Utopian Slumps: The Collingwood Years - Art Collector

12 September 2011 | Melbourne gallery Utopian Slumps has launched a book about its formative years. Titled Utopian Slumps: The Collingwood Years, the book is a retrospective documenting the exhibitions and events that took place during the gallery's non-profit years from 2007 to 2009.

It includes artist pages from Amber Wallis, Brendan Huntley, The Changes, Damp, Dan Moynihan, Jake Walker, Mark Rodda, Ry Haskings and Tristan Ceddia.

The visual content is interspersed with texts from curators and arts writers including an interview between Hannah Mathews and Melissa Loughnan, a short story from Amanda Maxwell, and essays from Amelia Douglas, Andrew Gaynor & Emma Langride, Helen Hughes, Rebecca Coates, Phip Murray, Rosemary Forde, Dunja Rmandic & Nella Thermelios and Meredith Turnbull.

A launch will be held at the gallery this Saturday 17 September at 4pm, and the book is already available for purchase via

Jane O'Sullivan

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