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My Story is the story of how true collaboration can draw out the core of what it takes to be an artist. The South Stradbroke artists camp has created and opportunity for artists to share their ideas, and explore new and exciting methods of artistic expression. The 2015 camp was led by Fiona Foley, offering a creative exchange through intense workshops and shared conversations. During their time on the island, this process revealed the complex intimate experiences of each person's art journey and uncovered family links and connections to the island.
First edition, 2015, card-cover, 32 pages, fully illustrated in colour, ISBN 1-74057-048-0
Iran, social realities of hope, temptation, nostalgia and introspection
are captured through the Persian lens. The exhibition depicts a culture
surprisingly familiar to ours - narratives of family life, suburban sprawl
and poignant observations on a country immersed in longstanding customs
and traditions. The artists take on issues of identity, gender and social
restrictions and by doing so capture a side of Iran which is often contrary
to that presented by the Pentagon and the western media. Catalogue
of exhibition held at the Gold Coast City Art Gallery in 2006. Artists
include; Dadbeh Bassir, Shadi Ghadirian, Amirali Ghasemi, Mohammad Ghazali,
Arash Hanaei, Ghazale Hedayat, Peyman Houshmandzadeh, Bahman Jalali, Hana
Mirjanian, Reza Paydari, Leila Pazooki, Sadegh Tirafkan, Hamila Vakili,
Hossein & Angela Valamanesh and Mohsen Yazdipour.
PEOPLE OF THE BROKEN BAYS
Saltwater People of the Broken Bays explores the incredible history and natural beauty of the coastline between North Head and Barrenjoey. These golden beaches found along this coastline were the birthplace of Australian beach culture. Manly Beach and neighbouring Freshwater are the home to where beach bathing, surf life saving and board-riding all began in this country. What is not so well known is the strong link to the ocean of the Aboriginal clans who enjoyed a highly sustainable lifestyle along this coastline for tens of thousands of years before the arrival of the Europeans. The book reveals the spirit of the northern beaches through the lens of history, and explores our relationship with that energized zone where the ocean meets the shore. This book will raise awareness about the need to preserve threatened rock art, and champions the construction of a permanent site on the northern beaches acknowledging the first people.
First edition, 2011, hard-cover with dust jacket, 316 pages, fully illustrated in colour and B&W, ISBN 978-0-9805619-1-3
PEOPLE OF THE FATAL SHORE
Saltwater People of the Fatal Shore is a detailed history of that beautiful stretch of Sydney's coastline between South Head and Royal National Park.This coastline features world renown beaches such as Bondi, Maroubra and Cronulla, as well as places of great historical interest. Botany Bay was where James Cook first made landfall on the east coast of Australia and made claim to the continent. It was also were the First Fleet arrived with its human cargo. Before these events it was home to the Aboriginal people for tens of thousands of years. It is not just surfers that are attracted to this zone. Sydneys magnificent beaches have produced some truly unique individuals and some incredible stories. They are home of the worlds most recognized painters, potters, writers, poets, photographers, film-makers, musicians and architects. This book pays homage to those remarkable people who have made this coastline home. The many beautiful photographs found in the book include work by Harold Cazneaux, Max Dupain, David Moore, Frank Hurley, Jack Eden, Bob Weeks, Peter Solness, Bill Morris, Brad Malyon and many other great contemporary photographers.
First edition, 2012, hard-cover with dust jacket, 335 pages, fully illustrated in colour and B&W. ISBN 978-0-9805619-2-0
Bennetts work revolves around his personal search for identity and
his confrontation with overt racism, commenting on issues of cultural
identity, colonialism, racism, freedom and the dominance of Western history
including art history from where he appropriates images, quoting
artists such as Mondrian, Van Gogh, Basquiat and Pollock. In this book
there is a selection Gordon Bennett's work from throughout his career.
He is is regarded as one of Australias most significant contemporary
artists. Gordon Bennett has had over sixty solo exhibitions and his work
was shown at the Biennales of Venice, Sydney and Shanghai. His works are
included in over 100 art collections, including those of the Museum of
Contemporary Art in Sydney and the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.
First edition, 2012, card-cover, 80 pages, colour illustrations, ISBN 978-94-6161-056-0
Andrew is an Indigenous Melbourne-based artist who works with neon, installation,
photo-media, mixed-media, performance & video. He challenges cultural
& historical perception, using text & image to comment on local
& global issues regarding race, consumerism & history. For six
months Brook Andrew filled the AAMU Museum in the Netherlands with 19th-century
depictions of Aborigines alongside his large inflatable Wiradjuri-clad
clowns (similar to his Biennale Jumping Castle), Aboriginal sculptures,
kitsch souvenirs and neon. This book features substantial text by curator
Georges Petitjean, Aboriginal activist Marcia Langton, art historians
Anthony Gardner & Georges Petitjean, and a recorded conversations
between Brook Andrew & Maria Hlavajova.
Shelli Bankiers photographic work of the Ocean steps away from commercial surf photography. She manages to apture those beautiful moments that we experience out in the ocean, those moments that give peace to your heart and beauty to your soul. Shelli has always felt a strong affinity and passionate love for the Ocean, of the beauty and freedom that the Ocean so inspires. This beautiful photographic art book features waves, forms and ocean moments from Australia, Hawaii, Tahiti and more, with unique and original photography, art elements and writing, by Shelli Bankier.
First edition, 2012, hard cover, 204 pages, large format, fully illustrated in colour and B&W on art paper. ISBN 978-0-646-58606-9
IS MY HERITAGE
The stories in this book reflect on the tangible, core themes of connection to family and to country. They also acknowledge the unique techniques used to craftsome of the artefacts and signpost historical and political milestones in Queensland Indigenous history. In our own way, each of us gathers mementos and keepsakes around us as we remember our past and look towards the future. Our collective stories and memories guide us to tell our own personal narratives with strength and conviction.
First edition, 2015, card-cover, 32 pages, fully illustrated in colour, ISBN 9780987268167
Darby Jampijimpa Ross (1905-2005) had a constant drive to communicate the certain ways he saw the world from his camp at Yuendumu, a remote community in the Tanami Desert. Always with the conviction that Walpiri ways should be considered alongside non-indigenous ways, in order to survive and prosper. For many decades he had facilitated ground, sand and body painting during ceremonial business, and when new materials became available Darby was quick to exploit them for his purposes. His foray into painting with the full spectrum of acrylic paint colours began when he was around the age 80, and can now be regarded as an innovative and significant contribution to Australian art and culture.
edition, 2008, card cover, 66pages, fully illustrated in colour,
Fleay-Glover was a pioneer Australian woman artist in every sense of the
word. She had entered what had previously been considered the 'man's world'
of art in the late 1880's determined to battle against the tide of discrimination
in pursuing her all consuming desire for an artistic career.
Culture tells the complex story of how, over the past three decades,
the acrylic "dot" paintings of central Australia were transformed
into objects of international high art, eagerly sought by upscale galleries
and collectors. Fred Myers tracks the way these paintings become high
art as they move outward from Indigenous communities through and among
other social institutions - the world of dealers, museums and critics.
At the same time he shows how this change in the status of the acrylic
paintings is directly related to the initiative of the painters themselves
and their hopes for greater levels of recognition. The book also explores
the awkward issues around valuation and sale of the acrylic paintings.
It also traces the shifting approaches of the government and key organisations
such as the Aboriginal Arts Board to the promotion of the work and describes
the early and subsequent phases of the works' inclusion in major and international
This art catalogue accompanies the Story Place exhibition held at the Queensland Art Gallery in 2003. For the first time in one book, the art and culture of Cape York is presented through a series of essays, interviews and artist and community profiles. This book is fully illustrated with over 200 photographs, it features the art work, the people and the environments of Cape York. Contributing authors include: Lindy Allen, David Burnett, Sally Butler, Peter Denham, Julie Ewington, Barry Hunter, Trish Johnson, Djon Mundine, Avril Quail, Lynne Seear and Peter Sutton
First edition, 2003,
cardcover, 240 pages, Colour and B&W photographs on art paper, map,
first major publication on the work of this noted artist. It presents
Foley’s practice as a unique voice in Australian art and a strong
presence in contemporary Aboriginal culture. Ben Genocchio, national arts
Correspondent for The Australian, explores Fiona Foley’s art and
its engagement with a variety of themes.
Vast open grasslands, desert ochres, red ironstone rock
and deep freshwater running beneath it all. This stunning landscape inspired
Artesian Country, a book of works by 12 local artists from the Barcaldine,
Aramac and Jericho region of central western Queensland. Accompanied by
audio tracks which feature the rugged outback voice of Barcaldine local
larrikin, Tom Lockie, this exhibition catalogue brings to life different
personal responses to the unique landscapes, people and places these non-Aboriginal
artists call home. Encompassing varying forms of painting, photography
and sculpture, Artesian Country is a community-developed exhibition that
shares multiple perspectives of a beautiful region.
First edition, 2008,
cardcover, 64pages, fully illustrated in colour on art paper, with audio
CD. ISBN 978-1-921555-03-9
THE PETER HALLINAN COLLECTION OF MELANESIAN ART
edition Sotheby's auction catalogue of 490 copies. Many of the artifacts
in this Queensland collection have not been illustrated elsewhere. Numerous
unique specimens are shown for the first time. Each artifact includes
provenance, most with precise point of field collection. Hardcover in
dust jacket, 120 pages with 167 pieces illustrated in colour with two
beautifully illustrated book features the rich artisitic heritage of Native
Americans from centuries past to the present day. The broad range of artisitic
styles in this book include;ceramics, basketry, beadwork and jewelry,
pottery, textiles, dolls and toys, sculpture and clothing. Featured are
over 100 colour photographs of rare museum objects through to a broad
range of contemporary artworks.
REDFORD AND THE GOLD COAST
This book was launched
to celebrate a major exhibition by successful Anglo-Australian artist,
Scott Redford. The works reflect Scott's life-long love affair with his
home town, the Gold Coast. His work is represented in most major Australian
public collections. The essays give an insight into his art practice and
focus on his newer work. This fully illustrated book is recommended for
anyone interested in contemporary Australian art. The book features over
200 images of paintings, sculpture, installations, video-clips and photographs.
New reprinted edition with modifications directed by the artist.
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