Twenty years of Glass Mountains Exhibition vs Zombies
30th October, 2012
Over the last year Dom Forde, from Famous Visual Services, is a regular at the Biennale Monday meet ups. Dom is one of those quiet types, typically early, with smile packed and a knowing chuckle thrown in for good measure. Yet don't be fooled by the quiet-guy-act, Dom's work and contribution screams of passion, commitment and rigor.
As the months passed, Dom overwhelmed. It started with introductions, an idea, some information, some design work, requests designers, lists of missing work, a programme of works, design roughs, publication design, artwork, juggling dates, photography, posters, a bump in plan, launch ideas, street marketing, testing and old fashioned grunt.
The exhibition bump in at Platform Gallery is a little like a fishing set up on a jetty somewhere, without the view and the smell of the sea. All the equipment and materials are hauled in, ordered and assembled on the edges looking useful - envelopes of work, shelves, portable drills, tapes, steel rules, A4 plans, cables, monitors, coffee cups, a rubber mallet, a red flash of a Coke can, rolls of something, seven hours, a quick clean up and without any formal introduction comprehensive moments of some of the Australia's best communication design was on show.
Long after the fanfare of the awards night, this exhibition quietly illustrates the diversity of work, clients, approaches, technology, ideas and people crossing awards years, trends and generations. It was a pleasure to spend a lazy Sunday being apart of Dom's unfolding dream.
Drop in, bring your studio, a client, tweet a friend, a nephew, or a best friend; come see some work that made its own little difference to Australia's visual culture.
Cheers to the crew that dropped in and helped with the bump in.
We couldn't have done this without the help and support from our amazing sponsors so we'd like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the sponsors that have made this monumental exhibition possible.
The Twenty years of Glass Mountains Exhibition is a part of the Australian Design Biennale program.
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1992 - 2012 Twenty years Of Glass Mountains Exhibition
Presented by 2012 Australian Design Biennale
2 to 30 November 2012
Open Monday to Saturday
Platform Gallery, Flinders Street
Entry is free!
Concept, design and production:
Dom Forde, Famous VS
Come on down!
Special publication available printed by Gunn & Taylor
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Buy tix to our celebration
Big tix - click to purchase
8pm to 2am
Incl. cocktail, awards ceremony, drinks, food, publication and after party
$165 incl GST
Little Big tix - click to purchase
10.30pm to 2am
Incl. drinks, food, publication and after party
$80 incl GST
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This ad is a project by the student team at Monash Art Design & Architecture promoting the ADB I 20 years of Pinnacles Exhibition by AGDA at Platform Gallery, Flinders Street Melbourne, thanks to Rachel Lawson, Tara Nangia, and Celine Tan for all your efforts.
Image design and concept -
Rachel Lawson, Tara Nangia, and Celine Tan -
Third Year, Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication), Monash University, Art Design & Architecture
Sessional Lecturer - Andrew Ashton
Head Lecturer - Gene Bawden
ADB Creative Director - Ryan Guppy