Innovators 3, Linden Gallery

Justy Phillips, James Newitt and Lucy Bleach are exhibiting Immense Views at Linden Gallery, Melbourne 14th November – 13th December 2009 as part of the Innovators 3 Program. The exhibition explores notions of homelands, identity and isolation in Australia. Drop by the gallery or take a look at images uploaded here after the opening.

Tasmania, the way life should be
Immense Views, Linden Gallery

Magnificent No.2 out in November

Look out for Magnificent number 2, available in all the usual places from mid-November 2009.

Firstdraft exhibition

Justy Phillips has an upcoming show at Sydney’s Firstdraft Gallery in July 2009. ‘Magnificent’ opens on Wednesday 22nd July and closes on Saturday 8th July. The exhibition will feature special edition copies of magnificent 01, video work ‘flinted arrows’ and Limited Edition works. Drop in if you’re in the area.

Magnificent 01 going fast

Just in case you haven’t subscribed to Magnificent yet…there are only 45 copies left, click here to complete the form and receive your copy in the post.

Magnificent review in Suite7

Read ‘Make it Magnificent’ in the AGDA Suite7 online journal by Brita Frost.

Magnificent distribution growing

Thank you to everyone who made it to the appropriately kooky birth of Magnificent aboard the Emma Lisa this week. Several distribution sites have now been confirmed. If you missed the launch and would rather pick up your copy in person, you can pluck one or two from the piles awaiting you at: The Tasmanian School of Art – Reception, Hobart; Raincheck Lounge –392 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart; CAST (very soon), Tasma Street, North Hobart; Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport; Design Centre, Launceston; King Island Cultural Centre, Currie; and Arts Tasmania, 146 Elizabeth Street, Hobart.



Magnificent 01 launch

Justy Phillips launches Magnificent during Design Island 2009. Saturday 09 May, 5.30pm – 7pm, Emma Lisa ferry, Captain Fell’s Historic Ferries, Franklin Wharf, Hobart. All welcome.Magnificent is launched as an experimental publishing platform. Published four-monthly in Tasmania, this modern day novella presents an opportunity to reconsider contemporary social issues in Australia.

Magnificent questions our relationship to people, identity and place by connecting extraordinary actions and everyday lives. Based on a celebration of the local, each edition of Magnificent is FREE. With a screwed up identity – part magazine, part documentary, part novel, Magnificent presents a unique twist on the nineteenth-century novella – short tales of country life brought to, and orated in the city. True to historical form, each edition will turn around a single incident or significant issue. Magnificent Issue 1: ‘Your weight I carry like a salty rock’ responds to a number of extended visits to King Island, including in 2008, an Arts Tasmania Residency at the King Island Cultural Centre. Through observation and narrative, Magnificent aims to reveal the missing links, raw undercurrents and subtle connections that exist beneath the surface of everyday life in Tasmania.

If you’re in Hobart on Saturday 9th May, 5.30pm – 7pm – come along to the launch. You can subscribe on the spot (for free!) and have a beer with us.




forty degrees of separation

Justy Phillips and James Newitt installed their collaborative video work titled forty degrees of separation at the King Island CWA Hall on Saturday 02 May. This work was conceived and developed during their 2008 residency at the King Island Cultural Centre in 2008. The artists worked closely with a number of older King Island residents exploring significant moments of change in their lives. A shorter version of the work will be published on the site soon.