Perimeter Editions x Travis MacDonald

Perimeter is thrilled to announce the launch for Melbourne-based artist Travis MacDonald's new book, The Cavern, published by Perimeter Editions. The launch will take place at Perimeter HQ, Melbourne, Friday 17 August, 6–8pm. All welcome!

The Cavern book launch
Friday 17 August, 6pm-8pm
Perimeter HQ
748 High St, Thornbury

The Cavern is the debut artist book by Melbourne-based painter Travis MacDonald. Drawing on key works from the last three years, the book forwards MacDonald's quietly idiosyncratic take on the more traditional genres of figuration and landscape painting, revealing a sensitivity and wit that extends to both his surroundings and that of art history.

At once dreamlike in its atmosphere and palette, and dry in its humour, The Cavern speaks not so much to a wider historical narrative, but to fragments of time within it. These works read as untethered; anomalies and oddities (some subtle, some silly) punctuate and reanimate otherwise nondescript, potentially nostalgic scenes. From his Cavern, MacDonald offers a contemplative and ever-so slightly incongruous vantage on the world as we thought we knew it.

Travis MacDonald was born in Bunnythorpe, New Zealand, and currently lives and works in Melbourne. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2011 and has been exhibiting since 2009. He has been awarded the Gary Grossbard Drawing Prize and the Lionel Gell Foundation Drawing Scholarship. More recently, MacDonald’s work was exhibited in Painting. More Painting at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, and he held his first major solo exhibition Homesick Mascot at Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, in December 2016, followed by a solo exhibition as part of the Melbourne Art Fair, in August 2018. He is represented by Niagara Galleries, Melbourne.