Exhibition

Shaun Tan: Rules of Summer

Touring

June 1 to November 30

About this exhibition

Rules of Summer features a set of original paintings from Shaun Tan made for the picture book of the same title. The exhibition explores the friendship of two young boys as it is challenged by many difficult and irrational situations, each one a metaphor for familiar childhood experiences. The story is little more than a list of mysterious rules, ‘Never step on a snail’, ‘Never leave the back door open overnight’ or ‘Never leave a red sock on the clothesline’. As each rule is broken – not always by accident – surprising consequences ensue and audiences are invited to decide for themselves what is really happening, and why.

The Rules of Summer touring exhibition is a unique collection of rarely seen original works from Shaun Tan, including working drawings and artist’s notes from this dynamic and enchanting series.

Please note: Venue EOI’s will open in January 2020.

Image Credit: Shaun Tan, ‘Grasslands’ (full), 2012. Courtesy the artist.
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Venue

Touring

ARTISTS

Shaun Tan (VIC)

MEDIUMS

Acrylic and Oils on Paper, Oil on Canvas

INSTALLATION

40 – 45 running metres

ACT-BELONG-COMMIT ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM

Act-Belong-Commit Artist on the Move in schools and galleries
Act-Belong-Commit ARTBUS
Act-Belong-Commit Learning Resource (includes activities, ideas and background)
Act-Belong-Commit Public programs

MARKETING

Marketing Kit (includes e-invitation template, artwork for hard copy invitation, media release, promotional images, logos and acknowledgements)

INTERPRETATION MATERIALS

Exhibition and sponsorship panels
Artwork labels
Exhibition brochures (free for distribution)

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Exhibition and sponsorship panels
Artwork labels
Exhibition brochures (free for distribution)

TOUR DURATION

June 2020 – November 2021. Available WA and interstate

Cost Share

ART ON THE MOVE Members: $3,700 (inc. GST)
Non-Members: $4,000 (inc. GST)

Interstate Venues: Contact to discuss.

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