Perimeter is supremely pleased to present the launch of Le Roy, the brilliant new magazine published by graphic designer Kelvin Soh and Auckland-based DDMMYY.
In this issue, a series of long-form essays, interviews and photo essays explore the idea of subjectivity and self-design – specifically through the themes of gender and sexuality. The inaugural issue features contributions by Georgia Hutchison and Arini Byng, Alex Vivian, Dan Arps and many more.
To celebrate its release across Australia via Perimeter Distribution, we're having a wee launch event at the store. Kelvin Soh and the DDMMYY team will be in attendance so do come along!
LAUNCH: Wednesday May 7 2014,
6pm–8pm Perimeter Books 748 High Street, Thornbury
Victoria, 3071, Australia
Paper Trail is hittin' the road! We're stoked to be participating in the first Sydney edition of Paper Trail - a gathering of small press publishers, stores, distributors and enthusiasts.
Perimeter will be showing alongside Smalltime Books, Heavy Time, Hard Workers Press, Gang Atelier, The Blackmail, Rainoff and more.
Easter Saturday April 19, 10am-4pm at Paramount House, 80 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills, Sydney.
Pop on down! All welcome!
CCP and Perimeter Books are joining forces. As of March 27, the CCP gallery store will transform into a trove of published matter curated by Melbourne bookstore, publishing house and distributor, Perimeter Books.
The store stocks a curated selection of local and international photography, small press and art publications from some of the world’s leading independent publishing houses and imprints including Mack (UK), Roma Publications (Netherlands), Post Editions (Netherlands), Spector Books (Germany), Hatje Cantz (Germany), Edition Patrick Frey (Switzerland), Kodoji Press(Switzerland), Libraryman (Sweden), Art Paper Editions (Belgium), Super Labo (Japan), The Ice Plant (USA) and local publishers such as M.33 and Perimeter Editions.
The new look shop works to both compliment and further deepen the CCP’s engagement with with contemporary photography in al its forms and modes of presentation and will become an active space for publishing-related activities.
Perimeter Books x Centre for Contemporary Photography
404 George Street, Fitzroy
We're incredibly proud to announce that the launch of Georgia Hutchison & Arini Byng's Moved Objects (Perimeter Editions) is finally upon us!
Melbourne Launch: 6pm-8pm, Wednesday Oct. 23 Mina-no-ie, 33 Peel Street, Collingwood
Sydney Launch: 6pm-8pm, Thursday Oct. 24 Ariel Books, 42 Oxford Street, Paddington
Moved Objects traces the collaborative practice of young Australian artists Georgia Hutchison and Arini Byng. Expanding on their investigations into material juxtaposition, sculptural choreography and the photographic still life, the works broach notions of form, materiality, architectural resonance, visual poetics and photographic image-making. Offset against a series of highly keyed backdrops, the works are both astute and playful in tenor. The ancient, organic, plasticised and perfunctory intermesh and intermingle to reveal a string of formal, evocative and sharply referential typologies – be they colluding fronds, architectural gestures or microscopic monuments to Ettore Sottsass and the Memphis Group. Happily suspended between sculpture and image, Hutchison and Byng’s works are in a constant state of considered and choreographed flux. Moved Objects features an essay by Melbourne artist and academic Lou Hubbard.
Perimeter is proud to announce the launch of Polly Borland's new publication YOU, published by Perimeter Editions.
YOU is a new book of photographs by Australian-born artist and photographer Polly Borland. Tracing two distinct, however interconnected bodies of work, the book is an intensely intimate meditation on various states of love, desire and identity. The initial inspiration for YOU arose when Borland relocated from London to Hollywood, with its promises of glamour and its plasticised brand of beauty. The impetus for the latter part of the series came after viewing Museum Victoria’s extensive collection of medical equipment, restraints, clothing and artefacts from Australian psychiatric institutions. YOU continues Borland’s exploration of the interface between anthropomorphic soft sculpture, the human form and the photographic image. In doing so, it puts Borland’s practice in an increasingly challenging, confronting and poignantly beautiful light. The book features a text by celebrated Australian artist Tony Clark.
NEW YORK LAUNCH September 18, 6-8pm PK Shop, Paul Kasmin Gallery 511 West 27 Street, New York
LOS ANGELES LAUNCH September 26, 6-8pm Hemingway & Pickett 3208 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Perimeter is thrilled to announce the launch of our second Perimeter Editions title, Everyday by Melbourne artist Emily Ferretti. The book traces Ferretti's recent painting practice and features a text by Laith McGregor. It's being launched in conjunction with the artist's new exhibition at Sophie Gannon Gallery in Richmond on Wednesday June 5, 6pm-8pm. Do come. We would love to see you.
Emily Ferretti has shown widely in artist run and commercial spaces throughout Australia. A selection of recent exhibitions include Paint Everyday, Sophie Gannon Gallery (Melbourne, 2013); Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong Art Gallery (Victoria, 2012); Paul Guest Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery (Victoria, 2012); Between Painted Places, Firstdraft (Sydney, 2012); Blue by hand, Sophie Gannon Gallery (Melbourne, 2011); Pot Plants and Landscapes, Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne, 2011); Slowness, Monash University Museum of Art (Melbourne, 2011); and Small Worlds, West Space (Melbourne, 2010). She has recently finished a two-year studio residency at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, and was a recipient of the 2010 Art Gallery of NSW Moya Dyring Memorial Art Award with a residency at the Cite des Arts Internationale, Paris. Her work is held in public and private collections throughout Australia and the UK.
Perimeter is thrilled to be part of Mina-no-ie Night Market - a night to immerse yourself within the Cecilia Fox greenery, browse Cibi's Japanese artisan products, Perimeter's art, design and architecture books, and enjoy Mina-no-ie's simple, life-affirming home cooking. All welcome!
Wednesday October 22, 5pm-9pm
33 Peel St, Collingwood
Perimeter Books is honoured to be showing at the 2014 New York Art Book Fair, presented by Printed Matter at MOMA PS1 from Friday September 26 until Sunday September 28. We're thrilled to be representing publications from Perimeter Editions, 3-Ply, Smalltime, Telephone, Composite Journal, Bloom, M.33, Higher Arc, Darren Knight Gallery, Emma Phillips, TV Moore, Ying Ang and Dom Forde, plus artwork by Josh Gurrie. Swing by and say hi if you're in NYC. Booth Z08.
Perimeter is pleased to be hosting the launch of Gold Coast, the major new book by Melbourne-based photographer Ying Ang. A project four years in the making, Gold Coast has been extensively exhibited internationally before accumulating into a publication.
LAUNCH: Wednesday September 10, 6pm-8pm
Perimeter Books 748 High Street, Thornbury
I was raised on the taste of lawnmower fumes in the air and the dark gleam of perpetually circling crows. It was within the tyranny of this Lynchian landscape, dominated by intolerance and unexpected violence, where I became a reluctant witness to more crimes than I knew the names of by the time I was old enough to leave. Words like rape, amphetamines, murder and extortion became a part of my vocabulary in a dialogue I was encouraged to keep only to myself. All of this set in a town that was built and marketed as a suburban utopia where the darkness was overlooked in favour of keeping the artificial paradise alive. "A sunny place for shady people" became a term that began circulating through the Australian media when referring to the ongoing melodramas of criminals that ended up settling on the Gold Coast. The city became known as a perfect strip of golden beach where one of ill-repute could reinvent themselves, where tales of execution style killings at the local mall were whispered behind pastel colored walls and porcelain veneered grins.
Once labelled as the tourist capital and now declared as the crime capital of Australia, this is a tale of a place that laid the flawed foundation of its character upon a mirage of tranquility. It is about the price of those swimming pools and sun drenched afternoons. It is about our perceptions of safety and danger within the architecture of our built environment. It is about real estate and the beautiful lie sold and bought here every day.
Perimeter is thrilled to be showing as part of the Melbourne Art Fair at the Royal Exhibition Building from Wednesday August 13 until Sunday August 17.
We're pleased to be showcasing and selling publications from MER. Paper Kunsthalle (Ghent), Spector Books (Leipzig), MACK (London), Onomatopee (Eindhoven), Roma Publications (Amsterdam), Edition Patrick Frey (Zurich), 3-Ply (Melbourne), Higher Arc (Melbourne), Perimeter Editions (Melbourne) and more.
We are also delighted to be showing a series of limited edition posters from young Tel Aviv photographer Dafy Hagai as a precursor to her new book for Perimeter Editions, to be published in early 2015.
Come and say hi at our MAF Project Room, stand A108, on the second floor!
Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.