In Praise of Galleries and their Shops

IN PRAISE OF ART GALLERIES AND THEIR SHOPS. … It’s more accurate to say that I’m issuing a piece of music merchandise rather than ‘publishing’ my Sydney Opera House book. After the exquisitely architectural hardcover limited edition it’s moving into a handsome but modest paperback edition. And though it will still have many Reg Mombassa … Continue reading In Praise of Galleries and their Shops

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Sydney Modern, Art Gallery of NSW

MAKING CONNECTIONS…Given the 7 year time frame of my book on the Sydney Opera House evolving as a living thing, starting in 2011, I’m able to follow entire chains of connections … from the Ship Song video that opened up the Sydney Opera House to the world via the video directed by Paul Goldman, to … Continue reading Sydney Modern, Art Gallery of NSW

Brilliant Sydney Opera House Images in my Book

VISUALISING THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE IN MY BOOK THROUGH REG MOMBASSA’S DRAWINGS … The Sydney Opera House is drowning in visual documentation. There’s the Opera House project, a dense documentary online on its website. There are seeming mountains of coffee table books with moody, arty dramatic photography. And a gazillion tourist photographs. During the research … Continue reading Brilliant Sydney Opera House Images in my Book

The Sydney Opera House is a Living Thing

What’s different about my book is that it considers how the Sydney Opera House is brought to life. As the economics of publishing has pushed architecture books towards the profession, with the life, the “program” outside their scope, I describe performances and food culture that could only happen at the Opera House. The resident Australian … Continue reading The Sydney Opera House is a Living Thing

Truly rare Reg Mombassa Fanzine

HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE & TRULY RARE REG MOMBASSA FANZINE. This very limited edition of my Sydney Opera House book (editionsballard.etsy.com) contains a whole section that will never be repeated, a unique appreciation of the art & music of Reg Mombassa intertwined. The next edition will be an altogether more ordinary thing. No concrete-seeming hard covers, no … Continue reading Truly rare Reg Mombassa Fanzine