Jon Campbell (artist), Bronwyn Johnson (publisher) and Aaron Beehre (designer) will discuss the origins and presentation of No Planet B, an artist’s book of 15 risograph prints responding to the black summer bushfires, the Covid-19 pandemic and the climate emergency unfolding before us. Points of discussion include, the projects history, friendship, process, climate change, production, and collaboration. The talk will conclude with a musical performance from Jon and Aaron.
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Aaron Beehre Speaker / Performer
Aaron is a graphic designer residing in Otautahi Christchurch New Zealand. Along with colleague Luke Wood he founded the Ilam Press, a small-run publishing project based at the University of Canterbury. He has been fortunate to work with great artists, writers and publishers over the last twenty years and has received numerous awards including a Gold Pin at the New Zealand Best Awards and a Best in Show at the MAPDA’s.
Jon Campbell Speaker / Performer
Jon is a Naarm Melbourne based artist. He has been a constant fixture on the Australian art scene since the mid-1980’s. Current exhibitions include, Melbourne Now, NGVA (2023), Just Not Australian, Museum of Sydney (2023) and Australiana: Designing a Nation, Bendigo Art Gallery (2023). Awards include, Western Roads Upgrade Commission (2021), Monash University Studio Residency, Prato, Italy (2019), Greene Street Studio Residency NY, Australia Council (2015), The Basil Sellers Art Prize (2012). His work is held in numerous public and private collections including, National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Bronwyn Johnson Speaker
Bronwyn is an arts producer and curator based in Naarm Melbourne. She has an extensive background in the arts having worked in various creative and executive roles for over three decades. She has produced festivals and curated exhibitions that explore the intersection of art and environment and is the co-founder and Director of Kaleidoscope Editions – a company that commissions artists and printmakers to create limited edition original prints. Bronwyn has co-edited two books on the subject of art and climate change, has held numerous board positions and is the former President of Arts Project Australia, a supported studio for artists with intellectual disabilities based in Northcote and at Collingwood Yards.