Simryn Gill - Australian book launch, PEARLS
10 July 2008

Simryn Gill - Australian book launch, PEARLS to be officially launched by Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, Director Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Penelope Seidler, AM; and Carolyn Christov-Bakagiev, Artistic Director, 2008 Biennale of Sydney Thursday 10 July at 2pm

Pearls is a photographic record of Simryn Gill's ongoing bead-making project, that was begun in 1999, in which she makes books into bead necklaces. This book brings together over sixty sets of beads, each one unique and particular to the specific volume from which it has been created. Titles as far-ranging as Gandhi's autobiography, Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, The Beano Book and Che Guevara's Bolivian Diaries form a selection of the printed matter used by the artist to create a rich and stirring collection of objects. With the inclusion of two short pieces of writing by the artist, this beautifully considered book underlines Gill's subtle brilliance as an artist of outstanding breadth and imagination.
Simryn Gill 
250 x 205 mm 
204 pages printed offset, with 245 colour images, 
soft-cover with book jacket (illus.) 
Published by Raking Leaves, London and Colombo
Designed by Herman Lelie and Stefania Bonelli 
ISBN: 978 0 95566740 4 
RRP: $55

A limited special edition of Pearls is also available and is accompanied by a unique gouache work on paper by Simryn Gill