Baa by Bryan Illsley and Christopher Reid
Produced by Alida Sayer
21 June to 31 July 2012
The longstanding friendship of artist Bryan Illsley and poet Christopher Reid has given rise to a number of limited edition artist’s books. Baa is the most recent, combining Reid’s poem of the same name, a re-imagining of the nursery rhyme Baa Baa Black Sheep, and prints of small paintings made by Illsley in response. The book has been produced by Tatjana Marsden.
As with many of Illsley and Reid’s creative collaborations, Baa was initially made as a gift for friends and supporters. But on this occasion visual designer and artist Alida Sayer has intervened, with the intention of creating a dialogue between their little-known joint activity and a wider gallery audience. With the consent of artist and poet she has translated their work from the condition of intimate study to a transporting immersive experience, where visitors are invited to enter a wondrous environment of still and changing images and text. The original artefact sits at its centre.
Marsden Woo Project Space is curated by Tessa Peters
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|Composite image by Alida Sayer using excerpts from the original book Baa|
by Bryan Illsley and Christopher Reid, produced by Tatjana Marsden (2012)