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Adam Cruickshank

MADA Art Forum: Adam Cruickshank

Wednesday 11 September 2019, 1–2pm
Lecture Theatre G1.04
Building G 
Monash Art Design & Architecture
Monash University, Caulfield Campus

Artist, graphic designer and intermittent publisher Adam Cruickshank gave a performance lecture for MADA’s Art Forum series as part of his participation in Bookworks, drawing on the printed ephemera produced by exhibition spaces to support, explain and contextualise artworks.

Adam Cruickshank holds a Master of Fine Art from Monash University, where he teaches into the Art, Design and Architecture faculty. Also a PhD candidate at RMIT University, the title of his research, Institutional Parasites, reflects his interest in the relationships between graphic design and art practice. Cruickshank has previously worked in London, Sydney and Melbourne as art director for a number of mainstream publishers, including the BBC. He has exhibited widely in Australia, including solo shows at West Space, TCB Inc, Boxcopy, Plimsoll Gallery and Linden New Art. He recently attended the Université d’ete at the Bibliotheque Kandinsky, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Adam Cruickshank participated in Bookworks, a survey of contemporary artist book publishing guest curated by Warren Taylor at Monash University Museum of Art, 24 July – 21 September 2019. The exhibition explores the thematic connections between books, art and publishing from the conceptual, technical and material form of artist books – their history, production, classification and distribution.

Image: Installation view, Adam Cruickshank, Everything Far Away Can Be Near Again, Linden New Art, 2014.