Thursday, April 12, 2012

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Wow! After a long delay caused by the 2011 Queensland floods and other events, an exhibition planned several years ago will finally face the glare of public scrutiny. My little diaries and artist books in "Mind Mapping" will open on May 6 at the Redland Art Gallery. It will accompany the main exhibition "Life's Journey" - Artist books from Queensland collections curated by Emma Bain and Anna Thurgood in partnership with Artspace Mackay , the State Library of QLD and Grahame Galleries + editions.

Redland Art Gallery is a small regional non-commercial gallery which hosts a very diverse range of shows every year and I'm very excited about being included in a show around artist books, an area not often encountered by the general public. This makes it a little nervous for me as I will be showing aspects of my work hitherto only shared with other artists.

Some of the  works in the exhibition were first shown on this blog when I first started blogging in 2009 and no idea of an exhibition existed. They are all works in progress, like me, my wife tells me. As my old blog followers will know, my first blog showed some work from "Tokyo Diary".and some of these now see the light of day. Other work on my blog that may also appear includes: "No Thanks" and "Next Station" and "Margins".
Artist books are always difficult to show in galleries and I hope this show works out well. After the exhibition opens I will take some photos to share with you.

8 comments:

Amanda said...

This is very exciting for you Jack! Congratulations! I am in two minds as the show opens the day We head overseas. Our flight is a late one, so theoretically I could make it along, and I am keen to, but I don't think I am a "cool" enough traveller to really take much in. Best of luck & every good wish for the snow.

rObfOs said...

I hear they have a very good installation team at RAG, and with work as whimsical as yours, I'm sure the show will look fantastic(and MrsO finally gets to put the finishing touches to your work!!!)

Jack Oudyn said...

Thank you both for your kind thoughts. I'm a bit worried about the finishing touches though.

ersi marina said...

I'd love to go but... I'm in Spain. I'm sure the show will be wonderful and your work (you included :) too! I'm looking forward to the photos.

Helen M said...

Congratulations Jack, I'm a fan of your drawings and I have been looking forward to seeing this show of your work.

Judith Hoffman said...

congratulations Jack. I wish I could see them in person. Hope the show goes really well for you.

Jack Oudyn said...

Thanks Ersi,Helen and Judith for your good wishes. Will take some photos to show once we start showing. Not long to go.

Nicola Moss said...

Congratulations Jack, I'm looking forward to seeing your exhibition.