The People’s Library is a contemporary artwork with a uniquely Tasmanian library at its core. Over 150 authors bring this performance library to life through readings, discussions and live events. Join us throughout September where a groundswell of public telling awaits.
Ivory Black is a swatchbook, a checkerboard map in shades of black and white. It’s a travelogue and history, both natural and unnatural; a menagerie with elephants, zebras, penguins and polar bears. There are memories of ebony, bitumen and ‘blanje’. It’s a ‘how-to’ of drawing with charcoal on paper, of printing with bone black ink. You’ll find musings on Malevich and Rothko, and questions: is a panda black or white? Is there a blackest black? ... A whitest white? It’s a garden where willows and tea-trees grow, where ravens mock and doves purr. And there’s Liquorice and Moon Dust ...
ACQUISITION COLOUR # 45. PALE BLUISH PURPLE †
is lavender purple mixed with a little red and black.
†adapted from Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours (1814)