Two exhibitions + one giveaway

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It’s been a year since I finished 52 Suburbs Around the World – time to get cracking on a new project very soon methinks.

But as much as I’m keen for new, I’m still enjoying celebrating 52SATW.

On that, I have two things to share.

First up, if you happen to live anywhere near Dubbo, NSW, guess what? The entire 52 Suburbs ATW exhibition that was at the Museum of Sydney has travelled there – to the Western Plains Cultural Centre to be precise. All 100+ prints and the AV component too, until the end of this month.

And secondly, for those closer to Sydney, there’s a smaller version of the original exhibition on at KINOKUNIYA Bookshop, for the next two weeks.

Kinokuniya is opposite the QVB, in the Galeries, 500 George Street. Head up the escalator to Level 2 and you’ll see a world map drawn on the glass window outside the store – directly inside is the exhibition, in what they call the Wedge Gallery.

After printing around 15 of my favourites from the project (with the lovely Ben above) I got busy this week preparing the space. My gorgeous and talented artist bro, Guy, came along and drew the world map for me, which I then added to with city names …

 

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We hung a close-to life-size print of Coco and I (taken by Casandra Anguita Deep) to welcome people into the exhibition …

 

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Aside from the images some of you may be familiar with from the MoS exhibition, I added a few more, like the ‘love’ print on the right below …

 

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And I had considerable fun playing with cardboard and Posca pens …

 

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GIVEAWAY

To add to the fun, I’m giving away a signed copy of the book.

All you have to do is visit the exhibition and write down your favourite place in the world in the book provided – as well as stick an orange sticker on the world map and explain why you love that place. (So I know you’re a blog follower, just add the word ‘blog’ after your entry in the book.)

 

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Whoever leaves the most intriguing/weird/wonderful reason for loving a place will receive a copy of 52 Suburbs Around the World.

You’ve got until the close of the exhibition – 18th March – to make your mark.

 

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TALK

I’ll also be giving a talk at Kinokuniya next Thursday 13th March, 6.15pm – a good time to unofficially officially open the exhibition.

So, in summary:

- Exhibition – Dubbo, at Western Plains Cultural Centre – Until end of March

- Exhibition – Sydney, at Kinokuniya Books – Until 18th March

- Talk – Sydney, at Kinokuniya Books – 6.15pm, 13th March

 Oh, and Coco and I will be at Kinokuniya this weekend, around midday, if you happen to be swinging by.

to love

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I just got an email from a friend saying her brother bought one of my books for his partner for Valentine’s Day. What I love about it is that apparently the partner will be “shocked” because he never usually celebrates the day but that “your book looks so lovely” he knew she’d love it. 

My first thought was, what a top bloke (and yes – I want one like that!), quickly followed by, I wonder how many people want to mark the day but not necessarily with the traditional roses and whatever.

So, if you’re scratching your head, wondering what to do about tomorrow, I can organise a next day delivery (within the Sydney area) if you buy a book from the blog shop (just above) before 5pm Australian EST today – and sneak in a couple of my postcard sets to honour that wonderful thing called love, in all its guises. (Just choose the Parcel Post Standard Service option.)

Email me at 52suburbs@gmail.com with any (quick) questions.

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Some ‘reviews’ from those who’ve already got the book:

“Got it today. It is quite overwhelming. So thrilled it’s done, it’s even more wonderful than I expected. Congrats. You can be justly proud of a unique work.” John Swainston

“I got mine today and it’s simply stunning. What a wonderful adventure for you and Coco. So pleased it all worked out, too.” Emma Cooper

“Got mine yesterday and read it from cover to cover last night. Forgot dinner till about 11pm, when I finished. Love it to bits. Looking forward to reading it again over the weekend . . . and more adventures from Louise & Coco.” Peter J Rogers

“YEEEEES!!!! I just LOVE it and I want to hibernate and devour every photo and every word. You are incredible and can be SO proud of the exquisite quality and totally stunning finished product. Thank you, thank you, thank you! xxx:)” Sarah Hudson

“Hooray! It’s here! Now, the door is closed, the phone off and the “I’m busy” sign is out? It looks amazing!” Carolyn Cross

“My book arrived yesterday. It was well worth the wait! It is just MAGNIFICENT! I love everything about it, the photos, the colours, the story lines, it makes me want to go on an adventure. Thank you so so much for a beautiful work.” Joyce

“I have received your beautiful creation and i’m smiling broadly as i flick through, already reserving time this weekend to soak it up (and plan a mindful adventure!)
thank you for giving such a colourful, generous view of this world” Chris

“It’s beautiful! Was on my doorstep tonight. It made me smile and laugh and even shed a little tear, and I’ve really only read the intro and flicked through the photos. Congratulations to you and Coco. You should be thrilled!” Sherrill Nixon

And finally from Andy:

“Hi Louise, our book arrived this week, just in time for Valentines Day :) We love it, it is beautiful, thank you”

 

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