Nomad: Journeying for Art


Victoria Cooper e Doug Spowart
#15 Artist Survey: NOMAD: Journeying for Art
Brisbane, Centre for Regional Arts Practice, 2013
10,5 x 15 cm

“This book is product of a collaborative project coordinated by Vicky Cooper and Doug Spowart as part of their artist in residence at Grafton Regional Gallery.” (cover note)
The contributing artists are Julie Barratt, Cher Breeze, Darren Bryant, Helen Cole, Victoria Cooper, Jo Kambourian, Louise Kirby, Evey Miller, Cass Samms, Hayley Skeggs, Doug Spowart.


Stamp Out Democracy

stamp out democracy

Noreen Grahame
Stamp Out Democracy, 2012
Rubber-stamps on Kaskad Wheatear Yellow and Curious Translucent paper.
Machine bound with red cotton.
21.0 x 15.0 cm.
Signed and numbered.
Edition of 100.

Usados para endossar documentos oficiais, os humildes carimbos encarnam o poder. Por essa razão apenas foram empregados para fazer o livro Stamp out Democracy.
Um número mínimo de palavras ‘endossam’ a mensagem de que a democracia é sempre vulnerável. Como todos os perigos que começam pequenos e são ignorados, stamp outcresce em força a cada página até que democracy seja erradicada’.

stamp our democracy centre page

Used for official endorsements the humble rubber-stamp embodies power. For just that reason rubber-stamps are employed in Stamp out Democracy.

A minimum number of words ‘endorse’ the message that democracy is always vulnerable. Like all dangers that begin small and are ignored ‘stamp out’ grows in strength with each page until ‘democracy’ has been ‘stamped out’.
On the surface a light-hearted book commenting on the erosion of democratic rights. Below the surface, page by page, this light-heartedness is stamped out.

100 Scenes: a graphic novel

100 Scenes (front cover)

Tim Gaze
100 scenes: a graphic novel
Kent Town, Austrália: Asemic editions, 2011.
[109] p.

The images are raw scans of original pages made by me, using cheap acrylic paint on sheets of ordinary office paper. The pages were made over a period of 4 or 5 years. It took a few weeks to select which hundred to assemble into this book, and a few more weeks to decide on which order to put the pages. One page has a conspicuous black line on the right hand side, which I left there.

Most of the marks were made using a technique known as decalcomania. You spread ink or paint on a surface, then print off that surface, which results in chaotic, organic, blotty shapes. The Surrealist artist Oscar Domínguez invented this technique in 1936. Max Ernst made several paintings which used decalcomania along with other techniques. One example is Landscape with Lake and Chimeras (ca. 1940).

Uma resenha mais detalhada do livro pode ser encontrada aqui:

The abstract graphic novel 100 Scenes by Tim Gaze is now available as a paperback book, printed on demand, at Digital Print Australia.

The e-book version of 100 Scenes, published by Transgressor, is available from the distributor XinXii.

You can watch a slideshow of every page in the book.

Eileen Tabios’ review is here.