Stereotyped: sound & typography's image

Image: Stephen Banham

Exhibiting artists and studios: Stephen Banham, James Cecil, David Chesworth, Amanda Cole, Nils Crompton, Future Classic, Ellen Lupton, Gemma O’Brien, Tin&Ed, Brooke Trezise and Jared Underwood.

whenSaturday 4 September – Sunday 26 September

whereObject Gallery - Project Space, 417 Bourke Street, Surry Hills

Stereotyped: sound & typography is an exhibition that will look at how type and sound create meaning in our everyday lives simultaneously challenging the definition of the ‘designer’ in the 21st Century.

Sound design, the manipulation of audio elements to achieve a desired effect and, typography, the art and technique of arranging type, were once highly professional fields of specialization. Now, both mediums are used by a multiplicity of disciplines to create meaning in a diversity of forms. Moreover with the evolution of digital technologies has come a plethora of amateur ‘designers’ of both sound and typography - anyone with a computer can create sound and type at home.

Consequently, the stereotype of a ‘designer’ will be tested, interrogated, pushed and disputed through installation, sound composition and animation, through this unique collaborative exhibition. Curated by Joan-Maree Hargreaves, Object’s Producer - Digital & Publications, Stereotyped will cross multiple disciplines, from sound designers/composers/musicians to typographers/illustrators/graphic designers/animators/filmmakers/writers, to challenge commonly held beliefs about each discipline and create an unforgettable sensory experience.

Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. Object is assisted by the New South Wales Government - Arts NSW, and the Australian government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Object Gallery & Collect 417 Bourke Street Surry Hills. Open Tuesday - Friday 11am - 5pm. Saturday - Sunday 10am - 5pm. e: object@object.com.au. w: www.object.com.au
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