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Publications

FORM produces a range of beautifully designed publications that complement our programming, including research, exhibition catalogues, publications that explore the themes of our projects in finer detail, and a range of strategic documents. Our publications feature contributing writers, curators, researchers and other industry experts. The list below shows all publications currently available in hardcopy or  electronic form. All of our publications are free or discounted for FORM Members.

Annual Reports

Catalogues

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    Bedazzle – Photographing Western Australia’s Gold Towns takes inspiration from Western Australia’s iconic gold mining towns, a compelling and darkly humorous exploration of the regional gothic. Bedazzle takes the State’s gold rush as a point of departure for new contemporary art by three leading Western Australian artists, developed through residencies in the Pilbara and Goldfields-Esperance regions during 2015 and 2016.

    Published by FORM, 2016.

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    We Call It Home explores the nuanced meanings of home to the Spinifex Hill Artists. Through their paintings the artists share with us stories about their lives, and their connections to Country in Port Hedland and across Western Australia. Through their rich and evocative canvases we gain a great insight into the depths of connections and knowledge that these artists hold to their Country.

    Published by FORM, 2015.

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    Floribundus means flowering freely and describes Helen Ansell’s joyous paintings which depict wildflowers from Western Australia. Featuring an essay by Professor Stephen D. Hopper AC, Professor of Biodiversity, University of Western Australia about the Pilbara and Gascoyne region, the publication accompanies Helen’s exhibition at the Courthouse Gallery, Port Hedland.

    Published by FORM, 2013.

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    Presented by FORM in collaboration with Berlin gallery Skalitzers Contemporary Art, Paradox was the first Australian exhibition of work by internationally-lauded street artist, ROA. A modern day naturalist, famous for his large-scale depictions of animals on city walls around the world, ROA moves between continents and cities, observing and documenting the creatures that co-inhabit the urban landscape. ROA's exhibition at FORM Gallery in Perth told of his experiences of travelling through North Western Australia, where the artist explored offroad destinations and spent time with a Ngarluma Aboriginal community, hunting and getting to know the landscape. The exhibition catalogue was designed as a broadsheet to mirror the urban street style of the artist.

    Published by FORM, 2011.

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    The Carrs are among Western Australia’s most respected studio craft practitioners, internationally renowned for their powerful and ambiguous sculptural objects that employ the ancient technique of leather craft, but used in innovative ways. The Carrs’ work is represented in the collections of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida, the Contemporary Museum, Hawaii , Donna Karen New York , the National Gallery of Australia and Parliament House Canberra. FORM worked with the Carrs in 2011 to produce this small catalogue of new and significant works.

    Published by FORM, 2011.

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    David Bielander is among Europe's most innovative and skilled jewellers. This ironic publication was written by Bielander as commentary to his 2011 exhibition of the same name - a play on words that references FORM's moniker and popular dialogue around theories of creativity.

    Published by FORM, 2011.

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    This beautiful publication was created to celebrate the 2011 launch of the exhibition of the same name. Awkward Beauty features full-bleed, evocative photographs of the artists' work in the dramatic heritage settings of the 100-year-old Midland Railway Workshops, alongside essays by contributing curators.

    Published by FORM, 2011.

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    The Divergence: Photographs from Elsewhere exhibition program showed at the historic Midland Railway Workshops in 2012. Presented by This broadsheet style publication captures highlights of this monumental showcase of contemporary photography by more than 70 artists based in 15 countries. The project transformed some of the Midland Railway Workshops’ most dramatic and evocative spaces into a panorama of images and experiences.

    Published by FORM, 2012.

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    Accompanying the exhibition of the same name, Ngarluma Ngurra is a stunning publication that reveals the fine detail of this enterprising and inspiring collaboration between FORM, Google and the Ngarluma Aboriginal community in the Pilbara.

    Published by FORM, 2013.

Project

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    PUBLIC 2016 saw PUBLIC Campus, where murals were created at Curtin University, along with PUBLIC Platform, Perth's first prototyping festival.

    Published by FORM, 2016.

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    This full colour publication records PUBLIC 2015, that saw murals being completed in some of Perth most iconic urban villages alongside a major symposium that explored the relationship between creativity and the public good.

    Published by FORM, 2015.

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    Exploring links between botany, land and cultural identity, Kurlkayima Ngatha—Remember Me is a new, multi-part exhibition examining Aboriginal societies’ methodology of plant use and knowledge systems. Kurlkayima Ngatha—Remember Me encompasses a range of art forms including film, documentation, paintings and installations.

    Published by FORM, 2015.

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    Marlbatharndu Wanggagu | Once Upon a Time in the West explores histories and stories of Aboriginal stockmen, rural, and domestic workers on pastoral stations in the Pilbara during the 20th century.

    Published by FORM, 2014.

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    Featuring stunning photographs, beautifully written essays and commentary from leading writers, curators, artists and creative thinkers, this 80 page PUBLICation celebrates the first installment of the multi-year PUBLIC program.

    Published by FORM, 2014.

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    Aboriginal artists from Roebourne Art Group, in the Pilbara, were the first participants in FORM's industry-respected Land.Mark.Art professional development program for artists looking to expand their painting and visual art skills to the fields of public and architectural art. Big Rain Coming was an exhibition curated to showcase the artists' work and offer insight into the Land.Mark.Art process.

    Published by FORM, 2011.

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    FORM's professional arts development program with Aboriginal prisoners inside Greenough Regional Prison, near Geraldton in Western Australia's Mid West coast, resulted in two exhibitions over 2010 and 2011. This publication was created to accompany the second exhibition of the same name, which exhibited at the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery and the Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery. The Geraldton Regional Art Gallery collected a number of works featured in the exhibition.

    Published by FORM, 2011.

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    The result of five years research on the Project, Ngurra Kuju Walyja — One Country One People: Stories from the Canning Stock Route was released in 2011. This publication is a rich compendium of art, culture and history that celebrates the lives of the many Aboriginal communities around Western Australia's remote Canning Stock Route.

    Published by FORM, 2011.

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    With work in many collections and institutions around the world, Larry Mitchell is considered one of Australia's finest contemporary landscape painters. This publication features photographs of every artwork the artist produced for his 2012 exhibition with FORM, part of The Pilbara Project, as well as essays by writers and curators involved in the Project.

    Published by FORM, 2012.

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    The first, hardback edition of The Pilbara Project: Field Notes and Photographs was published in 2010. This revised version includes new photographs and commentary, offering intimate, journal-style insights into diverse experiences of the remote Pilbara region of North Western Australia.

    Published by FORM, 2012.

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    Malgana elder and artist Jimmy Poland worked with mentor artist and jeweller Helena Bogucki over several years to create a subtle and beautiful collection of jewellery and sculpture. This publication tells 86-year-old Jimmy's story via interviews, historical material, artist illustrations and works from the exhibition of the same name.

    Published by FORM, 2013.

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    Featuring beautiful photographs and essays and commentary from leading writers, curators creative thinkers, this 240-page, award-winning publication celebrates five years of creative residencies, exhibitions and innovative product design at creative hub Midland Atelier.

    Published by FORM, 2013.

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    Part of The Pilbara Project initiative, this 230-page publication brings together the many stories and experiences behind the portraits in FORM's 2013 photography exhibition, Pilbara Stories. The exhibition and publication capture the immense multicultural and social diversity of residents of Port Hedland - one of the Pilbara's most burgeoning communities.

    Published by FORM, 2013.

Research

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    Devised using data from The Australian Bureau of Statistics and PriceWaterhouseCooper, Comparative Capitals measures the multiple forms of 'city capital' - cultural, creative, human and social capital - and tracks how talented, innovative, creative and connected Australia's eight major cities in Australia really are. This research was followed by Energy Cities, released in 2010.

    Published by FORM, 2008.

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    In this time of global uncertainty, there is still enormous opportunity for those places that position themselves well to emerge stronger than ever. With the relative level of stability and prosperity we have been privileged to retain during the global downturn, Perth and Western Australia are positioned better than most to leap ahead. Our wealth of resources has played a big part in securing this valuable advantage. Following on from Comparative Capitals (2008), Energy Cities offers a thorough body of research that looks at five of the world's leading energy cities, comparing hard data and qualitative research around crucial indicators of city success including talent, creativity and social capital.

    Published by FORM, 2010.

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