Perimeter Talks | Robin Friend

Perimeter is thrilled to continue its programming initiative Perimeter Talks in 2019. Taking place approximately once a month, 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.

Our second talk for 2019 will see Melbourne-raised, London-born photographer Robin Friend discuss his book Bastard Countryside (Loose Joints). Friend’s large scale colour photographs describe a British landscape awash in its own cynicism. In many photographs the pastoral sublime is undercut with a brutish absurdism, where a spilling over of urban decay presents as a type of perverse glory, an unravelling of nature into a manicured, nightmarish chaos.

Robin Friend (b. 1983, Melbourne, Australia) received a BA from the University of Plymouth and an MA from the Royal College of Art. Bastard Countryside is his debut book.

Event Details:
Perimeter Books, 748 High Street, Thornbury
WHEN: Saturday March 23rd, 4-5pm, with launch to follow from 5-6pm

Seating strictly limited, and this is a ticketed event. Book via Eventbrite here.

Contact for any enquiries.

Image credit: Robin Friend, Shipwreck, Mayon Cliff, Bastard Countryside, 2009.