Sunday, March 19, 2017

LEAVES OF ABSENCE in Warrnambool and Perth

Pictured here are installation views of my artist book, Leaves of Absence (2017) in From the Bower - patterns of collecting at Warrnambool Art Gallery.

Selected page views of the book are paired with the original artwork - hand painted Eucalyptus leaves - and the antique flower presses in which the leaves were pressed and dried. The exhibition also features the works and private collections of Carole Wilson, Loris Button and Louise Saxton, some of which can be glimpsed in these photos. It opened yesterday, 18 March, and runs until 12 June.

From the Bower can also be seen at the Art Gallery of Ballarat from 29 July - 17 September.

Coincidentally, Leaves of Absence is part of another show that also opened yesterday: Between the Sheets: Artists' Books 2017. An international artists’ book exhibition, it is presented by Gallery East in conjunction with Gallery Central, Aberdeen Street, Perth, Western Australia, and runs until 8 April.

Between the Sheets will also be shown at Australian Galleries, Melbourne, from 13 June - 2 July. 

Dates for the Melbourne launch of Leaves of Absence TBA.