Join Commonplace Books on Thursday, April 15th for an exclusive launch party of Tess Guinery’s revised and expanded edition of The Apricot Memoirs.
An in-person reception will begin at 6:00, followed by a virtual event at 6:45. Tess will be joined for an in-conversation by Teresa Archer of Darling Magazine.
What started as a break from Australian artist Tess Guinery’s rapidly growing design business turned into an instinctive, playful experiment with words, colors, and sounds—and eventually into a tangible book, The Apricot Memoirs.
This collection of poetry and prose, thoughtfully illustrated and printed on colored paper, is infused with grace and playfulness. It explores love, personal growth, creativity, spirituality, vulnerability, and motherhood in the art medium of words, all the while creating a rich portrait of a deeply empathetic, talented, and whimsical artist. Esoteric, mysterious, and unfailingly beautiful, The Apricot Memoirs is an invitation to dig deep, embrace the uncomfortable, and free your creativity, unbound.
Tess Guinery is a dancer by upbringing, a designer by trade, and an artist by calling. After graduating from the Karl Von Busse Institute of Design in Australia, she started her own freelance business. She soon established herself as a sought-after creator, but with design work bursting at the seams, Tess pressed pause and decided to take a sabbatical to explore her inner artist, to express, and ultimately to create unbound—which led her to the making of her tangible art piece, The Apricot Memoirs. She currently lives by the sea in Palm Beach, Australia, with her stuntman husband and their three spirited daughters.