The Coburg Plan

 

The Coburg Plan body of work was first shown in 2013 at  Tinning Street and included block-mounted 35mm photographs and a slide show of vernacular architecture and streetscapes in Coburg. The catalogue essay, by Ramon Lobato is here.

A video version of the slide show was featured on Blindside’s PLAY online exhibition in 2014 and in Quarter Acre, a group show curated by Adriane and Verity Hayward in 2015. This video was reviewed by Robert Nelson in the Sydney Morning Herald.

The whole body of images eventually expanded and found a home on instagram: @the_coburg_plan

Most recently, I compressed my archive of hundreds of images into a self-published book (funded in most part through a Pozible campaign). The book contains images, excerpts from dialogues on instagram and 7 essays and interviews commissioned by me, from diverse contributors including Timmah Ball, Maggie Scott, Emma McCrae, Tilde Joy, Kyle Weise, Eugenia Lim and Ugly Melbourne Houses. It was designed by Hope Lumsden-Barry and Ryley Lawson, with use of the Brunswick Grotesque font, donated by Dennis Grauel. The book was distributed by Manic, had two print runs, and is now out of print.

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