60 coloured and black and white images of Bennett’s paintings and drawings are paired with a selection of small works on paper and reproduced sketchbooks, which disclose an intimate and often humourous conversation between the artist and his craft.
A novel inspired by the letters and life of Elizabeth Gould (1804-1841) whose papers were found, symbolically, between the notes of her husband John Gould revealing her under-acknowledged work for the ornithologist and author of the popular book The Birds of Australia.
Tim Burns’ earthwork for the 1973 Mildura Sculpture Triennial was comprised of red dirt, make-shift landmines and a ‘Danger’ sign. Before ‘Minefield’ opened a stone was lobbed over the field triggering a plume of smoke and fire.
The large, hardcover book assembles colourful images on stark white pages revealing a comprehensive collection of works that showcase Drendel’s distinct painting style over three decades of his career.