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Big Fag “O” Day

 

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A Big FAG O-Day
Happy 10th Birthday Big Fag!
Saturday 7th June, 3pm onwards

WHERE?
Big Fag Press
Archway 4, Jubilee Park Oval
Annandale/ Glebe NSW
(under the Jubilee Park light rail stop)

WE’RE HAVING AN OPEN DAY!
The Big Fag is celebrating its 10th Birthday and our official house warming!

We’ve constructed a temporary gallery space to show some of our best print work to date featuring work by Justin Shoulder, Mirra Whale, Fiona McDonald, Pat Grant, John Demos, Keg de Souza, Ian Milliss and more!

With a sausage sizzle, some sweet tunes, drinks, cake, streamers and fairy floss, we expect to draw a happy crowd!

Throughout the long weekend, our ad-hoc gallery will also be open from 10-4pm, Sunday-Monday June 8-9. We’re also taking this opportunity to launch our brand new program of workshops and activities.

So there will be ‘something for everyone’. Did somebody say fairy floss?

 

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All of this will unfold in our new space offered by the City of Sydney located in the Glebe Viaducts: “Opening onto the picturesque foreshore park at the end of Glebe Point Road, the heritage-listed viaducts measure 85 square metres each.” Four tonnes of thanks to the City of Sydney for providing this picturesque space as part of its Accommodation Grant SchemeThis project is also assisted by a grant from Arts NSW, an agency of the New South Wales Government and supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian State and Territory Governments. The program is administered by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).

Green Bans Artist Book on Show

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Last year we worked with Fiona MacDonald to produce a gorgeous set of offset lithographic prints exploring the history of the Green Bans in Sydney.

Fiona has adapted some of these prints into a very limited edition artists book, which is on show right now at Grahame Galleries + Editions.

The book is called “Practical Democracy: A Jazz Send-Off”.
The exhibition is called “lessons in history vol. ii – democracy 2″

Details:
27 October – 15 December 2012
grahame galleries + editions
1 Fernberg Road
Milton, Brisbane, Qld. Australia 4064
www.grahamegalleries.com/

About the work:

Concertina format made from cut down sections of print proofs made at the Big Fag Press, Woolloomooloo, about the Green Bans of the early 1970s as part of a 40th anniversary project. The proofs had used both sides of the paper as the edition was prepared and this seemed like a perfect opportunity to turn the two sides proofs into a book. Box board covers, concertina pages printed offset on Dutch etching paper. Text Geotype. 30.0 x 21.0 cm. Edition of 2.



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