Contribute a story to my new book - "Bumpy Roads and Tip Top Sandwiches"
Following on from my first book "Eggs With Soldiered Toast Buttered Well" that collected the memories from Australians that grew up in modernist homes I am collecting a new series of memories - this time about the Aussie road trip.
Sticky Golden Gay Times in the backseat, hours of staring out the window playing I Spy and the constant nagging "are we there yet?" Memories of the excitement as the motel hatch opened with your tray of Tip Top bread and Vegemite.
I would love to hear your stories about your family road trips and summer holidays at beach houses for my new book “Bumpy Roads and Tip Top Sandwiches."
Please fill out the box below and attach any family photos you might have from road trips, motels and beach houses growing up. Images are optional as I will illustrate what your memory conjures up. Enter as many stories as you like!
"Eggs With Soldiered Toast Buttered Well" 2019
‘Eggs With Soldiered Toast Buttered Well’ is a series of paintings by Eliza Gosse based on the memories of Australians who grew up in modernist homes built toward the middle of the twentieth century. This book presents Gosse’s series, collating amusing if somewhat mundane stories that link the
architectural quirks of this typology with that which occurred within its walls.
By rendering modernist architecture in gouache alongside anecdotal experiences, Gosse posits the importance of design of this era within the broader narrative of Australian domesticity. There is a risk that how we tell and retell our collective histories of home will be lost over time as much of this architecture finds itself erased.
Each book comes with a limited edition woodblock print by Eliza Gosse.