Julie Shiels’ upcoming exhibition and newly-released book ‘As Long as It Lasts’ showcase the culmination of nine years of work exploring themes of inner-city gentrification and homogenisation, impermanence and the banality and uncertainty of everyday life.
The exhibition and book feature a collection of photographs documenting Shiels’ text-intervention on found resources. She stencils truisms and quotes on to hard rubbish and other found materials and photographs these objects in-situ immediately after the stencil has been applied. Julie’s work isn’t choreographed – she doesn’t move the objects she stencils on, and deals with the prevailing light and weather conditions – making the works featured in this exhibition truly reflective of the environment they were found in.
We helped Julie with printing the images featured in the exhibition. We printed her work on 24-inch Museo Portfolio Rag and we cannot wait to check them out in The Gallery in St Kilda Town Hall.
The exhibition opens on Wednesday the 23rd of April with a launch event running from 6:00-6:30pm at The Gallery in St Kilda Town Hall (corner of Brighton Road and Carlisle Street, St Kilda), and runs until the 16th of May. Regular gallery hours are 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday to Friday.