December 11

POPULAR PRINT

As the last shows of the year continue to roll on the paparazzi are getting very tired not to forget extremely hungover. Shows by Alison Alder Clem Baker Finch and U.K Frederick, however, drew a large crowd to CCAS on Friday night. All three exhibitions employ print media to focus on other popular media such as vinyl records and magazines in ways that explore their continuing potency as objects in a world of  constantly changing media.  A very stylish exhibition all up and as David Broker said in his speech ” a testimony to the continuing strength of print media in the ACT”. Since Megalo Print Studio is behind these class acts it was also timely to mention the on going mistreatment of one of Canberra’s finest cultural institutions as various wings of government give them the Fitters Workshop at Kingston while others supported by the Opposition and the Greens take it ways. The opening of these exhibitions was an excellent opportunity to put Megalo first and celebrate its achievements through great new art. This was followed by a book launch of Robyn Backen’s Backspace covering her 20 year practice so far. A beautiful little book that is available from the CCAS bookshop. Shows by Alison, Clem and U.K until 18 December and then reopening 17 January until 11 February.

Sophie and U.K Frederick

visiting from Canada Etienne and Alison EGOtrip Productions

Paul, Michelle and the kid

Megan and Ingeborg

Mary, Simon and Anni