The Strand

Brown, Gordon James (2005) The Strand. [Show/Exhibition] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This is a collaborative project (2005) bringing together the creative visions of the artists: Prof. Kim, Song Yeol from Pai-Chai University, Dae Jeon, South Korea and Dr. Gordon James Brown from James Cook University, Townsville, Australia.

The project is the creation of an artists' book, "The Strand", featuring twenty-nine hand-printed original etchings taken from lino blocks in a limited edition of six hand-bound books. Each page of the book shows the collaboration of the two artists in portraying cultural differences and congruence regarding their perception of the Strand—a road and walkway leading around the shoreline of Townsville.

Each book is bound in cloth by the master book binders, F. & R. Pohlmann. The etchings are printed on BFK Reeves Crème paper with ten single pages, two gate-fold pages, a title page and a colophon page. Size dimensions for The Strand is 37 x 40.5 cm.

Research Statement

Research Background The Strand is a collaborative project (2005) bringing together the creative visions of the artists: Prof. Kim, Song Yeol from Pai-Chai University, Dae Jeon, South Korea and Dr. Gordon James Brown from James Cook University. The project is the creation of an artists’ book, The Strand, featuring twenty-nine hand-printed original etchings taken from lino blocks in a limited edition of six hand-bound books. Each page of the book shows the collaboration of the two artists in portraying cultural differences and congruence regarding their perception of the Strand—a road and walkway leading around the shoreline of Townsville. Each book is bound in cloth by the master book binders, F. & R. Pohlmann. The etchings are printed on BFK Reeves Crème paper with ten single pages, two gate-fold pages, a title page and a colophon page. Size dimensions for The Strand is 37 x 40.5 cm. The Strand was exhibited on public display in Perc Tucker Regional Gallery (Townsville), Flinders Gallery (Townsville), Vincent Gallery (Townsville) and the Pai-Chai University Gallery (Dae Jeon).
Research Contribution The exhibition of the book showcases the contrasting outlooks of two artists working from very different cultural backgrounds. From a broader perspective, the exhibition provides focus for discussions about relationships in the Visual Arts between Korea and Australia.
Research Significance The juxtaposition of imagery to illustrate cultural perceptions when looking at the same subject is a useful conceptual platform from which to base discussions. The approach used in this project has led to students at the School of Creative Arts at JCU adopting this approach as a way of addressing cultural issues. The outcome of this project has also paved the way for a peer reviewed article (Reconstituting fragments: a dialogue between a contemporary North Queensland landscape artist and some early European etchings) focused on comparison between a North Queensland artist’s view of landscape compared to the perceptions and conventions of some early European artists.
Item ID: 385
Show/Exhibition: The Strand
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
14 - 27 June 2005
Keywords: The Strand, Townsville, etchings
Media of Output: hand-printed original etchings
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Date Deposited: 14 May 2007
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl Sculpture and Painting) @ 100%
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