Saturday, November 18, 2017

A book launch and an exhibition opening

After a hectic year, during which it was part of some significant exhibitions*, the Moth Woman Press artist book LEAVES OF ABSENCE is finally in one place long enough to be officially launched. The launch, which is less than a week away, will take place in the Melbourne Athenaeum Library on Friday, 24 November, from 6 - 8 pm.
The event is a double celebration; the library recently acquired a copy of the book and has invited me to be their artist-in-residence during Melbourne Rare Book Week in June/July 2018. 

Five days later, on Wednesday 29 November, my solo show, FALLEN WOMEN, opens at Tacit Contemporary Art. It will comprise a goodly selection of the work I've made since completing LEAVES OF ABSENCE

The exhibition runs until 17 December. I hope you'll have a chance to call in. 

*During 2017 LEAVES OF ABSENCE was included in Between the Sheets, the biennial international artist book exhibition at Gallery East, Perth, WA, which subsequently travelled to Australian Galleries, Melbourne. The book was also part of the touring exhibition, From the Bower, Patterns of Collecting, which had long and successful runs at Warrnambool Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ballarat. From the Bower will continue its run in 2018 - details TBA. LEAVES OF ABSENCE was also shortlisted for the Geelong Print Prize and the Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award. (See previous post).