Waiting Under Southern Skies: Colin Abbott: Signed Book + Signed Print
**LIMITED TIME ONLY: SIGNED Book + signed Print**
Signed Type-C print 170mm x 240mm Signed by the photographer.
Book Size: 195 mm wide × 261 mm deep
Pages: 64 pages
Binding: Hard Cover with dustjacket
Publication date: 2019
Waiting Under Southern Skies is a selection of evocative, and previously unpublished, images from Colin Abbott’s personal archive of over 50 years documenting Australian life, as it presented to him. It is an intimate narrative of people and places during a period of immense social change in Australia.
Born 1951, Adelaide, South Australia. Lives and works Melbourne, Victoria.
Colin Abbott attributes seeing and not-seeing as integral to photography as being and not-being are to Zen. An avid documenter of everyday life on the street, Abbott has carved out an enviable career in longitudinal photography projects, alongside a business career. Since taking up the camera in the early 1970s, Abbott progressed his photography skills, studying at the Prahran College of Advanced Education. He has had several exhibitions since 2009 including Enigma with Photonet Gallery, Melbourne, Out There at Manning Clark House, Canberra, 2013 and a photo exhibition celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Prahran Market, 2014. More recently he has worked with Michael Silver for Magnet Galleries for two exhibitions 70’s Melbourne and 80’s Melbourne, 2017-2018.
Text by Dr Doug Spowart
Narratives Retold: Through the Photographic Archive.
Doug Spowart is a cross-disciplinary visual artist encompassing photobooks, artists’ books and digital media. He has completed PhD studies in the area of self-publishing, and is a reviewer and judge of photobook awards. In 2017 he presented a paper on Australian and New Zealand photobooks at the Vienna Photobook Festival. He also received a Research Fellowship in artists’ books at the State Library of Queensland. His research and reviews have been published in national and international journals and his artist books are held in libraries of rare books and manuscript collections.
Triple T&G Photobook Launch:
Steven Nestor, Colin Abbott, Brad Rimmer.
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Photography of Ireland The Printworks, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 Launch 5pm Fri 5 July
Australian customers: 10% GST will be added during checkout.