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Ross Coulter, Audience: Book Launch
Wed. 26 April 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm AEST
ACCA is delighted to present the launch of Ross Coulter’s Audience, a photographic project by Ross Coulter that took place in ninety-four gallery spaces in Melbourne between 2013 and 2016. Members of the local art community were invited to attend a photo-shoot and were instructed to imagine viewing a performance art event. Drawing on the visual language of 1970s performance art documentation, the work constructs a photographic archive of audiences at that time.
Audience has been produced as an exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria (17 March – 16 July 2017) and as a limited edition, two-volume book, to be launched at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art on Wednesday 26 April 2017.
Presenting a community of artists, colleagues and friends associated with Melbourne’s contemporary art community at a specific moment in time, the publication depicts 850 participants and 94 gallery spaces in a special two-volume set, which includes 445 images across the two volumes.
Ross Coulter will present a final performance on the occasion of the launch, and accompanying book signing.
Ross Coulter, Audience, self-published, Melbourne, 2017
Designer: Joseph Johnson. Vol.1: 320 pages and foldout; Vol.2: 328 pages and foldout. Print run: 500, with 25 including a limited edition, numbered print. Hard back, cloth cover stamped with black foils on the front, back and spine. Printed on 157gsm Snow Eagle Matt Art Paper, with sewn sections. Print production: Imago Australia.
Image: Ross Coulter, Audience 2013–16 (detail), silver gelatin prints, 20.0 x 25.0 cm, courtesy the artist