Exhibition

Shaun Tan: Rules of Summer

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery

November 20 to December 12

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.

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

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery

Address

24 Chapman Road Geraldton WA 6530

ARTISTS

Shaun Tan (VIC)

MEDIUMS

Acrylic and Oils on Paper, Oil on Canvas

INSTALLATION

35 – 40 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)

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.

Crates

2020

September 18 - November 8
The Cannery Arts Centre
November 20 - December 12
Geraldton Regional Art Gallery

2021

January 15 - February 14
Ellenbrook Arts
February 24 - March 20
Goldfields Arts Centre
April 2 - May 31
Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery Centre
June 19 - August 22
Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
October 7 - November 7
Katanning Art Gallery

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