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Discontent / Ampersand Duck
Bib ID 6296766
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Ampersand Duck, artist
 
Description [Canberra, A.C.T.] : Ampersand Duck, 2012 
1 broadside ; 35 x 35 cm 
Summary

Letterpress broadside on Fabriano Tiepolo 290gsm paper, printed in a diamond format for a group exhibition broadly celebrating the Transit of Venus (when the planet Venus crosses the sun) on 6th June 2012. Surrounding the poem are embossed the words west, east and north, omitting the word south at the bottom to suggest the motivation of James Cook and the Endeavour "to go south. What makes humans want to push away from where they are safe and relatively happy? Why do we want to push others out of their comfort zones?"--Ampersand Duck, her website, Discontent (2012).

Notes

Caption title.

Limited edition of 20 copies.

"There comes a time / when the familiar / becomes unbearable / has been shared too often / and there is an / overwhelming urge / to set forth / to seek / the unknown / to create / new / (dis)content".

Library's copy is no. 12/20.

Awards Awarded second prize, Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award, 2012. 
Subjects Letterpress printing -- Australia -- Specimens.  |  Broadsides -- Australian Capital Territory -- Canberra -- Specimens.  |  Prints, Australian -- Australia.  |  Australian
Exhibited The Transit of Venus, Photospace Gallery, Australian National University, 2-16 June 2012.  Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award, 22 September 2012 - 08 November 2012. 

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