In the Spirit of The Age, 8 Feb 2018
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 60cm
SEAN EDWARD WHELAN
IN THE SPIRIT OF THE AGE
Big thanks to all those that could make it out to the opening and saw the work over the course of the show. Big warm fuzzy feels. Special thanks to Blackartprojects for their logistical expertise, Neospace for their hospitality and Dormilona for their awesome wines, that almost stole the show.
Check in with www.blackartprojects.com.au for work availability.
MiniComic.club Project Updates
After about a month of late nights – I’ve finally got the comic off to the printers for this year’s MiniComic.club.
Hungry Workshop in Melbourne are handling the production, and I’m looking forward to how it shapes up.
Printing starts really soon and right after that will be in the hands of everyone that subscribed this year. It’s been fun, but damn hard work putting it together – I’ve learned a heap about everything that goes into producing them and have a new appreciation – hats off to all the writers, pencilers, inkers and colourists out there. Truly amazing art form.
Later on this year, in September, I’ll be releasing a comic with MiniComic Club – an annual project that’s been running since 2013, and last year, I got the call to submit for 2017’s edition. To give you a bit of a background on it, here are words from the website.
“…bringing you and your mailbox a years worth of minicomics and zines from some of Australia’s most interesting cartoonists and comics-makers…. 12 comics over 12 months, one each from these beautiful people…“
Beautiful people artists and a new comic book every month. Nice! And all it takes is a little subscription fee and they come to your door in miniature format – A6 size to be precise.
From year to year the line-up has consisted of well established and emerging comic artists, and occasionally artists from other fields – and that’s where I fit in this year. So once I have the show I have been planning for years finally done, I’ll be working on a comic – which is pretty neat.
And if you want to learn more you can go here, where I have a short interview about my experience with the comic medium, on medium.
(There are also interviews with other comic artists from past and present MiniComic Club projects to check out.)
If you are even more interested, you could also visit the MiniComic.Club page and get yourself a subscription for $38 AU. Very nice!
From the vault! This selection of works were made between 2012 and 2013 and I’m making them available for purchase. All are A4, watercolour and pencil on Japanese Muse 300gsm paper. The last of my smaller works made during my 10 years in Japan. All enquiries welcome at info(at)sean-edward.com.au
*Paypal and international shipping available
“100 Houses” Update…
The “100 Houses” is finished, but the work has moved online. If you missed the show, or are keen to pick up a piece – the online store will be up until the end of December. Big thanks to Paul, for putting on the show and organizing everything and everybody who made the trip out to the Old Tobacco Factory to check it out. Cheers!
Signed & Numbered… (update)
Coming shortly, 3 pieces (in strictly limited editions of 10) will be on sale through Signed & Numbered, a store for unique and affordable fine art prints in Melbourne, Australia. Printed on Hahnemühle William Turner, 100% cotton textured paper, these Giclée are individually signed &…numbered. So if you’re in Melbourne, be sure to pop into the store and find out when you can get your hands on one. Cheers!
Available from today, each Giclée print comes with a certificate of authenticity and framing options, starting at $70au. Check Signed & Numbered’s online store for more details.
本日より、オーストラリア メルボルンのアートストアーにて作品販売が始まりました。３作品限定各１０枚・シリアルナンバー・直筆サイン・証明書付き。ジークレープリント・テクスチャードファインアート紙（ウィリアムターナー系コットン１００％）AU$70.00 (日本円価格5,600〜）オンラインストアーは、こちら Signed & Numbered.
Black Art Projects in Melbourne currently has some of my work on display in “Tenancy 3” until the 29th of April. For information about Black Arts Projects or the show, visit their website or online catalog.
The Middle (watercolour and pencil on paper, 190mm x 230mm)
Usually I stick with my pencils and work straight onto to paper, but this time I put down a wash of blue and grey to add a bit of depth. I was pretty happy with how it came out so I thought I might share. It reminded me a bit of the azure wash you often see in those old Japanese ukiyo-e (by Hiroshige), only a bit more washed out.
p.s. If you are interested in buying this one, drop me a line via the email address at the bottom of my contact page.
Giclee prints of my drawings are now available at the online store. At present I have ‘Dragon’, ‘Choreography’, ‘Dancers’ and two ‘Miniature Guardians’ printed on 100% cotton, Japanese “Moreau” 300g stock in a limited edition of 20 – each individually signed and numbered. Shipping within Japan is free, but if you’re overseas and buy a larger piece (Dragon’, ‘Choreography’, ‘Dancers’) – postage is on the house. Cheers
ジークレープリントによる作品を限定販売致します。「ドラゴン」「コレオグラフィー」「ダンサーズ」他、全５作品になります。サイズは、A5~A3。紙質は、MOREAU（モロー）国産のファインアート紙。原料にコットンパルプ100％で、柔らかな風合いとぬくもりがあります。各限定 ２０枚。シリアルナンバーと直筆のサインが入ります。価格￥3,300~（税込）＊５月まで送料無料。Online Shop はこちら。詳しい内容については、メールにてお問い合わせ下さい。