Art in Time: a new book from Phaidon

Phaidon’s upcoming release, Art in Time, represents artists and their work in relation to the times that inspired them—around the world and across the centuries. Not an easy task by any means. 

The book begins with the most recent artistic developments of the 21st century and works backwards in time through some of art’s most interesting periods. It orientates these alongside historical events, providing social and political contexts for each movement.

You can find out more about the book and preorder now over here.

Obsessive, Compulsive, Self Publish: Desktop Magazine

This month's issue of Desktop Magazine focuses on self publishing. In this issue 30 pages were handed over to designers and publishers to do with them as they pleased. They were then risograph printed by Dawn Press in Melbourne.

We at The Meander were lucky enough to be asked to contribute a spread to the issue.

You can subscribe to get your copy here.

Photography: Fraser Stanley
Design: Julian Hutton

Catherine Evans: Standing Stone

We're excited to be featuring an interview with artist Catherine Evans in our upcoming issue of The Meander.

There are still a few days left to catch her current exhibition in Melbourne:

Standing Stone
Until 17 May
BLINDSIDE, Level 7, Room 14, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 6pm

"Using a biro and ruler, moles and freckles were connected with diagrammatic lines, just as planets, stars and dark nebula are drawn to one another in astronomical illustrations. In the exhibition, this exact configuration of blemishes is re-presented using volcanic rocks in a sculptural installation." 

– excerpt from the exhibition text by Laura Skerlj

Dissect Journal issue #01 launch

This Sunday (27/04/14) is the Brisbane Launch of Dissect Journal, a contemporary art publication based in Melbourne. The first issue focuses on the way contemporary art can interact with the urban landscape and the concept of public space.


"Dissect Journal presents feature-length essays, shorter reviews and artist pages from both emerging and established contributors. Through this variety of material, we seek to reflect the manifold interconnections between contemporary art and the world."

Join us for the launch at Künstler in Winn Lane, Fortitude Valley.

Künstler Magazines and Books
5M Winn Lane
Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Sunday 27 April
4pm – 7pm

Image: John Divola, Vandalism series, 1973–75
Reproduced courtesy of the artist

A Dot on a Line: group show

A Dot on a Line is a one-night group show curated by Henry Andersen and Callum Ross. Presented as part of the Queensland Festival of Photography, the exhibition is on this Friday, 18 April at Metro Arts in Brisbane.

The show features six young, predominantly Brisbane-based artists responding to photographic concerns through various media, including sculpture, text, installation and video.

Artists: Dan McCabe, Emma Leslie, Callum Ross, Henry Andersen, Dave Chatfield and Felix Merry
Date: Friday 18 April 2014
Show: 6pm—9pm 
After-party: 9pm—late (featuring DJ Charles Murdoch)
Venue: 4th Floor Metro Arts, 109 Edward st, Brisbane

"The focus of A Dot on a Line is the 'unfixed image'. Rather than regarding a photograph as something singular and detached from time, the exhibition instead draws attention to its processual elements: what happens before the image becomes fixed? How can an image disrupt time and how can it be disrupted? How can context shift the shape and function of an image? The exhibition attempts to emphasise the fluidity of an image — the empty intervals of a line between the discrete moments of a dot."


Hannah Bertram: solo show

If you're in Melbourne this week, you can pop in and see Hannah Bertram's solo exhibition of new works. 

Hannah Bertram: Emerging From and Disappearing Towards Dust
Wednesday 2 – Friday 4 April 2014
VCA School of Art Student Gallery
Opening night drinks on Thursday 3 April afterwards at La Chinesca

Hannah creates delicate, complex artworks using dust, ash and detritus. We chatted to her last year for issue 06 of The Meander.

Read our interview with Hannah Bertram