Developments in artistic practice beyond the traditional gallery environment have created a need for establishing a framework for artists who wish to practice within the dynamic social environments of public spaces.
All the pink books by Jane Gavan questions the role of the artist broader/community relationship as expressed in the reinstallation of the entire collection of pink books in a large bookstore into in the Graphic Design section. In collaboration with the Kinokunya bookstore, the work establishes a useful benchmark for the discipline in understanding the role of artists in the community, namely that artists can offer new ways of reconsidering everyday objects, producing multiple benefits for the community partners of these collaborations
This research is that it gives clarity to the role and relevance of artists to their community partners and deepens our understanding of this relationship and its creative and economic possibilities. Its value is demonstrated by the following indicators: competitive funding by a Sesqui Centenary Grant, University of Sydney; inclusion in the curated exhibition on Interdisciplinarity, “Cross Media”, University Of Newcastle; the ABC television program; The Collectors; and as a case study in the ABC Radio National Master class series.
All the Pink Books, Installation Kinokunyia Bookstore