In the wind 2017
Protected by the shadows within landscape, early human habitats were often caves. Venturing out of this internal space and onto the open ground, they made dwellings fabricated and constructed with regional materials. Modern humans have consistently modified their habitat for over 200,000 years. In 2012, 54% of the global human population live in developed urban areas (source: World Health Organisation, 2012).
The story of Haymaker began in 2012 as the gradual hand of regeneration made it’s way across parts of East and South East London. The 270-acre Ferrier Estate in Kidbrooke, London, is demolished and eaten as if Saturn devours his son. The same year, without warning in Canterbury, New Zealand, an earthquake occurred in Christchurch on 22 February 2011 at 12:51 p.m. local time and registered 6.3 on the Richter scale. Two unrelated events linked by a circle of destruction that contains both human and non-human habitat. With destruction being the part of a life and death cycle, I began to explore the meaning of these two events.
The book studies the unprecedented scale and complexity of human habitat.
Fault-Line. Now available for pre-order. Shipping July 2016
Presenting selected photography from his investigation into biosphere. FAULT- LINE focuses on a common theme: Habitat.
In this publication he leads us through a series of thought-provoking takes on the concept — Habitat, as metaphor for anxiety and desire; as a symbol of both loss and hope for the future; and as an evocation of imagination and illusion. McFetridge’s work is renowned for it’s mesh between surrealism and the sublime. Here that characteristic emerges in the narration and interventions of colour to present tension and threshold. This book accentuates McFetridge’s contrasting colour schemes and textures to reinforce the idea of habitat creating a tactile and visual experience.
Publisher: Charlie Fox
Artist: Alan McFetridge
Creative Director: Mick Brigdale
Design: Meaghan Lueck
Publication Date: 2016
Binding: Box with draw holding unbound cards
Dimensions: 150mm x 150mm x 20mm (6" x 6" x 3/4")
Pages: 1 text, 11 full colour illustrations on 400gsm board (148mm x 148mm). Reverse side tiles to make 12th illustration (444mm x 592mm)
Edition: 1st edition 750
Retail: £6.50 | $12
Order now and be one of the first 50 to receive a free signed copy. pre-order here.
Sunday Best, Brownfield Estate
40 Pages, 148 mm × 210mm Edition of 200
Published by Charlie Fox in 2015.
A collection of 34 portraits from a single day within the Brownfield Community Centre. Organised with the help of The Estate Board, Poplar HARCA, local businesses, the mens group and many others to provide prizes, food, music, firewood and face painting for the children. To celebrate the unity of Brownfield Estate community.
Forward by the Sandra Chalmers, the Chair of the Brownfield Estate Board.
The Brownfield Estate is in Poplar, London E14
Unrealised Projects. Volume 3
57 pages, 148mm x 210mm. Edition of 200
Published by g&A Studios on the 4th of December 2005 in conjunction with the exhibition Unrealised Projects at g&A Studios 9 November - 11 December 2005.
Unrealised Projects is an active investigation into the potential of unrecognised, unfinished or unfulfilled ideas. We are collecting submitted project proposals from artists, designers, curators and writers which they have yet to realise or remain unwritten.
Sam Ely and Lynn Harris, 2004/05 http://www.unrealisedprojects.org
Vol. 3 expanded the archive with the contributers below and was been coordinated by Gretchen Geraets and Alan McFetridge, co-directors of G&A Studios, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia. 2005.
AMJ Utilities, Paul Bruse @ The Glue Society, Brit Bunkley, Sarah CrowEST, Simon Horsburgh, Bronia Iwanczak, Anthony Johnson, Sarah Keighery and Billy Gruner, Ruark Lewis, Catherine Martin, Maria Miranda + Norie Neumark, out-of-sync, Pat Naldi and Suzzane Treister.