Im going to put up photographs of the show in installments. There were three pieces in the show, A PERFECT STILLNESS WHERE EVERYTHING MOVES which I named LEFT
There were two book works as part of the project, A catalogue named after the show and a book of botanical illustrations of the Gymea Lily titled Illustrious Botanae.
All the work is for sale and books can be ordered. Thankyou.
The press release for my show is up here:
Plus I just found a really amazing australian artist in here called Benjamin Forster, have a look at this drawing: http://www.emptybook.net/Images/Page2-3.jpg and then have a look at the other ones.
The White Room, 39 James Street, Prahran (comes directly off Chapel Street, down the windsor end of things). http://thewhiteroom.net.au
Previews of the illustrations that will be apart of the book work i am making for my upcoming show at Bus Gallery.
This is the ad that appears in the latest art almanac, the shiny september version, photography of the drawings is by Max Milne (http://home.exetel.com.au/m2photography/ ). My show is proudly supported by the City of Melbourne. Thankyou.
The Secret Life of Things first animation -- 'Life Pscycle-ology' is a humorous look at the life story of an unhappy mobile phone, who seeks therapy after his owner dumps him in favour of a new model.
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'Coalition of the Willing' is a collaborative animated film and web-based event about an online war against global warming in a 'post Copenhagen' world.
‘Coalition of the Willing’ has been Directed and produced by Knife Party, written by Tim Rayner and crafted by a network of 24 artists from around the world using varied and eclectic film making techniques. Collaborators include some of the world’s top moving image talent, such as Decoy, World Leaders and Parasol Island.
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M.A.N.I.F.E.S.T. MANIFESTO is one of the standout tracks from HUGO's new album 'The Enlightenment Age', a sharp blend of deep consciousness hip hop designed to rock your reality grid.
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