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Currently working with audio/visual/performance technical expert Simon Wise to create a 4.5 m x 4.5 m grid of spatial sound. Cusp is an indoor spatial sound piece as part of The Sixth Shore project.

Explanation for the formation of beach cusps remains inconclusive and may involve the formation of standing edge waves or alternatively can be understood as a paradigm of self organisation, where positive feedback between the morphology of the beach and the flow of the water, create slight height differences that reinforce themselves.

Beach cusps are self organising once they form and continue until wave energy conditions change. They can be seen as analogies for how we can re-evaluate and reset our environmental and cultural priorities.

cusp (The Sixth Shore)

In this gallery-based work, sound moves through different speakers in a sequence similar to the way waves come up a beach before washing back out into the sea. It will be exhibited in Adaptation (6 May to 10 June at INQB8).

INQB8.mandurah Centre for Contemporary Art
63 Ormsby Terrace
Mandurah, Western Australia

Exhibition opening and talks: 4:30 to 7:00 pm Sunday 6 May
Open on the Stretch Festival weekend 5 and 6 May (12.00 noon to 4.00 pm) and then
Wednesday to Sunday 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm  Thursday 12.00 noon to 6.00pm.

With thanks to Simon Wise and Michelle Outram for loan of some vital equipment!



Birdlife Launch

Lethologica Press warmly invite you to celebrate the launch of the book birdlife.

To be launched by Gregory Pryor, artist

2pm, Saturday 22nd October
Clancy’s Fish Pub, 51 Cantonment Street Fremantle

‘Both a playful lament for our lack of feathers, and an elegant celebration of common airs ‘ – Gregory Day, author of The Grand Hotel

Combining poetry, writing and contemporary visual artwork, birdlife provides evocative and diverse interpretations of the avian world.

Including poetry by Nandi Chinna, Michael Farrell and Graeme Miles, prose by Nyanda Smith, and visual artwork by Perdita Phillips.

Please rsvp by 16th October to teapot@lethologicapress.org

birdlife is published by small independent publisher Lethologica Press, intent on publishing intriguing combinations of art and text. Look out for further projects including an exhibition at the Perth Centre for Photography in November 2011, www.lethologicapress.org

Lethologica Press gratefully acknowledges support for this project by the State Government of Western Australia, through the Department of Culture and the Arts.

See further details of the book here http://www.lethologicapress.org/teapot/?page_id=985 or event here http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=142361095861941


plummeting duck -- available as a tshirt too



Eva Fernandez’s show (terra) australis incognita


(terra) australia incognita by Eva Fernandez


I have a sound piece as part of Eva Fernández‘s show (terra) australia incognita at the Fremantle Arts Centre opening 6:30pm Friday 20 May.

21 May to 17 July 2011
Fremantle arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street
Fremantle WA 6160

World Listening day Monday walk


Walk 2 Night walk in the City of Perth, Western Australia, Monday 18 July, 7:30 to 8:30 pm

A night walk through the centre of Perth chasing sounds of humans, machines and the ever-present environmental phenomena that we live in.

Starting point: Perth Town Hall below the clock tower at precisely 7:30 pm

Please note: Bring your multirider card. Wear walking shoes and appropriate clothes for the weather.

We are still taking suggestions for places to go in Perth so don’t forget to contact me by Sunday 17th perdy@perditaphillips.com

Art/Text/Clearinghouse project + Western Australia Photographic books

An exhibition of art books at the Perth Centre for Photography opening on 8 February 2012.

91 Brisbane Street
WA 6003

Phone: +61 8 92276620

Proposed exhibition dates: 9 February to 10 March 2012

Thur + Fri 12pm – 5pm
Sat + Sun 12pm – 4pm


See details here http://www.lethologicapress.org/teapot/?page_id=12 and here http://www.lethologicapress.org/teapot/?page_id=24

We will be providing launch details and a facebook event closer to the date

The Trans-Siberian Arts Centre is rolling

The Trans-Siberian Arts Centre (T-SAC) will be presenting a series of exhibitions, performances, and events from the 26th April- 2nd May 2011 during a 6 day train journey from Moscow to Beijing to support and promote new and emerging art internationally.

After months of planning we’ve taken the Trans-Siberian Arts Centre from an idea over a pint to an ARI tour de force and we have over 150 enthusiastic artists who have got involved from far and wide to thank. T-SAC will be open to the public from the  26th April – 2nd May at Carriage 9 of the Trans-Siberian train from Moscow to Beijing


click for bigger version

See program of events here

T-SAC is directed by artists jon hewitt + britt salt and is the inaugural project for the not for profit artist run initiative KITCHEN.

The summer flurries sound files on website


summer foam


The summer flurries (2011) spatial sound artwork files have been uploaded to the website here with catalogue statement here.

Artwork reviewed in Science and The Lancet

The Visceral exhibition by SymbioticA has generated a lot of interest in the media and The Summer Flurries was mentioned in reviews in The Lancet by Colin Martin and Science by Deborah Dixon, Elizabeth Straughan and Harriet Hawkins. Unfortunately the Science article is only available to subscribers but you may be able to get it through a university affiliation.

Dixon, D., Straughan, E., & Hawkins, H. (2011). When Artists Enter the Laboratory. Science, 331(6019), 860. http://www.sciencemag.org/content/331/6019/860.1.summary

Martin, C. (2011). Synergistic art. The Lancet, 377(9766), 630. http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(11)60217-1/fulltext?rss=yes


Visceral: the living art experiment

A SymbioticA Exhibition at the Science Gallery, Dublin
28 January – 25 February 2011

The exhibition will explore and provoke questions about scientific truths, what constitutes living and the ethical and artistic implications of life manipulation. It will include 15 artworks from ten years of SymbioticA’s residency programme, featuring the following artists:

Abhishek Hazra
Alicia King
Andre Brodyk
Boo Chapple
Tissue Culture and Art Project (Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr)
Kathy High
Lisa Goldberg
Nigel Helyer
Paul Thomas
Paul Vanouse
Perdita Phillips
Neurotica (Philip Gamblen, Guy Ben-Ary, Peter Gee, Riley Zeller-Townson and in collaboration with the Steve Potter Lab, Georgia Tech, Atlanta)
Svenja Kratz
Tagny Duff
Biokino (Tanya Visosevic & Guy Ben-Ary)

Associated events include:

Symposium – 29 January 2011
Artists Talks – 30 January 2011


Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Open: Tuesday-Friday 12:00-20:00, Saturday-Sunday 12:00-18:00.

For more Information:



Visceral exhibition

Talking at Artsource Marketing Workshop: Promoting your Art

Have been brought in as artist-working-across-media to talk for 5 minutes about specific strategies for promoting artworks/projects:


strange little studio sketch

“Promoting your Art” – tips from the pros – and artists who have been there, done that

Saturday 20 November 2010 9:30 to 12:00
Venue – Room 15, Fremantle Arts Centre

For costs and bookings: freo@artsource.net.au (08) 9226 2122