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as you were saying

Drawings inspired by quotes overheard in the streets, bars and cafes of Melbourne.

The artists - Claire Best, Jessica Crowe and Melissa Deerson - look at the sparks that are generated by unexpected connections between groups, individuals and the creative urge. As the collective ‘As You Were Saying’, they play with communication and creativity in everyday situations, reimagining the life of the city and its people in drawings, documentations, events and collections that are in turn beautiful, dark, absurd and witty.

Unafraid to hang out in the trophy room of dad jokes and the dive bars of bad taste, these artists see themselves as translators and soothsayers, interested in taking the mundane parts of everyday life and finding kernels of the extraordinary.


city of melbourne

The Janet Holmes à Court Artists’ Grant is a NAVA initiative, made possible through the generous sponsorship of Mrs Janet Holmes à Court and the support of the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts. City of Melbourne is committed to the Arts, as demonstrated by its funding of‘You Were Going To’ as part of the 2011 Arts Grants Program.








as you were saying
Published : July 2011
Format : PB A5-format 142pp
Publisher : Claire Best, Jessica Crowe & Melissa Deerson