Andy Butler 

Writer + Curator + Artist

November 2019

Permanent Recession book launch event at Monash University Museum of Art

BOOK LAUNCH: Permanent Recession: a Handbook on Art, Labour and Circumstance

Co-Chaired by Ben Eltham and Catherine Ryan and featuring Andy Butler, Megan Cope, and Hannah Mathews.

When: 28th November, 3-5pm
Where: MUMA, Monash University
RSVP: http://bit.ly/2NRPaei


All Conference is pleased to announce the release of its first major publication Permanent Recession: a Handbook on Art, Labour and Circumstance.

Permanent Recession is an enquiry into the capitals and currencies of experimental, radical and artist-run initiatives in Australia.

Excavating a shared history of independent practice stretching back to the 1980s, this publication situates new research within a rich continuum of debate about the Australian artmaking context.

Part research, part advocacy document, part literature review, part reader, Permanent Recession is a living contribution to current thought. As a handbook, it is a compilation of useful information in a compact and handy form. It should be used!


Including new and republished texts by Peter Anderson, Andrew Brooks, Andy Butler, David Corbet, Léuli Eshrāghi, Ben Eltham, Catherine Ryan, Colleen Chen, Tristen Harwood, Mark Jackson, Georgie Meagher, Macushla Robinson, Anne Marsh, Jacqueline Millner, Kate MacNeill, Bernice Murphy, Margo Neale, Spiros Panigirakis, Francis Russell, Kate Scardifield, Philipa Veitch, Amelia Wallin, and Tian Zhang; and transcribed discussions with Esther Anatolitis, Hana Pera Aoake, Marnie Badham, Clare Cooper, Sarah Gory, Lucie McIntosh, Lisa Radford, Pip Shea, Talia Smith, Pip Wallis, Katie Winten, and Tian Zhang. Edited by All Conference co-convener, Channon Goodwin.

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