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Berliner Dom

Berliner Dom

mixed media on card 
32x40cm 

2012
a part of the collaboration series National Life and Landscapes this work was conceived and produced in Berlin in April 2012

 

"Künstler tötet man und behalt sie nicht im Mund"
Bruno Nagel. www.brunonagel.de

Contributing artists- Ulrich Krauss, Pierre Granoux, Jenaro de Rosenzweig, Eric Mefsloh, Claudia Rannow, Stefanie Schmid, Nils Meyer, Mical Noelson, Stefan Bubenzer, Konrad Tadesse, Anna Rossow, Tobias Sirtl, George Ertas, Laurent Bousson, Manuela Steffin, Danijel Zbil, Bruno Nagel, Lisa Polten, Michael Lee, Victoria Gisborne-Land

Participation in my collaboration artwork is free, and is invited under the Share Alike terms of Creative Commons unless other wise stated– http://creativecommons.org.au/learn-more/licences 

"This licence lets others distribute, remix and build upon the work, even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit the original creator/s (and any other nominated parties) and license any new creations based on the work under the same terms. All new derivative works will carry the same licence, so will also allow commercial use. In other words, you agree to share your materials with others, if they will share their new works in return. This licence is often compared to the free software licences, known as 'copyleft.”

 

 

Bridge

Bridge

online collaboration
18x36cmx300dpi

2012

 

a part of the collaboration series National Life and Landscapes this work was conceived and produced online May-September 2012

Bridge was presented as a 100x200cm paste-up in the exhibition "New Tracks" at Salerno Gallery in Sydney as part of The Sydney Fringe festival in September 2012 and "Collectivism" at Cementa, Kandos, curated by Alex Wisser 2013

"Art is not political owing to the messages and feelings that it conveys.... the way it represents social structures, conflicts or identities. It is political by virtue of the very distance that it takes with respect to those functions.”
Jacques Ranciere, "The Politics of Aesthetics" 2006

Contributing artists- Georgia Graham, Imogen, Mariah, Claudia, Kylie and Carl Guisti, Felix Saw, Eskild Beck, Eleanor Bennett, Dave Stein, Christopher Donnison and Linda Przhedetsky, Christina Di Bona, Cate Valpiani, Elaine Jones, Brendan McCumstie, Anthony Quinn, Annette Wilson, Annabelle and Sophie Stephens, Annamarie Amu, Ana Victoria Corrales Claro, Daniel Zunzunegui, Ross and Jorja, Rod Armstrong, Rob McCormick, Peter Aland, Paul Woodhead, Milena Sallustio, newtown.grafitti, Mical Noelson, Megan Jones, Luis Vargas, Luciana Servulo, Louise Lindsay, Lily Fink, Kylie Bowles, Julia Featherstone, Jeremy Zierau, Janice Navin, James Farley, Ian Mulligan, Vicki Aland, Tonya Graham, Terry Fahy, Tamara Lawry, Sharon Zwi, Sandy Gordon-Baker, Sandra Alon, Jayne Bleechmore, Nathan Shooter

All works in this series are created as Copyright Share Alike under the terms of Creative Commons– http://creativecommons.org.au/learn-more/licences

太田宿 Ōta-juku (after Hiroshige)

太田宿 Ōta-juku (after Hiroshige)

acrylic polymer and watercolour on paper
71x110cm

2014

a part of the collaboration series National Life and Landscapes this work was conceived and produced November-March 2013/14

“In many of the spaces we encounter....users....have become a new, hybrid produser
Axel Bruns

 

Contributing artists-

美濃加茂市参加者リスト(18名)

堀部良一氏「絵歩里」サークルメンバー

杉山 八重子・熊崎 勝・佐光 壽・今瀬 昭代・箕浦 敦子

松村 ふさ子・棚瀬 ゆかり・中島 奈保美・津田 千恵子

中島 和子・古山 米子・渡辺 佐江・林 洋子・堀沢 玲子

塚原 道子・寺沢 香子・藤井 三四郎・伊藤 薫

Yaeko Sugiyama, Masaru Kumazaki, Hisashi Sako, Akiyo Imase, Atsuko Minoura, Fusako Matsumura, Yukari Tanase, Nahomi Nakashima, Chieko Tsuda, Kazuko Nakashima, Yoneko Furuyama, Sae Watanabe, Yoko Hayashi, Reiko Horisawa, Michiko Tsukahara, Yoshiko Terasawa, Sanshiro Fujii, Kaoru Ito

ダボ市参加アーティストリスト(17名)

Michael Winters, Penny Johnson, Jennifer Norris, Gill Pedrana. Ann Smithson, Paul Andrews, Chris Kunko, Laurie Rouse, Tim Winters, Lyn Winters, John Mosley, Penny Volkofski, Ruby Davies, Annette Simpson, Kim Goldsmith, Mark Nugent, Lewis Burns

 

太田宿 Ōta-juku (after Hiroshige) is a collaborative artwork in 35 parts.

Jack brushed a line image of the Ando Hiroshige print 太田宿 Ōta-juku from the Kiso Kaido series. The line image was been cut into 35 separate “tiles”.

18 artists from the sister cities of Minokamo in Japan, and 17 artists from Dubbo in Australia, were invited to re-imagine this famous Kiso River image. Each artist would bring courteous homage to the great Hiroshige in a spirit of creative cooperation and goodwill.

Each “tile” is 14 x 15.5cm on 535gsm watercolour paper and has a portion of the brushed outline copied from Hiroshige’s original image.

The final compilation was exhibited at the Minokamo Culture Forest Museum, Gifu Prefecture, Japan from February 14, 2014.

 

Translation and facilitation was by Yumi Takeda, Minokamo International Exchange Association, and curated by Shunya Watanabe of the Minokamo Culture Forest Museum.

Ōta-juku (太田宿 Ōta-juku) was the 51st of the 69 stations of the Kiso Kaido (River) during the Edo period. It is located in Minokamo.

Andō Hiroshige (安藤 広重; 1797 – 1858) was a Japanese Ukiyo-e artist, considered the last great master of that tradition. Hiroshige's work came to have a marked influence on Western painting towards the close of the 19th century as a part of the trend in Japonism.

Palau Nationale

Palau Nationale

canvas print 32x44cm. 
edition of 24

2012

 

a part of the collaboration series National Life and Landscapes this work was conceived and produced online December-March 2011/12

The canvas edition was printed in Australia and exhibited in Barcelona at san Agustin ex-Convent, in May 2012, along with other pieces from the National Life and Landscapes body of work

 

“me ha hecho muchísima ilusión ver el collage acabado !! Realmente ha quedado super bonito y me siento muy agradecida de haber tenido la oportunidad de participar en un proyecto de grupo tan especial, de verdad. Muchas gracias.” 
Arantxa Zunzunegui

 

Contributing artists- Ruslan, Cris Peira, Adrien Biot, Marta, Alba Gasset, Arthur Randell, Anna Victoria Corrales, Claro, Anna Caballero, Arantxa Zunzunegui, Luis Vargas, Francesco Aragone, Angel Muñiz, Pepe Usagre, Estibaliz Lecea, Juan Carlos Mejia, Cesar Sanchez, Dolores Martina, Rocio Luna, Elaine Jones, Arol, Oscar Randell, Carles Guitart, Mireia, Luis Torrento

Gracias por tu participación en este proyecto " Vida y Paisajes Nacionales ". Tu fe en el proceso ha producido un extraño y encantador resultado.

Me asombra el ver y leer patrones accidentales mezclándose con el intenso y apasionante  propósito de cada una de las piezas. Todas las imágenes de este cuerpo de trabajo (Vida y Paisajes Nacionales) han tenido una revelación lenta, que es casi lo contrario de imágenes hechas por una sola mano, que a menudo las comprendo muy rápidamente. Pero la verdadera belleza es que es una impresión del Palau Nacional que ninguno de nosotros podría haber llegado en forma individual, y por eso estoy muy agradecido.

Siendo parte de los segmentos, las obras de este proyecto encajan perfectamente con lo que dice Jacques Rancière en términos generales de las prácticas artísticas, en cuanto a que: "formar parte en la partición de lo perceptible en la medida que suspenden las coordenadas ordinarias de la experiencia sensible y remarcan la red de relaciones entre espacios y tiempos, sujetos y objetos, lo común y lo y lo singular. "(Véase Jacques Rancière" la política de la estética 'en http://www.16beavergroup.org/mtarchive/archives/002417.php)

Thank you for your participation in this work "National Life and Landscapes- Palau Nacionale". Your faith in the process has produced a strange and delightful result. My eyes drift to looking and reading the accidental patterns mingling with the intense purpose of each of the parts. All of the pictures in this body of work (National Life and Landscapes) have a slow reveal, that is almost the opposite of pictures made by one hand, that I often understand very rapidly. But the true beauty is that it is an impression of Palau Nationale that none of us could have arrived at individually, and for that I am most grateful.

In being made of segments, the works in this project fit neatly with what Jacques Ranciere says broadly of artistic practices, to the extent that they "take part in the partition of the perceptible insofar as they suspend the ordinary coordinates of sensory experience and reframe the network of relationships between spaces and times, subjects and objects, the common and the singular." (see Jacques Ranciere ‘The Politics of Aesthetics’ at http://www.16beavergroup.org/mtarchive/archives/002417.php)

The Palau Nationale is Barcelona’s Museum of Contemporary Art, known as MNAC. The image was created with participants from Barcelona, as well as other parts of Spain, Lima, Australia and the UK.

Wattie Creek

Wattie Creek

oil crayon and ink on paper
200x200cm. 

2013

 

Mervyn Bishop is the original creator of this image, and along with the artists Jack Randell and Annette Simpson, the other 400 participants where possible share Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivatives http://creativecommons.org.au/learn-more/licences

Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pours soil into the hand of Gurindji traditional landowner Vincent Lingiari at Wattie Creek, Northern Territory, Australia, 16 August 1975. Photograph Mervyn Bishop, courtesy the Australian Government

 

a collaboration in 400 parts produced in-gallery in a collaborative exhibition “Tracks” at Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, Australia. Produced as part of the series National Life and Landscapes

Exhibition visitors were offered the opportunity to re-render a 10x10cm pre-lined mapped card “tile” in crayon and place it into the grid of the final image. Contributors were invited to pay some homage to the original photograph, the neighbouring tiles, its location or no regard at all

 

…an aesthetic of democracy- as act and ideal”

Maurice O'Riordan, “Tracks, play it again” review Art Monthly #266 Summer 2013/14 p46

 

Many thanks to the 400 participants and the many more exhibition visitors. Special thanks to Mervyn Bishop who gave us permission to use his image. Many thanks to Maurice O'Riordan for visiting from Darwin and spending some time with us. Blessings to Annette Simpson my creative partner in the "Tracks" escapade and the team at Western Plains Cultural Centre.

Peace and happiness go to Kerry, Arthur and Peter Aland for their love and support.

Vincent

Vincent

ink and coloured pencil on paper
40.5x34cm

2013

 

produced in a 25 part collaboration with Arts in Health Symposium delegates at Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo October 2013. Created as part of the series National Life and Landscapes

 

Contributing artists- Sonya Warwick, Doug Prior, Lucy, Geghugh, Meg, Milena Sallustio, Joanna Capon, Prue Crichton, Pauline Griffiths, Meg, Mary Kennedy, Tuana, Jamie Lea Hodges, Vivienne Winther, Arthur, Yvonne Muyambi, Kate Kenworthy, Lesley Young.

Oh, the River People

HDV digital projection 4.30min loop 

2013

 

a collaboration in 108 parts (9 video, 99 still) conceived and produced online May-September 2013 as part of the collaboration series National Life and Landscapes. Oh, the River People was exhibited in "Tracks", an exhibition at Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia, 19 October- 1 December 2013  www.wpccdubbo.org.au

Peter Aland technical advisor

Vimeo- https://vimeo.com/77194433

 

“And when Siddhartha listened attentively to the thousandfold song of the river, when he did not fasten on the suffering or the laughing, when he did not attach his mind to any one voice and become involved in it with his ego -when he listened to all of them, the whole, when he perceived the unity, then the great song of a thousand voices formed one single word: OM, perfection.”
Hermann Hess, “Siddhartha” Translated by Sherab Chodzin Kohn. Shambhala Publications, Boston 2000

 

Contributing artists-
Peter Everingham, Michiko Mizutani, Gill Pedrana, Mr Zhu Haiming, Kaye Cusick, Alex Wisser, Kayoko Hayashi, Phillip Gersbach, Gweneth Buckle, Lou Lindsay, Christina Di Bona, Madeline Orth, Paul Andrews, Sarah Dickenson, Tim Winters, Yoshito Kijima, Luis Vargas, Helen Shepherd, John Cameron and Pauline Hams, Dave Stein, Lisa Minner, Luciana Servulo, Kylie Giusti, Midori Hibino, Arthur Randell, Laurie Rouse, Sharon Zwi, Megan Jones, Amy Naef, Ana Victoria Corrales, Jodie Benton, Peita Marie, McCrystle Wood, Mel Gersbach, Ipek Yeginsu, Gregory McLaren, Ingrid Sandsborg, Mrs Wang Li, Mariah Giusti, Lionel Wood, Peter Aland, Mal Morris, Mr Gu Yulin, Pamela Wright, Hideo Tamaki, Claudia Giusti, Louise Marlborough, Jayne Bleechmore, Jan Armstrong, Vicki Aland, Mary Dorahy and David McBride, Tonya Graham, Bill Phillips, Sandy Gordon-Baker, Ian Mulligan, Elaine Jones, Mark Nugent, Cate Valpiani, Ben Palmer, Addy and Rebecca and Alex and Phil, Brendan McCumstie, Bruce Barber, Keiko Goto, Doreen Lyon, Ivana Vanderspek, Sandra Alon, Joy Lukunic, Gopa Kundu, Ruby Davies, Caroline Danaher, Ann Smithson, Sam Paine, Lynne Smith, Oscar Randell, Milena Sallustio, Carol Mark, Ross Davey, Janice Navin, Lisa Orth, Mrs Zhang Zhiying, Kerry Palmer, Lara Scolari, Hiroko Watanabe, Yukio Kono, Tim Hosking, Annamarie Uren, Toshiyuki Watanabe, Tas Touvras, Penny Johnson, Imogen Giusti, James Farley, Margaret Anderson, Kylie Bowles, Michiko Numazu, Jeremy Zierau, Pepa Comba, Katherine Morgan, Rob Taylor, Marilyn Allan, Jose Angel Muniz Gonzalez, Merryn Spencer, Marco Favazzi, Holger Mohaupt, Dot Wilkin, Carl Giusti, Ivana Rezek, Rowena Galway, Susan Shaw

 

This work has a shared copyright- Attribution Share Alike

“Offering your work under a Creative Commons licence does not mean giving up your copyright. It means allowing more liberal use of your material, but only on certain conditions.” creativecommons.org.au/licences

 

These collaborations are part of a body of work titled "National Life and Landscapes". They are visual evidence of a largely self-moderating aesthetic principal.

Participation was invited under the Share Alike terms of Creative Commons – "This licence lets others distribute, remix and build upon the work, even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit the original creator/s (and any other nominated parties) and license any new creations based on the work under the same terms. All new derivative works will carry the same licence, so will also allow commercial use. In other words, you agree to share your materials with others, if they will share their new works in return. This licence is often compared to the free software licences, known as 'copyleft.”

Babel

Babel

The 17th, and as yet incomplete collaborative work in the series 'National Life and Landscapes'.

This work was researched in Europe in December 2015 at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam http://www.boijmans.nl/en/ which owns the "Tower of Babel" c.1565 by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, on which the work is based.

The unblocked areas of this image are currently available. See the Fishdog Updates/News page for details on how to participate 

Berliner Dom

mixed media on card 
32x40cm 

2012
a part of the collaboration series National Life and Landscapes this work was conceived and produced in Berlin in April 2012

 

"Künstler tötet man und behalt sie nicht im Mund"
Bruno Nagel. www.brunonagel.de

Contributing artists- Ulrich Krauss, Pierre Granoux, Jenaro de Rosenzweig, Eric Mefsloh, Claudia Rannow, Stefanie Schmid, Nils Meyer, Mical Noelson, Stefan Bubenzer, Konrad Tadesse, Anna Rossow, Tobias Sirtl, George Ertas, Laurent Bousson, Manuela Steffin, Danijel Zbil, Bruno Nagel, Lisa Polten, Michael Lee, Victoria Gisborne-Land

Participation in my collaboration artwork is free, and is invited under the Share Alike terms of Creative Commons unless other wise stated– http://creativecommons.org.au/learn-more/licences 

"This licence lets others distribute, remix and build upon the work, even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit the original creator/s (and any other nominated parties) and license any new creations based on the work under the same terms. All new derivative works will carry the same licence, so will also allow commercial use. In other words, you agree to share your materials with others, if they will share their new works in return. This licence is often compared to the free software licences, known as 'copyleft.”

 

 

Bridge

online collaboration
18x36cmx300dpi

2012

 

a part of the collaboration series National Life and Landscapes this work was conceived and produced online May-September 2012

Bridge was presented as a 100x200cm paste-up in the exhibition "New Tracks" at Salerno Gallery in Sydney as part of The Sydney Fringe festival in September 2012 and "Collectivism" at Cementa, Kandos, curated by Alex Wisser 2013

"Art is not political owing to the messages and feelings that it conveys.... the way it represents social structures, conflicts or identities. It is political by virtue of the very distance that it takes with respect to those functions.”
Jacques Ranciere, "The Politics of Aesthetics" 2006

Contributing artists- Georgia Graham, Imogen, Mariah, Claudia, Kylie and Carl Guisti, Felix Saw, Eskild Beck, Eleanor Bennett, Dave Stein, Christopher Donnison and Linda Przhedetsky, Christina Di Bona, Cate Valpiani, Elaine Jones, Brendan McCumstie, Anthony Quinn, Annette Wilson, Annabelle and Sophie Stephens, Annamarie Amu, Ana Victoria Corrales Claro, Daniel Zunzunegui, Ross and Jorja, Rod Armstrong, Rob McCormick, Peter Aland, Paul Woodhead, Milena Sallustio, newtown.grafitti, Mical Noelson, Megan Jones, Luis Vargas, Luciana Servulo, Louise Lindsay, Lily Fink, Kylie Bowles, Julia Featherstone, Jeremy Zierau, Janice Navin, James Farley, Ian Mulligan, Vicki Aland, Tonya Graham, Terry Fahy, Tamara Lawry, Sharon Zwi, Sandy Gordon-Baker, Sandra Alon, Jayne Bleechmore, Nathan Shooter

All works in this series are created as Copyright Share Alike under the terms of Creative Commons– http://creativecommons.org.au/learn-more/licences

太田宿 Ōta-juku (after Hiroshige)

acrylic polymer and watercolour on paper
71x110cm

2014

a part of the collaboration series National Life and Landscapes this work was conceived and produced November-March 2013/14

“In many of the spaces we encounter....users....have become a new, hybrid produser
Axel Bruns

 

Contributing artists-

美濃加茂市参加者リスト(18名)

堀部良一氏「絵歩里」サークルメンバー

杉山 八重子・熊崎 勝・佐光 壽・今瀬 昭代・箕浦 敦子

松村 ふさ子・棚瀬 ゆかり・中島 奈保美・津田 千恵子

中島 和子・古山 米子・渡辺 佐江・林 洋子・堀沢 玲子

塚原 道子・寺沢 香子・藤井 三四郎・伊藤 薫

Yaeko Sugiyama, Masaru Kumazaki, Hisashi Sako, Akiyo Imase, Atsuko Minoura, Fusako Matsumura, Yukari Tanase, Nahomi Nakashima, Chieko Tsuda, Kazuko Nakashima, Yoneko Furuyama, Sae Watanabe, Yoko Hayashi, Reiko Horisawa, Michiko Tsukahara, Yoshiko Terasawa, Sanshiro Fujii, Kaoru Ito

ダボ市参加アーティストリスト(17名)

Michael Winters, Penny Johnson, Jennifer Norris, Gill Pedrana. Ann Smithson, Paul Andrews, Chris Kunko, Laurie Rouse, Tim Winters, Lyn Winters, John Mosley, Penny Volkofski, Ruby Davies, Annette Simpson, Kim Goldsmith, Mark Nugent, Lewis Burns

 

太田宿 Ōta-juku (after Hiroshige) is a collaborative artwork in 35 parts.

Jack brushed a line image of the Ando Hiroshige print 太田宿 Ōta-juku from the Kiso Kaido series. The line image was been cut into 35 separate “tiles”.

18 artists from the sister cities of Minokamo in Japan, and 17 artists from Dubbo in Australia, were invited to re-imagine this famous Kiso River image. Each artist would bring courteous homage to the great Hiroshige in a spirit of creative cooperation and goodwill.

Each “tile” is 14 x 15.5cm on 535gsm watercolour paper and has a portion of the brushed outline copied from Hiroshige’s original image.

The final compilation was exhibited at the Minokamo Culture Forest Museum, Gifu Prefecture, Japan from February 14, 2014.

 

Translation and facilitation was by Yumi Takeda, Minokamo International Exchange Association, and curated by Shunya Watanabe of the Minokamo Culture Forest Museum.

Ōta-juku (太田宿 Ōta-juku) was the 51st of the 69 stations of the Kiso Kaido (River) during the Edo period. It is located in Minokamo.

Andō Hiroshige (安藤 広重; 1797 – 1858) was a Japanese Ukiyo-e artist, considered the last great master of that tradition. Hiroshige's work came to have a marked influence on Western painting towards the close of the 19th century as a part of the trend in Japonism.

Palau Nationale

canvas print 32x44cm. 
edition of 24

2012

 

a part of the collaboration series National Life and Landscapes this work was conceived and produced online December-March 2011/12

The canvas edition was printed in Australia and exhibited in Barcelona at san Agustin ex-Convent, in May 2012, along with other pieces from the National Life and Landscapes body of work

 

“me ha hecho muchísima ilusión ver el collage acabado !! Realmente ha quedado super bonito y me siento muy agradecida de haber tenido la oportunidad de participar en un proyecto de grupo tan especial, de verdad. Muchas gracias.” 
Arantxa Zunzunegui

 

Contributing artists- Ruslan, Cris Peira, Adrien Biot, Marta, Alba Gasset, Arthur Randell, Anna Victoria Corrales, Claro, Anna Caballero, Arantxa Zunzunegui, Luis Vargas, Francesco Aragone, Angel Muñiz, Pepe Usagre, Estibaliz Lecea, Juan Carlos Mejia, Cesar Sanchez, Dolores Martina, Rocio Luna, Elaine Jones, Arol, Oscar Randell, Carles Guitart, Mireia, Luis Torrento

Gracias por tu participación en este proyecto " Vida y Paisajes Nacionales ". Tu fe en el proceso ha producido un extraño y encantador resultado.

Me asombra el ver y leer patrones accidentales mezclándose con el intenso y apasionante  propósito de cada una de las piezas. Todas las imágenes de este cuerpo de trabajo (Vida y Paisajes Nacionales) han tenido una revelación lenta, que es casi lo contrario de imágenes hechas por una sola mano, que a menudo las comprendo muy rápidamente. Pero la verdadera belleza es que es una impresión del Palau Nacional que ninguno de nosotros podría haber llegado en forma individual, y por eso estoy muy agradecido.

Siendo parte de los segmentos, las obras de este proyecto encajan perfectamente con lo que dice Jacques Rancière en términos generales de las prácticas artísticas, en cuanto a que: "formar parte en la partición de lo perceptible en la medida que suspenden las coordenadas ordinarias de la experiencia sensible y remarcan la red de relaciones entre espacios y tiempos, sujetos y objetos, lo común y lo y lo singular. "(Véase Jacques Rancière" la política de la estética 'en http://www.16beavergroup.org/mtarchive/archives/002417.php)

Thank you for your participation in this work "National Life and Landscapes- Palau Nacionale". Your faith in the process has produced a strange and delightful result. My eyes drift to looking and reading the accidental patterns mingling with the intense purpose of each of the parts. All of the pictures in this body of work (National Life and Landscapes) have a slow reveal, that is almost the opposite of pictures made by one hand, that I often understand very rapidly. But the true beauty is that it is an impression of Palau Nationale that none of us could have arrived at individually, and for that I am most grateful.

In being made of segments, the works in this project fit neatly with what Jacques Ranciere says broadly of artistic practices, to the extent that they "take part in the partition of the perceptible insofar as they suspend the ordinary coordinates of sensory experience and reframe the network of relationships between spaces and times, subjects and objects, the common and the singular." (see Jacques Ranciere ‘The Politics of Aesthetics’ at http://www.16beavergroup.org/mtarchive/archives/002417.php)

The Palau Nationale is Barcelona’s Museum of Contemporary Art, known as MNAC. The image was created with participants from Barcelona, as well as other parts of Spain, Lima, Australia and the UK.

Wattie Creek

oil crayon and ink on paper
200x200cm. 

2013

 

Mervyn Bishop is the original creator of this image, and along with the artists Jack Randell and Annette Simpson, the other 400 participants where possible share Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivatives http://creativecommons.org.au/learn-more/licences

Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pours soil into the hand of Gurindji traditional landowner Vincent Lingiari at Wattie Creek, Northern Territory, Australia, 16 August 1975. Photograph Mervyn Bishop, courtesy the Australian Government

 

a collaboration in 400 parts produced in-gallery in a collaborative exhibition “Tracks” at Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, Australia. Produced as part of the series National Life and Landscapes

Exhibition visitors were offered the opportunity to re-render a 10x10cm pre-lined mapped card “tile” in crayon and place it into the grid of the final image. Contributors were invited to pay some homage to the original photograph, the neighbouring tiles, its location or no regard at all

 

…an aesthetic of democracy- as act and ideal”

Maurice O'Riordan, “Tracks, play it again” review Art Monthly #266 Summer 2013/14 p46

 

Many thanks to the 400 participants and the many more exhibition visitors. Special thanks to Mervyn Bishop who gave us permission to use his image. Many thanks to Maurice O'Riordan for visiting from Darwin and spending some time with us. Blessings to Annette Simpson my creative partner in the "Tracks" escapade and the team at Western Plains Cultural Centre.

Peace and happiness go to Kerry, Arthur and Peter Aland for their love and support.

Vincent

ink and coloured pencil on paper
40.5x34cm

2013

 

produced in a 25 part collaboration with Arts in Health Symposium delegates at Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo October 2013. Created as part of the series National Life and Landscapes

 

Contributing artists- Sonya Warwick, Doug Prior, Lucy, Geghugh, Meg, Milena Sallustio, Joanna Capon, Prue Crichton, Pauline Griffiths, Meg, Mary Kennedy, Tuana, Jamie Lea Hodges, Vivienne Winther, Arthur, Yvonne Muyambi, Kate Kenworthy, Lesley Young.

Oh, the River People

HDV digital projection 4.30min loop 

2013

 

a collaboration in 108 parts (9 video, 99 still) conceived and produced online May-September 2013 as part of the collaboration series National Life and Landscapes. Oh, the River People was exhibited in "Tracks", an exhibition at Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia, 19 October- 1 December 2013  www.wpccdubbo.org.au

Peter Aland technical advisor

Vimeo- https://vimeo.com/77194433

 

“And when Siddhartha listened attentively to the thousandfold song of the river, when he did not fasten on the suffering or the laughing, when he did not attach his mind to any one voice and become involved in it with his ego -when he listened to all of them, the whole, when he perceived the unity, then the great song of a thousand voices formed one single word: OM, perfection.”
Hermann Hess, “Siddhartha” Translated by Sherab Chodzin Kohn. Shambhala Publications, Boston 2000

 

Contributing artists-
Peter Everingham, Michiko Mizutani, Gill Pedrana, Mr Zhu Haiming, Kaye Cusick, Alex Wisser, Kayoko Hayashi, Phillip Gersbach, Gweneth Buckle, Lou Lindsay, Christina Di Bona, Madeline Orth, Paul Andrews, Sarah Dickenson, Tim Winters, Yoshito Kijima, Luis Vargas, Helen Shepherd, John Cameron and Pauline Hams, Dave Stein, Lisa Minner, Luciana Servulo, Kylie Giusti, Midori Hibino, Arthur Randell, Laurie Rouse, Sharon Zwi, Megan Jones, Amy Naef, Ana Victoria Corrales, Jodie Benton, Peita Marie, McCrystle Wood, Mel Gersbach, Ipek Yeginsu, Gregory McLaren, Ingrid Sandsborg, Mrs Wang Li, Mariah Giusti, Lionel Wood, Peter Aland, Mal Morris, Mr Gu Yulin, Pamela Wright, Hideo Tamaki, Claudia Giusti, Louise Marlborough, Jayne Bleechmore, Jan Armstrong, Vicki Aland, Mary Dorahy and David McBride, Tonya Graham, Bill Phillips, Sandy Gordon-Baker, Ian Mulligan, Elaine Jones, Mark Nugent, Cate Valpiani, Ben Palmer, Addy and Rebecca and Alex and Phil, Brendan McCumstie, Bruce Barber, Keiko Goto, Doreen Lyon, Ivana Vanderspek, Sandra Alon, Joy Lukunic, Gopa Kundu, Ruby Davies, Caroline Danaher, Ann Smithson, Sam Paine, Lynne Smith, Oscar Randell, Milena Sallustio, Carol Mark, Ross Davey, Janice Navin, Lisa Orth, Mrs Zhang Zhiying, Kerry Palmer, Lara Scolari, Hiroko Watanabe, Yukio Kono, Tim Hosking, Annamarie Uren, Toshiyuki Watanabe, Tas Touvras, Penny Johnson, Imogen Giusti, James Farley, Margaret Anderson, Kylie Bowles, Michiko Numazu, Jeremy Zierau, Pepa Comba, Katherine Morgan, Rob Taylor, Marilyn Allan, Jose Angel Muniz Gonzalez, Merryn Spencer, Marco Favazzi, Holger Mohaupt, Dot Wilkin, Carl Giusti, Ivana Rezek, Rowena Galway, Susan Shaw

 

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Babel

The 17th, and as yet incomplete collaborative work in the series 'National Life and Landscapes'.

This work was researched in Europe in December 2015 at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam http://www.boijmans.nl/en/ which owns the "Tower of Babel" c.1565 by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, on which the work is based.

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Berliner Dom
Bridge
太田宿 Ōta-juku (after Hiroshige)
Palau Nationale
Wattie Creek
Vincent
Oh, the River People
Babel