Communiqué lecture series: Jonty Valentine

Tuesday, 09 Apr, noon
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Index. River-Road: Journeys Through Ecology

Talk. Free
Auckland Art Gallery

Communiqué is organised in conjunction with the School of Architecture and Planning at The University of Auckland and presented in association with the 5th Auckland Triennial If you were to live here...

Jonty Valentine lives in Auckland, working as a graphic designer, lecturer, curator and sometimes writer. Jonty received an MFA in graphic design from Yale University, and a BFA from the University of Canterbury. He is co-editor of the graphic design journal The National Grid with Luke Wood, and co-director of Index design firm with Amy Yalland.

Recent significant projects include: co-authoring the book River Road with David Cook and Wiremu Puke; catalogue design for Leonhard Emmerling's international exhibition Out of This World at the Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Germany; curating a collection of New Zealand publications for the exhibition Forms of Enquiry: The Architecture of Critical Graphic Design at London's Architectural Association School of Architecture; curating the exhibitions Printing Types: New Zealand Type Design Since 1870 and Just Hold Me: Aspects of NZ Publication Design, both at Auckland's Objectspace gallery and curating Design and Designers: Artefacts from the National Grid at Wintec's Ramp Gallery.

Jonty will discuss graphic design as a sphere for developing a research practice and speculate on Index's involvement in The Lab at the 5th Auckland Triennial.