The Metaning graphic novel exhibition

The Metaning is an art project by Matt Godden – a 22 page gallery wall scale graphic novel, with pages approximately 113x82cm in size. The Metaning is reportedly the first work of this nature created in Australia…

The Metaning is an autobiographical journey through the events and decisions that lead to the creation of the work itself. It covers the struggle for legitimacy that comics & sequential art face, especially in the context of modern drawing practice, which seems to be able to regard almost anything as “drawing”. The story is presented as an alternation between the real-world studio struggles of the artist, and the parallel internal fantasy universe of the artist as omnipotent destroyer and creator.

The Metaning is available to read on iOS and Mac OS 10.9 through iBooks, and can be purchased via the iBooks / iTunes stores. This digital edition was produced, in part, with a grant from The Australia Council’s ArtStart programme.

The Metaning by Matt Godden

Exhibition to be opened by Dr Michael Hill, Head of Art History & Theory at the National Art School, and Tim McEwen, Co-Founder and Art Director of Supanova Pop Culture Expo.

Opening reception to be held on Friday 3 July 6-8pm at Carlton Project Space, Carlton Street, Chippendale, across from UniLodge.

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