Alphabet soup

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Mee, Simon and O'Neill, Jane. 2014. Alphabet soup. Melbourne, Australia 04 Sep - 18 Oct 2014
Title of Exhibition/Event

Alphabet soup

Type of Exhibition/EventExhibition/event
Creator/ContributorMee, Simon (Visual artist) and O'Neill, Jane (Curator)
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
EventAlphabet soup
Event Details
Alphabet soup
Event Date
04 Sep 2014 to end of 18 Oct 2014
Event Location
Melbourne, Australia
Event Venue
Mailbox Art Space
Description of Exhibition/Event

Sequence of small drawings deliberately reminiscent of cards and Coles Funny books. A playful examination of the historical, the naughty postcard and alphabets.

Accompanying artist statement: I have always had a natural talent for the visual spoonerism…being unfashionably late to the conceptual party, the wrong end of the stick or the sore end of the pineapple. It seems only appropriate that throughout my preparations for the series at Mailbox I end up with an alphabet soup. This came about as I was looking at vignettes, postcards, Punch and Judy and 19th century street imagery around boxes and narrow spaces…a time when people were literally 'boxed' . Via a circuitous route this series owes part of its narrative dialogue to pastiche, a narrative that is both individual and the sum of its parts- an alphabet as designed by a Victorian absinthe drinker

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ANZSRC Field of Research 2020360602. Fine arts
Byline AffiliationsSchool of Arts and Communication
No affiliation
Date2014
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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