Last week, Albus Lumen launched Société Gazette, a biannual print project featuring a collection of original prints by a range of diverse artists, varied in their medium, culture and vision. Created to house unadulterated works by artists and creatives across the globe, the Gazette serves the purpose of providing artists with the space to express without inhibitions.
For Albus Lumen Founder and Creative Director, Marina Afonina, the idea was conceived from her love of imagery and creative collaboration. “This is something very personal to me. This freedom to create. I want a rebirth of imagery. A society where artists can express themselves freely,” Afonina said in a press release.
Among artists and creatives Debra Philips, Sanné Mestrom, Jenna Lee, Joel Edgerton, Orazio D’Ella, Vicki Lee, Derek Henderson, Izabela Pluta, Amanda Shadforth, Morgan Pilcher, Luke Shadbolt, and Lara Worthington were RUSSH's favourite creative couple, photographer Chris Colls and model and artists Alexandra Agoston. The pair contributed to two pages, featuring two photographs of Agoston by Colls, and two of Agoston's line drawings. "I loved the idea of a free creative space transformed into a newspaper... and the collaboration of a group of Australian artists." Agoston tells us of working on Société Gazette.
"My line drawings are personal moments, it feels really special to have them printed. I’m inspired by nature and organic shapes and always draw from life, forming my own interpretation of what already exists." She explains.
The works are presented across 60 double-sided foldout posters A1 in size, which allows for each work to be pulled out and viewed on its own, framed or tacked up as
a poster. In 2021 the Albus Lumen Société space will transform into a gallery with selected works from the launch issue of Société Gazette on show. The space will be open to the public during this time to view the works and purchase a copy of your own.