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July 2012 Blog Posts (21)

Codex Australia Launch

Come and join us for the launch of Codex Australia on Tuesday August 7th at 6pm in the Leigh Scott Room, Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne.

CODEX Australia Incorporated is a non-profit organisation dedicated to preserve and promote the handmade book as a work of art in the broadest possible context and to bring to public recognition the artists, the craftsmanship, the achievements, and the rich history of the civilisation of the book in Australia.



Added by Susan Millard on July 27, 2012 at 13:55 — 2 Comments

Confrontation (Polygraph part 2 - revisited)

Confrontation » by cordalth)

« Polygraph » is intended as a portrait of human relationships turning to the sour, hinting at the necessity of constant kindness and genuineness. The suite lasts about ten minutes and is composed of the following four sections : « Exposition, » «…


Added by Christopher Stewart on July 25, 2012 at 4:29 — No Comments

Introspection I (The Chrome Lake part 3)

(« Introspection » by Alberto Baumann)

« Introspection I » is the third part of « The Chrome Lake, » and its first section with vocals.

As implied by the title, the piece is about looking into oneself. More precisely, it speaks of having the courage to look at the…


Added by Christopher Stewart on July 24, 2012 at 23:26 — No Comments


Goldfish Pulling a Snail Cart » by James Pollock)

« Perseverance » is the fourth of the series of segues composed to join the tracks of…


Added by Christopher Stewart on July 22, 2012 at 23:28 — No Comments

On The Origin Of Flight

The flying » by Anchise Picchi)

i remember, once, i couldn't walk

sure, i could move by myself

but i couldn't walk

perhaps, i didn't feel the need to

possibly, i was happy crawling on hands and knees

yet, i could see

and from what i…


Added by Christopher Stewart on July 20, 2012 at 23:45 — No Comments

Architects Of Progress

Newton » by William Blake)

it was a path, a road, a way forward

it was not just any other day

yet, in a sense, it could have been

had it been the unusual sunshine

the melodies of the birds

or something in the air



Added by Christopher Stewart on July 20, 2012 at 0:00 — No Comments

Portrait : Everyday Was The Same

Glass of Beer and Playing Cards » by Juan Gris)

everyday was the same

but she wouldn't notice

oblivious to the game

that had become practice

well, many times she had

but she couldn't stand it

it always felt so bad

better to deny it

rising up as…


Added by Christopher Stewart on July 18, 2012 at 2:00 — No Comments

'Regeneration' exhibition -The Hanging Space, Woonona in Wollongong, NSW, Australia

Regeneration is an exhibition on at The Hanging Space Contemporary Art gallery managed by IAVA,  the Illawarra Association for the Visual Arts. I am exhibiting monotypes and artist books.The space is shared with Mary Wingrave who is exhibiting collographs and altered books. The exhibition ends on 28th July 2012. …


Added by judy bourke on July 18, 2012 at 2:00 — 1 Comment

Introversion & Intervention (The Chrome Lake parts 1 & 2)

introvert-study » by Robert___T)

« The Chrome Lake » is the core middle part of the « Entering The Stream » trilogy. Lasting a little over 12 minutes, the composition depicts an episode of intense soul-searching, and…


Added by Christopher Stewart on July 16, 2012 at 2:27 — No Comments


Detail of a poster for the International Hygiene Exhibition 1911 in Dresden » by Franz von Stuck)

« Understanding » is the third segue in the series that I have written…


Added by Christopher Stewart on July 15, 2012 at 1:26 — No Comments

Upward (The Idler part 3)

Effect of Butterfly » by Anastasiya Markovich)

The third part of « The Idler » is entitled « Upward. »

The idea behind the movement is quite simple : once the necessity of evolution has been recognized and accepted, there’s only one way…


Added by Christopher Stewart on July 13, 2012 at 15:20 — No Comments

Blanket Stitch


Added by Anneke De Clerck on July 12, 2012 at 8:59 — No Comments

Artist Publication Call for Entries

I'm curating a book show! Please feel free to share this with anyone who might be interested.

New publishing and printing technologies have given artists the means to make books, zines, newspapers, and other published materials inexpensively. This new wave of artist publications allows the realization of exciting new ideas. An exhibition of such artist books and publications will take place at…

Added by Lex Thompson on July 12, 2012 at 3:25 — No Comments

Flow (The Dam part 7)

Between the waves » by Ivan Aivazovsky)

The seventh chapter of « The Dam » is entitled « Flow » and presents the situation once the obstacle has been overcome, the dam has been levelled, and the test…


Added by Christopher Stewart on July 10, 2012 at 5:02 — No Comments

Sooner Or Later (revisited - with poetry)

Multiac Nylon » by poligraf)

« Sooner Or Later » does not comes from Poligraf's catalogue as such. Rather, it is a piece for solo guitar that I intend to publish on an album of about…


Added by Christopher Stewart on July 8, 2012 at 14:48 — No Comments

Immersion (The Dam part 5)

Underwater World » by Felipe Skroski)

In the storyline of « The Dam, » once the obstacle is recognized and the necessity of the conquest accepted, the protagonist must transform to become what they feel they must…


Added by Christopher Stewart on July 8, 2012 at 1:08 — No Comments


Lebenslauf » by Adi Holzer)

« Vigilance » is the second of a series of short segues that I have composed in order to combine already existing pieces into one larger, continuous whole.

Each of the segues highlights a…


Added by Christopher Stewart on July 6, 2012 at 16:50 — No Comments

Chronoscope (The Idler part 2)

Mainspring on a Sea-Gull ST16 movement » by Hustvedt)

« Chronoscope » is the second movement of « The Idler. » In the storyline of the suite, this section is a reflection on the passage of time that culminates when the protagonist realizes the repetitiveness of…


Added by Christopher Stewart on July 5, 2012 at 3:47 — No Comments

A brief update

'What are you up to?' Asked the box. Well, I am up to too many things and I can hardly cope with them all. I just finished a mixed media / installation piece for a Group Exhibition opening on Friday 6 July (you can read about it in my blog), I am translating a book, I am following an online course named 'An Embroiderer's Ledger' (techniques I absolutely mean to apply to my Artist's Books) and I run an Exhibition Hall during the…


Added by Ersi Marina Samara on July 4, 2012 at 23:30 — No Comments

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