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Clean and Green Box

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I am very pleased to live in this commy village. And this is one of the reasons. Marrickville Councils is distributing No Advertising Material with the message:

Dear Residents,

Australia engages in a common practice of using household letterbox distribution as an advertising medium. In fact, approximately, 10 billion catalogues, unaddressed flyers and leaflets were produced by retailers and distributed letterbox last year.

To reduce amount of paper that goes to waste each year and support litter prevention, Marrickville Councils has produced a ‘No Advertising Materials’ sticker you may like to place on your letterbox.

If you still receive mainstream bundled catalogues of advertising mail you don’t want, call Distribution Standard Board on 1800 676 136. They will take action for you if it relates to print material of a commercial nature.

To stop junk mail that is addressed to a ‘household resident’, register with Australian Direct Marketing Association on 9277 5400. This will reduce addressed and unsolicited mail from ADMA member companies and organisations.

Marrickville Councils thanks you for your support in helping to improve our community.

Minimun Waste Maximum Recovery

The sticker has been put up on the letterbox because we are too lazy to pick those catalogues and put them straight to recycle bin. They are sometimes useful for lining kitchen or cleaning cat’s poo but we are not going to drive to a shopping mall to get a dozen of $0.5 cheaper eggs.

Every household has ‘No Junk Mail’ sticker except Junk Mail Experiment by Michael Gormly. But it does not stop them sticking unwanted mails into our letterboxes. Now the voice of a local government would probably make it clear get out of our mail boxes even though we are convinced what actions will be made when we lodge a complaint.

However, it is clear that the Councils’ message targets at corporate retails and leaves room for small local business. I am more than happy to support a Thai home delivery or a hippie yoga school in the suburb.

It will take some time for these organisations to get into the new world called the Internet. There is no web address mentioned above not even the Councils itself. It makes me think how I miss a hypertext. I have to put their links for them.

Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize 08

One of my works gets short listed for this year Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize. The work is the final version of one of the Bangkok travel series.

4-21 September2008

The Vanishing Point Contemporary Art (ATVP)

565 King Street, Newtown

I’ll see you there.

Opening night and presentation

Thursday 11 September 2008, 6-9 pm

(For work not short listed for main category awards)

11-28 September 2008

Chrissie Cotter Gallery (CCG)

Pidcock Street, Camperdown (next to Camperdown Bowling Club)

Opening night

Friday 12 September 2008,6-9 pm

Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize 2007

I am one of the shortlists in Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize 2007 with this work.

Red Sofa

Red Sofa

I have been photographing abandoned chairs on the streets and in piles of junks a camera phone for sometime. What I see is the beauty of social interaction between the residents. In their short life cycles on the streets, they are dumped, offered, overlooked, moved, scattered, rearranged and finally picked up.

When:
6 -23 September 2007

Where:
At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art
565 King Street, Newtown

Award Presentation and Launch
Thursday 13 September, 6-9pm

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Don’t Look Experimental Art Gallery
416 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill

Opening Launch
Friday 14 September, 6-9pm