Kevin Lincoln’s book: ‘The eye’s mind’.

Artist: Kevin Lincoln.
The eye’s mind.  
 Ben Cox.
Publisher: Art Gallery of Ballarat.
Stocks: Curious Matter Goya White 270gsm (cover), Grange Offset 135gsm (text).
Printing specs: 4 colour offset + PMS grey on the back and spine of the dust jacket.

Feast your peepers on this collection of works by Australian artist Kevin Lincoln. With an impressive career spanning the decades, Kevin’s career although impressive isn’t widely known and yet has had a massive impact on the Australian art scene. So this 180 page publication not only accompanies his exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat – the largest solo exhibition they’ve ever presented – but it’s also a highlight of the last 25 years of Kevin’s career which is described by The Art Almanac as poised, balanced and reflective.

The dust jacket is printed on textured Curious Matter Goya White 270gsm and the text pages are Grange Offset 135gsm. Production insight: the dust jacket is printed 4 colour offset with PMS grey on the back and spine. You have to feel this book to appreciate just how perfectly the paper complements the design. It couldn’t have been paired any better.

With an interesting foreword offering some perspective on Lincoln’s ‘impoverished and bruising childhood’, it becomes clear to see how his style has developed into a sea of greys and rural scenes. Exhibition Officer/Book Designer Ben Cox shares how he conveyed the tone of the works in the design of the book.

“The design of the catalogue aims to reflect the subtle, nuanced and understated surfaces that are key to Lincoln’s work. The use of tonal greys throughout, the weight and balance of pages, font selection and stock all come together and attempts to give a sense of Lincoln’s work. Particularly, we selected Curious Matter for the dust jacket stock as it matched perfectly the feel of Lincoln’s tactile, raw and beautifully elegant paint surfaces.” We think they’re a match made in heaven, too.

The exhibition ‘The eye’s mind’ runs at the Art Gallery of Ballarat from 23 April – 19 June 2016. You can get your mits on a copy of the book by calling the Gallery Shop on 03 5320 5790. They even have some signed limited edition copies. Hazah!

About the Gallery:
The Art Gallery of Ballarat is the oldest and one of the largest regional galleries in Australia. Founded in 1884 the gallery has expanded through numerous renovations and extensions, most recently in 2001, bringing 19th, 20th and 21st century architecture together. AGB houses one of the most significant collections of Australian art in the country, from early colonial to contemporary work. A vibrant temporary exhibition schedule complements the permanent collection and sees a large number of exhibitions in its four temporary galleries annually. They also have public programs, workshops, talks, concerts and many other events on the go.