|The Marker book comes with an ingenious spine that allows it to open flat|
Of course, 'X' is not just a marker of place but a marker of time too. 'X' is a symbol for 10 and that's what we're celebrating with the relaunch of the refurbished gallery spaces at the Hawthorn Art Centre. These artworks have made their way into the permanent public collection of the City of Boroondara over the course of the last 10 years. What better way to mark an occasion than in this way.
Leading off the information in the book are two wonderful essays by the curatorial team - Senior Curator Mardi Nowak discusses the nature of the show, and of collecting and curating in a public gallery context; and Marion Piper discusses the push and pull of global influence on the local in her essay, 'Art as my neighbour'. There's commentaries from David Walsh of MONA, Tony Ellwood of the NGV, Glenn Barkley of the MCA and Cherie McNair of the TATE as well.
So if you're looking for that little bit of 'X' factor (how far can we milk this 'X' related punnage..?) for your library, or want to make sure you can revisit the works of the exhibition well after the art has come out of the galleries, the Marker book might be just the ticket. Feel free to look through the gallery copy in the exhibition spaces and then pick up your own copy from The Emporium. It's only $35 and goes to help support the running of the gallery and the continued strengthening of this exciting cultural asset, the Town Hall Gallery Collection.