Special Edition Preorder: Rohan Hutchinson – An error has occurred (Perimeter Editions 032)



An error has occurred is the major new book project by Melbourne-based photographer Rohan Hutchinson. The publication is based around a core series of large-format photographs that Hutchinson took during an expedition to the Arctic in early 2017. The focus of the expedition was to record and document the beauty, immensity and diversity of the Arctic landscape in this particular moment. Upon returning to Australia, Hutchinson set about reinterpreting and expanding the scope of the resulting photographs in a bid to respond to the impact of climate change on the Arctic region and address our responsibilities not just Australians, but as global citizens.

The final works comprise of two components. The first is a series of large-format photographs that capture the beauty, enormity, tonality and specificity of the winter landscape. The second is a series of physical and chemical reworkings of these photographic prints. Executed in Australia, this series saw Hutchinson re-sensitise the original C-type photographs with photographic emulsion liquid and expose them to the harsh Australian sun. Pared with their originals, the works reveal a ravaged, blackened Arctic landscape. The works act as both a poignant allegory for the global resonance of our actions and as a précis on the limits and potentials of the photographic medium, taking Hutchinson’s research-based practice to new creative terrains in the process.

An error has occurred – which follows Hutchinson’s previous artist books A Brief Stroll Whilst Inspecting Architecture (2014), Elemental (2016) and The City in Itself (2017) – will be a significant publication featuring more than 20 images and an essay by writer, editor and publisher Dan Rule. It will designed by celebrated London studio Daly & Lyon and published by internationally renowned Melbourne-based imprint Perimeter Editions. The book will be launched at the NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair in March 2018, with further subsequent launches at Offprint London, Tokyo Art Book Fair and New York Art Book Fair. The book will be distributed by Perimeter Distribution (Australia/New Zealand) and Idea Books (Europe, North America, Asia).

Special Edition Pre-Order

Perimeter Editions and the artist are producing a special edition of 25 copies amongst a wider print run of 700 copies of the book. The special edition will be signed and numbered by the artist and include signed and editioned C-type prints, that consist of both components of a key work that appears in the An error has occurred book. The special editions are available for pre-order in direct support of the raw printing costs of the project (approx. AU $10,000).


$195 (including GST)
Arctic Study #7
Two C-type prints; print dimensions 27.5cm x 21.5cm
Edition of 25.

For all enquiries, please contact Dan Rule of Perimeter.
+61 427 421 890

Image Credits:
- Special Edition work
Arctic Study #7, 2017
Two C-type prints; print dimensions 27.5cm x 21.5cm
Edition of 25.

- Book Cover Draft

- Book Layout Drafts (Various)