salon is a platform which provides artists with the opportunity to explore and experiment with creative presentations of ideas, writing and new work.
Conceived by artist Ruth Hadlow & set up in collaboration with Janelle Mendham salon's intimate innovative and experimental program is run with the intention of creating a dialogue around expanded modes of practice.
salon presents an extraordinary & event
DARK CAVE I SKY LIGHT
by Janelle Mendham
with Emily Sheppard, Lucy Wilson, Ruth Hadlow, Far South Singers
& Dark Cave Readers
a silent procession of audience the spectacular Tahune Airwalk
in deep forest wilderness the upper reaches of the sparkling Huon River
surrounded by the multi-voiced performative reading of the Dark Cave
interwoven with viola and choir
a collaborative publishing project focused on innovative and experimental writing from inside the creative process; writing that reveals how artists experience and reflect on the world and their practice. The project is run by Ruth Hadlow, Marinelle Basson & Morag Porteous in Tasmania, Australia.
Book # 1 re + home + ing by Irene Briant
Book # 2 Dark Cave by Janelle Mendham
Book # 3 Threefold Drievoud by Marinelle Basson
an innovative program of artists performing their own writing
salon readings # 1 TopSpace StudioGallery, Hobart, May 5 2018:
Christl Berg – Here is
David Bluhdorn – Absence and Myth in Ragged Basin
Diane Perndt – Reading Clouds
salon readings @ The People’s Library Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart.Sept 9, 2018:
Viv Cutbush – book #1, Postcards from Rocky Cape
Gay Hawkes – book #113, Memoirs of a Travelling Sheila
Janelle Mendham – book #41, Inner Topographies
salon readings @ The People’s Library Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart.Sept 16 2018:
Christl Berg – book #39, Studio Notes
Irene Briant – book #97, Thinking Making Being
Marinelle Basson – book #45, Ivory Black
a program of intimate & experimental, readings, talks, conversations, guided tours, presentations, lectures, performances and sundry other possibilities by artists in informal & unusual settings.
salon # 1 A Walk in Tuscany, slide night, performative reading with artist Marinelle Basson, February 19, 2017. South Hobart,
artist's lounge room
salon # 2 Roughly Blended, performative reading with writer Helen Swain, April 4, 2017. West Hobart, a friends lounge room
salon # 3 Memento Mori, artist talk presented through word and image with Lauren Black, April 9, 2017. Hobart, TopSpace StudioGallery
salon # 4 Wrong Making and Divergent Handicraft, with artist Mae Finlayson, June 22, 2011. Launceston, Inveresk Precinct, UTAS
salon # 5 gather, visual unpacking with Gwen Egg, August 8, 2017. Dodges Ferry, Okines Community House
salon # 7 Flirting, executive style presentation with writer/performer Suzy Cooper, August 19, 2017. Hobart, upstairs Republic Bar
salon # 8 Dark Cave, participant performance with Janelle Mendham. August 25, 2017. Hastings, Newdegate Cave
salon # 9 Slipping out, with artist Jan Dineen, September, 2017. Mount Nelson, artist's studio
salon # 10 Mother Wouldn’t Like It, performative reading with writer Helen Swain, December 8, 2017. Ferntree, artist's lounge room
salon # 6 Dark Cave Duet, with performance movement artist Wendy Morrow, February, 2018. Hastings, Newdegate Cave
salon # 11 Other than Orthodox–Poem 124 by Emily Dickinson, with artist Jane Slade, March 6, 2018. Hobart, TopSpace StudioGallery
salon # 12 Destiny, in-situ sculptural performance, installation and artist reading with Gay Hawkes, March 18, 2018. Marion Bay,
artist's home & studio
salon # 13 The Limits of Knowing and the Limits of Language, presentation by writer, Jennie Jackson, May 6, 2018.
Hobart, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Customs House, Royal Society Room
salon@hobART Book Fair
Representing 18 artists from across Australia, taking 37 different publications and artist books to the hobART Book Fair, run by A Published Event (Margaret Woodward & Justy Phillips) during The People’s Library. Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart. Sept 21& 22, 2018.