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Sequence and Consequence

Friday, 14 June 2019


The Perth Comic Arts Festival is a festival that shares its love for sequential storytelling in a free, creator-focused event that is all about making comics accessible for all audiences. The festival this year will run over two days from Friday, 5 - Saturday, 6 July and will include a zine and comic fair/family market day, an exhibition at ECU’s Spectrum Project Space, an exhibition at ECU’s Gallery 25, comic workshops and curated panels.

The exhibition at Gallery 25 will focus on motherhood and highlight the 40th anniversary of renowned mother artist Mary Kelly finishing her seminal conceptual work Post Partum Document. Her work offers a way in which to consider the overlap between conceptual sequential art and comic making.

The exhibition titled Sequence and Consequence will be the festival launch event on the evening of Friday, 5 July 6.00pm - 8.00pm and will run until Saturday, 20 July.

One of the most iconic images of Kelly’s Post Partum Document was a series of little baby wraps or ‘onesies’ that were presented with text. For Sequence and Consequence, each contributing mother artist has been provided with a blank, white onesie as a starting point for work. Mother artists will be considering the word ‘Sequence’ in their submission. Comics makers participating in the show will be considering the word ‘Consequence’ in their submissions of existing work made about relationships with caregivers and parents. There is an intention that the works may create a circular journey of storytelling between mother and child about many things said or left unsaid, the many things requited and unrequited and perhaps also about the intensity of such ordinary and even banal relationships.

Event details

Sequence and Consequence will be open to the public from Friday, 5 July to Saturday, 20 July at Gallery 25, Mount Lawley Campus, Edith Cowan University.

Opening event

Date: Friday, 5 July 
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Gallery 25, ECU Mount Lawley Campus, Building 10, Room 10.122

Open hours

Tuesday to Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm; 
Saturday 12.00pm - 5.00pm


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