Thursday, April 12, 2012
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.