Monday, October 31, 2011

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves, written & illustrated by Annika Romeyn 
copyright © Annika Romeyn 2011
Limited edition of 60 hand-bound books with hand-cut dust jacket, 
printed with archival pigment inks on MOAB Lasal paper.
double-page spread measures 31 x 42 cm

A huge thank you to everyone who came to see my Autumn Leaves book and exhibition, which was recently on display at Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka! I'm still recovering from the excitement and effort of finishing my first picture book, but I am extremely proud of the final product and happy to have had the chance to display it alongside the complete set of original drawings. I received lots of wonderful responses and feedback, which will definitely keep me encouraged to pursue publishing opportunities and continue to develop new ideas and stories in the future :) Special thanks also to JUMP Mentoring, Robin Eley, Arjen Romeyn, Aidah Aliyah Rasheed, Allan Comport & Patrick McGuire for their valuable assistance & support at various stages of the project!

To anyone interested in purchasing the book, part of the edition is still available to order, please contact for further info.

Below are a some images of the exhibition, visit CCAS Social Pages for further images & thoughts from the opening night. A selection of the individual graphite and watercolour drawings for the book can be seen on my website.

p.s. book-binding process post coming soon... as always thanks for your interest :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Autumn Leaves (exhibition & book launch)

I am very excited to share the outcome of a long-term personal project - a limited edition hand-bound picture book "Autumn Leaves," which I have written and illustrated. You can see the book displayed  alongside all the original artwork very soon! The exhibition is opening at 6pm October 13th at Canberra Contemporary Art Space (19 Furneaux Street Manuka) and continues until October 23rd (Gallery hours Wed-Sun 11am-5pm). For a fabulous description by the kind people at C.C.A.S. you can check out the facebook event.  This has been a very challenging, but fulfilling project and it would be really fantastic to see you at the opening! Tell your friends!

Below is a preview of a new page from the book & I will endeavour to post some pictures of the bookbinding process over the next week :)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Press Print 2

Hi there :) I promise to post some images of my recent solo exhibition very soon, but first I wanted to share some information about another show that I'm currently involved in. A couple of my lithographs are on display as part of a great exhibition of emerging artists at Megalo Print Studio and Gallery. All of the artists are recent graduates of the A.N.U. School of Art and while some were specifically trained in printmaking there are also photographers and painters who have engaged with printmaking techniques in some interesting and innovative ways. As well as offering us the chance to exhibit together Megalo also supported the creation of our work by allowing all the artists a month of free access to their printmaking studios and equipment... thanks Megalo!

A Megalo project supporting emerging artists curated by John Hart

With works by Emma Beer, Dean Butters, Kate Groves, John Hart, Helani Laisk, James Lieutenant, Brendan McDonald, Annika Romeyn, Dan Vukovljak

Exhibition dates: 27 September - 15 October 2011
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am to 5.00pm