Monday, June 27, 2016

tura marrang now showing...

 I have loved bringing some of my booky works (old and new)

to the opening of the beautiful new Tura Marrang Library and Community Centre
in Tura Beach - far couth coast NSW
(ie just down the road a bit from my creek home) 

The new space is featuring some of my book-boat images


and little book boats I've made
as well as a book boat building site
for library patrons to make some little paper book-boats
to add to the display

I've cheekily popped a few boats in odd places... 

my video work looked FAB in the AV meeting room for opening day ceremonies...

but without a doubt my favourite thing
is how my 2 loooooooooooong books look
in the funny little wedge shaped display cabinet...

the looooooooooong books and boat installation
will be on display for a couple of months

( I think they like hanging out in this space...)

I love it when a plan that seems good in theory
actually comes together as hoped in practice

"To build up a library is to create a life.
It’s never just a random collection of books."
Carlos María Domínguez


Sunday, June 19, 2016

tura marrang....

I've been invited to create special projects
for the opening (next weekend) of the new
Tura Marrang library and community centre

I've created a community book-page origami boat activity called 

'what book floats your boat?'

this is based on images of my many book-page origami boat activities

(like 'Navigo'  - gosh can you believe this is from 2007-8? where has the time gone?!)

Library patrons of all ages will be encouraged to create book-page origami boats
and perhaps tuck a little note inside telling a personal tale (or three)
about what books mean to them

maybe they will share the name of their favourite author or book?

maybe a secret guilty book pleasure?

perhaps a moment where a book changed their life?

it will be fun to see what folk make of it
as the activity is designed to challenge the notion
of the preciousness and purpose of books in the digital age

(oh - and it will be loads of fun!)
yes --  I promise I'll share some install pics as the project develops
and the created origami books are added to display cases in the library space

I'm also installing a couple of my looooooooooooooooooooong books...

they will have an extended stay
in a funny shaped display cabinet in the new space..
(pics will follow I promise)


I've been creating a small video work
I've titled 'oh books - you light my fire'
developed from this series of book/fire/water ephemeral works from 2010...

I'll share the whole piece by-the-by

soooooo its been a busy couple of weeks but nice to bring my old friends out to play

(most folk in my home region haven't seen much of my work
funny how you can be anonymous in your own town eh?)

ps everyone is invited to the opening celebrations
next saturday
come on down!