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The 2019 Jessie Deane Calendar makes a perfect gift for those who hold dear Melbourne's western suburbs. All images are photographed from the original artworks of the award winning artist Jessie Deane.
The artwork pays homage to Melbourne's west. It is a collection of needlepoint artworks inspired by, and of, the suburbs of Melbourne's west. The work highlights the beauty in the banality of these fading social landscapes. A documentation of a changing landscape.
Deane takes the mundane flatness of the subjects and breathes new life into these gems in the most surprising of ways. Deane's work evokes feelings of a memory and connection, both through the medium and the imagery which reminds people to look more closely at the landscape in which they live.
Westography by Warren Kirk is photographic book that documents images of a vanishing suburbia. Helen Garner eloquently provides a introduction to this amazing documentation of the western suburbs of Melbourne. This book however transcends postcodes. It could be anywhere. It is a snapshot in time. An important historical documentation of Australia's suburban fringes.
"Warren Kirk is drawn to forgotten things, to the old, the neglected, the left behind. He loves a bricked-up corner shop, a crumbling factory whose function is no longer evident, a locked weatherboard cottage so decrepit that it is holding itself above the abyss of collapse." Helen Garner. Westography, images of a forgotten Suburbia
Warren Kirk held his first solo exhibition here at Post Industrial Design in 2012 Documenting his beloved western suburbs Warren Kirk finds beauty in the ordinary. Many of the images that were in the exhibition are now in this beautifully bound hard cover book.
For many living in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne including Footscray, West Footscray, Seddon, Yarraville, Altona and beyond, this is a must have book. Many faces and buildings will be familiar. The gentrification of our suburbs sadly mean these places and people are quickly disappearing.
Westography Images of a vanishing suburbia is a softcover book will 160 pages of full color images. A perfect gift for yourself or a friend.