Wet River Dry Lake

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Poster produced for the Australian National University Environment Studio. Rachel took the photography and Paul layed out the design. The exhibition was installed in a old paddle steamer and traveled up the Murray River.


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Working with independent theatre producer Jennifer Proctor, we produced all of the marketing and promotional materials for the 2006 production ‘Aperture’. We also designed and built the set and directed and produced all the media used in the show. For those interested, the technical setup for in the theatre was as follows: 3 x data projectors (2 front & 1 rear), 2 x 35mm slide projectors, 2 x Trinitron televsions, 1 x wireless CCT camera mounted within a Canon Super 8 Camera - all of which was controlled via MAX MSP Jitter, 2 x DV cameras and great foot speed. The show ran for 5 nights at Canberra’s (Australia) Street Theatre.

The Present History

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In November 2006 we launched a fine arts publication entitled ‘The Present History’. Here is a quick spiel: “The Present History was produced in Canberra, Australia by The Contextual Villains and contains the combined work of over 25 visual, sound and text based artists. This 700 copy limited edition release is hand numbered and signed by The Contextual Villains.”

The Present History recently won the Desktop Magazine Create Award in the category of Best Design for Creative Print Media. It has been featured in magazines such as Desktop, Oyster, Wooden Toy and appeared on the following websites FFFFound, BD4D, Coudal Partners, Australian Infront, Dexinger, The Artlife, Sarsparilla and many more…

Inaugural Australian Poster Annual

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Our entry was a finalist in the first annual National Design Centre poster annual:

“The 1st Australian Poster Annual calls for Australian designers and artists to respond to the idea captured in Australia’s national anthem - Our land abounds in nature’s gifts; of beauty rich and rare.”


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In 2005 Rachel and Paul together with Julian Laffan secured a vacant window space in Canberra CBD to house a string of art exhibitions.  Below are a few pages from the catalogue we produced as permanent documentation of the events.  And far below is the original invitation.

Dust (new media showcase event)

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Dust was an annual event held by the Centre for New Media Arts to showcase the work of graduating students. It is held at the National Museum of Australia.