This page is imagined as an online mailbox for all of the postcards I’ve collected or received over a lifetime. The collection and archiving process is ongoing. Growing up my sister and I purchased postcards at whistle stops on family road trips; frugal reminders of The Grampians, The Dog on the Tuckerbox and of school holiday visits to the National Gallery of Victoria. As I grew increasingly obsessed with visual art I would purchase postcards at gallery stores and during my undergraduate (pre-internet) years, the postcard served as a way of getting your art out there. Overtime artists have sent postcards as research images, they’ve been left on my desk as thank you notes and handed over as reminders of upcoming events. Living in Australia’s tourist mecca on the Gold Coast, the postcard can still be seen hanging around cheap tourist shops in Surfers Paradise or displayed as artfully crafted limited editions in local boutiques. Today I look at the facades of the postcards, in many cases their private messages concealed, and marvel at the colour arrays and compact design of these humble cards.

Received via email from Bonita Bub and Marilyn Schneider as a process image for their show at THE WALLS in 2014.

Received via email from Bonita Bub and Marilyn Schneider as a process image for their show at THE WALLS in 2014.

Research image for ongoing Gold Coast projects.

Research image for ongoing Gold Coast projects.