Perimeter Talks | Negative Press & Rose Nolan

Perimeter is thrilled to continue its programming initiative Perimeter Talks in 2018. Taking place approximately once a month on a Sunday afternoon, the series features lectures, panel discussions and more casual in-conversations with publishers, artists, curators, designers, writers and editors. The talks explore and address various themes and issues relating to contemporary photographic, art and design publishing – helping demystify, challenge and offer insight into publishing as a medium and a practice. Taking the form of an in-conversation between Negative Press founder Trent Walter and celebrated Melbourne artist and collaborator Rose Nolan, will explore the philosophies underpinning the Melbourne-based publisher and consider its facilitation and realisation of artists’ print projects in a broader sense. Negative Press was founded by Walter in 2009. Publishing roughly three editions per year, it encourages artists to create projects made through the lens of expanded print practices. Nolan is one such artist, having published three projects – You See What I’m Saying, 2012, Enough, 2016, and Big Words (not mine), 2017 – with the press since its inception.

Trent Walter is an artist, printer and publisher engaged in printmaking, printed matter and its relationship to contemporary art practice. Walter combines multiple readymade sources (textual, pictorial and/or sculptural) to explore narrative, history and their convergence with the present time. Walter was joint recipient, with Brook Andrew, of the 2013–14 Georges Mora Foundation Fellowship, for the project Dual/Duel.

Rose Nolan’s practice investigates the formal and linguistic qualities of words and their relationship to architectural space. Adopting the language of abstraction and revolutionary aesthetics, Nolan typically uses a reduced palette of red and white and simple, inexpensive, utilitarian materials to create banners. Nolan has an extensive history of self-publishing and we will have a selection of her book on display. Nolan is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne.

WHERE: Perimeter Books, 748 High Street, Thornbury
WHEN: Saturday August 18, 3–4pm Seating strictly limited.
Ticketed event ($7 plus booking fee). BOOK TICKETS HERE

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