‘Books …beyond words’: Artist Books Award 2011

East Gippsland Art Gallery, 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875 Australia.         6 August – 3 September 2011

Books …beyond words explores the idea of books evolving beyond their conventional physical and conceptual boundaries. It includes work from all over Australia as well as from overseas including USA, France, Switzerland, UK and Germany.

A Country Reader 2 comments on western culture’s rationalist compartmentalizing of knowledge epitomized by the book of subject headings that is the basis of this work. As a reminder of natural processes and other more intuitive ways of viewing the world, I introduced waterborne pigments to its pages, allowing them to settle and leave traces as the water evaporated. The random patterning disrupts the very particular categories of knowledge listed in the book of subject headings.
 Carmel Wallace (photograph by Margund Sallowsky)

The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize

16 July until 4 September 2011 at the South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000 http://www.thewaterhouse.com.au

Mapping the Waters, series 5 #1 has been Highly Commended and will tour to Canberra to be shown at the National Archives of Australia from 23 September until 13 November.


Stony Rises exhibition in Horsham

The Stony Rises Project (A NETS Victoria touring exhibition developed by the RMIT Research Institute  http://netsvictoria.org.au/the-stony-rises-project/) 9 July – 4 September 2011 @ Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Victoria Australia. Open Tue – Fri 10am – 5pm   www.horshamartgallery.com.au

To be officially opened Friday 8 July 6pm by Dr Ruth Pullin, Guest Curator of Eugene von Guerard: Nature Revealed at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia.

 Carmel Wallace

Click here to hear my floor talk