The Null Device

Between the Spires

The Between The Spires art opening went quite well. There were some 63 works by 37 artists, presented in a large and quite pleasant gallery. detail of Bruce McLaverty's _Social Junky_ Most of the works were pictures (photographs, prints, paintings, etchings, Photoshop work, &c), though there were a few mixed-media sculptures (notably Bruce McLaverty's glasses full of drugs, cigarette butts, silk ties and Italian banknotes), and one neon sign reading "HISTORICALLY INSIGNIFICANT LOCATION" (or something to that effect); nobody submitted any video installations or iMacs running Flash animations or anything like that. Though one work did include a tower of matches, which was demolished by an enthusiastic toddler an hour into the exhibition.

people in the gallery The works were all Fitzroy-related, though the connection was somewhat tenuous in some cases; though there were quite a few photographs, streetscapes and renderings of landmarks, not to mention one embroidered street map, and a piece titled "www.urbanjoke,cheese grater,young st.", which seemed to be about a controversial luxury apartment building plan opposed by residents.

people in gallery, the guy in blue is looking at my works. My two pieces (which were the only ones of the Punters Club in the entire show) were on the wall in the corner; they attracted some attention, and a few compliments (some even from people I didn't know personally). (I didn't win any of the prizes, in case you're wondering.) Incidentally, when asked if I wanted to sell them, I put them up for $50 each. Whether anybody actually decides to part with $50 for one of them is an entirely different question.

All in all, it was a good event; I'm now even more tempted to print out more of my digital images and have an exhibition somewhere; probably late this year or early next.

There are 4 comments on "Between the Spires":

Posted by: cos Tue Oct 1 23:21:08 2002

They weren't matches, I think it was All-Bran.

But yeah. onya !

Posted by: Ben http:// Wed Oct 2 03:04:51 2002

Wierd. That looks like a shot of the back of my evil twin's head in the third picture. If you want to have a display, there are heaps of galleries round here who seem willing to display absolutly anything.

Posted by: acb Wed Oct 2 15:16:28 2002

Glad to know you have faith in my talent and the quality of my work.

Posted by: Ben http:// Thu Oct 3 16:11:19 2002

Faith and a big club go hand in hand, grasshopper.