NOVEMBER NEWSNovember has been an extremely busy but very enjoyable month. Lots of effort went into the preparation for the  State of Origin show at Unit24 Gallery and I am happy to share a few images from this prep here.

I am very grateful to my creative partner Che Kevlin for his unwavering support and mounting expertise. As part of the show, my photoseries-in-progress Fear of Disappearance was presented publicly for the very first time. The series was showcased alongside the work of ten very talented artists, who presented a very different approach to the theme of wayfaring and migration set by the curators Gosia Fricze and Marco Sebastiano Alessi.

After testing the waters with my early ideas during Brighton ArtsForum Feedback Circle in October and the initial consultation with AKINA earlier in the month, the decision was made to 'expose' the mounting process when framing the works on aluminium, as this material is frequently used for the exhibition purposes but is often hidden from sight by the edge to edge print-mounting. Above is an example from this experiment in progressthe final results of which can still be viewed at the Unit 24 until the 9th of December 2014. 

If you missed the opening night, a very nice video from the event has been posted earlier today by the gallery team. It can be viewed on Facebook. Some photo documentation of the event can be also found here.

To commemorate the opening, I have designed and printed a small edition catalog folio that is currently available as a give-away at Unit 24 (another valid reason to check out the exhibition while the show is still on and the copies last ;). The folios were also presented at the Small Publishers' Fair Conway Hall as well as at the Sussex Book Art Collective bi-monthly meeting in Brighton, which took place the following week-end. A terrific illustrated account of the latter by the artist Annie Kerr can be found by clicking on the link below.

What's next? I am planning to turn into a bit of a hermit in December going through and editing out the new material created during this autumn, working away under the guidance of Valentina Abenavoli and Alex Bocchetto of AKINA Factory (still find it hard to believe how lucky I am to be mentored by these guys because they are truly amazing and great fun!). By the way, AKINA are holding an intensive three day photobook making workshop next week as part of Radical Matter series by GOMMA titled Ways to make a photobook that doesn't fall apart. Places are limited, and one can apply to participate by the 29th of November (the workshop days are 5-7th of December).

Thanks again for following my monthly / bimonthly reports. Wishing you great winter holidays (a bit early but hey! it's a nice thought and something to look forward to)! Speak to you in 2015.