Category Archives: Exhibitions

Sounding/Working Papers


Sounding/Working Papers was a performative sound translation of printed work from Caren Florance’s Reading Spaces exhibition, presented as part of You Are Here Festival 2017. Reuben Ingall treated Working Papers: torrent (Florance/Gardner) as a graphic score, transcribing sections with a computer keyboard, and using the density of printed marks on the page as a guide to the speed of his typing. His homebrewed software treated each key pressed as an instruction to play tones, sample the gallery’s ambience (including typing noises), or remix its own output. This release is an unedited live recording of the performance, made on 8th April 2017 at East Space, Queen Elizabeth Terrace, ACT.

Limited to twenty copies each of three different covers. Art by Caren Florance and words by Angela Gardner from Working Papers: torrent (2015-17). Includes unlimited streaming of Sounding/Working Papers via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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String Books, Braidwood

There’s a new gallery in the country town of Braidwood, called The Left Hand. It’s located at 18 Lascelles St, the blue house on the right if you’re heading there from Canberra (after the left-hand turn to the coast) or on the way into town if you’re coming from Batemans Bay. It’s only open on weekends, and by appointment at other times. Continue reading

Hold, or Let Go: Grieving, 2009

When I first discovered that I’d misprinted an entire section of my fine press book, Poems to Hold or Let Go (by Rosemary Dobson), I was really cranky at myself. It was a lot of paper to waste, and it was/is very lovely Magnani Vergata book paper, an Italian mould-made fine rag paper. Luckily I’d only printed one side of the sheet (I’d transposed the poems, so that they were on the wrong pages), so I could do something useful with the other side. Continue reading

Miniature broadsides, 2010

Craft ACT in Canberra has two galleries and another, smaller space that they call the Crucible Space: essentially just two shelves set into a wall in the foyer outside the gallery. Miniaturist and collector Anna-Maria Sviatko, while doing an internship at Craft ACT, hit upon the notion of turning the two shelves into a two-tiered miniature craft gallery at 1:12 scale. The result was Call of the Small, an exhibition of (to quote my personal blog) teeny-tiny craft works, made very seriously by serious craftspeople. Continue reading

Paper Works at Brenda May

Opening on 23 March 2010, Paper Works at Brenda May Gallery featured the following artists: Melinda Le Guay, Lezlie Tilley, Nicola Moss, Helen Mueller, Nicola Dickson, Patsy Payne, Janet Parker-Smith, Debbie Hill, Helena Leslie, Tammie Castles, Caren Florance, James Blackwell, Nicci Haynes, Wendy Edwards, Susan Buret, Janis Nedela, Thurle Wright, Melinda Capp.

I showed two of the pieces from my Pressings exhibition: Grief (Sides to Middles) and Night Ladders (Escape).

The show ran from 23 March to 11 April 2010.


One of my day jobs is that of Technical Officer in the Printmedia & Drawing Book Studio at the ANU School of Art in Canberra. The school is established in a workshop and studio system rather than as departments. Each workshop has a Technical Officer to organise the smooth daily running of the workshop. I am a sub-TO, looking after the unique space of the Book Studio. (Postscript: as of 2011, I am not even that, but I still teach there.)

Every few years the Technical Officers put on an exhibition to showcase the fact that they, too, are professional artists maintaining their own practice. In 2009 the show was called Art-i-Techs, and it opened on Wednesday 25 March at 6pm in the Foyer Gallery of the School of Art, Liversidge Crescent, Australian National University. Continue reading