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Abigail Varney – Rough & Cut | Melbourne Book Launch

Abigail Varney – Rough & Cut

Perimeter is excited to present the launch of Abigail Varney – Rough & Cut (Trespasser Books), taking place at 4pm–6pm, Saturday November 5 at Perimeter HQ (734 High St, Thornbury). The launch will include an artist talk between Abigail and Sean Davey, with a signing by the artist and a casual celebration to follow. All are welcome!

Pre-orders for Rough & Cut will be available to collect at the launch.

Perimeter HQ
734 High St, Thornbury VIC
Saturday November 5, 2022
From 4pm–6pm

This is a free event, with no reservations required.

Rough & Cut documents Abigail Varney’s journeys into central Australia to a place called Coober Pedy. The town owes its existence to the discovery of opal seams in 1915, an iridescent gemstone that formed from water that once covered the desert landscape. This precious opal has been mined through a series of booms and busts, almost into oblivion. Beyond the mullock heaps and away from the sun's searing heat lies underground dugouts inhabited by Coober Pedy’s remaining miners, still dreaming of one last opal-rich strike. Keeping the idiosyncrasies of the town's personality alive and well, Varney’s encounters are an insight into the characters that call this place a forever home. Captured are the remnants of this magnetic, surreal landscape shaped by its extremities.

68 pages, 25.4 x 31.75cm, iridescent foil stamped hard cover, Trespasser Books (Texas).