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Dreamcatcher South Africa  

PaintUp with Kamamma - Dreamcatcher South Africa
Melkhoutfontein, Stilbaai, Western Cape, South Africa - Opens 22nd & 23rd March 2016

I am thrilled to have been invited to participate in the PaintUp with Kamamma mural initiative with Dreamcatcher South Africa, which seeks to restore the cultural memories of the community of Melkhoutfontein in the Western Cape, as well as build a dignified and propserous future for the people by transforming their town into a photographic tourist destination. Artists from all over the world are coming to create murals that reflect Melkhoutfontein's rich cultural heritage, and I will be spending 4 weeks from Feb 25th until March 26th painting murals inspired by prehistory and rock art of the region. COme and join us for the launch on 22nd & 23rd March!!

Art for Peace D&D AOI  

Art For Peace - Dreams & Divinities - Art of Imagination
Atelier Gustave, 36 Rue Boissonade, 75014 Paris - Vernissage 22nd March - Finissage 26th March 2016

I am thrilled and honoured to be included in a new travelling show for 2016 - the Dreams and Divinities & Art of Imagination Art for Peace Exhibition beginning at the Atelier Gustave on the 22nd March 2016, with further venues in England and Germany to be announced. My painting Yaxal Vinajel (What I Saw In The Blue Sky) will be joining a glittering array of artists including Alex Grey, Brigid Marlin, Liba WS, Mark Henson, Martina Hoffmann, Otto Rapp and many more. There are 53 artists drawn from the visionary, surrealist and fantastic art genres and I am delighted that my work will be joining such shining company.


On Vision and Being Human
A new approach to visionary experience in the 21st century - Released November 1st 2015

I am delighted to announce the publication of my book, entitled 'On Vision and Being Human: Exploring the Menstrual, Neurological and Symbolic Origins of Religious Experience'. This essay explores the problems presented by visionary experience in the modern world, and suggests symbolic cognition as a way to come to a new understanding of the human being in the 21st century as living in two different worlds, one of scientific evidence and one of imaginative colour. This beautifully-presented 340-page book features 30 beautiful monochrome visionary illustrations, as well as endnotes and detailed annotations. It is to be published on November 1st 2015, but preorder from THIS PAGE will be available from September 1st. 'On Vision and Being Human' will also be available from Lulu, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other notable outlets in the autumn. A book preview will soon be available.


Two new gallery exhibits are now online here at biroz.net. The PaintUp with Kamamma gallery shows some of the mural design sketches I have created for the community of Melkhoutfontein in the Western Cape of South Africa. I will be travelling there to paint the murals in February and March 2016, so more updates soon. The other new gallery is a selection of illustrations from my recent book On Vision and Being Human. From April 2016, the Voice Project will begin again in earnest, so keep an eye out for updates there soon!

On Vision

Xibalba Logo  

Xibalba Books
Announcing the launch of Bruce's publishing imprint

My publishing imprint, Xibalba Books, will soon be ready to roll. I have been self-publishing limited edition art books and occasional collections of poetry for several years under the 'Xibalba Books' name, and with the publication of my new essay On Vision and Being Human, I have decided to formally launch it as a venture and make my formerly limited edition books more widely available. This will include Eleusis, my treatise and painted series on the Eleusinian Mysteries as well as two poetic works, Minver Stories and Xibalba Songs. Two publications are also scheduled for 2016.

D&D Fernal  

The Encyclopaedia of Fernal Affairs
A new and unique International Visionary and Surrealist Art publication released May 29th 2015

I am excited to announce the release of a very special book entitled the Encyclopaedia of Fernal Affairs, a wild and wondrous 245 page revelation of Visionary and Fantastic Art from over 100 artists, and featuring magical myths and artful legends to illustrate the collective vision of a paradisiacal Garden of Fernal Delights that we have been working on for the past two years. Curated by Liba Waring Stambollion​ and Gromyko Semper​, the book also features Fernalese, my invented language which was created for the book, and whose words and characters help weave the unique blend of stories and images into a beautiful vision. The Encyclopaedia is limited to an edition of 1000 copies, and you will not see anything like it on the art market. Click the image at left to explore this unique and fascinating collective expression of artistic joy!

Voice Project  

The Voice Project - UV Update!
Creating a 13-panel, 33-ft long visionary mural of the Island of Britain

My Voice Project, my initiative is to create a 13 panel, 33 foot long visionary mural expressing the imaginal and mythical visions of the Island of Britain, has reached an interesting stage, with the acrylic underpainting and the first draft of the UV image completed. I have also significantly overhauled the Voice project exhibit pages here on my website, and beautiful scans of the latest stages can now be seen, including the UV image that lends a powerful sense of the project's magical, mythical imagery. Though I've been working on this since 2010 in one form or another, there's a long way to go yet!

archaic visions  

Archaic Visions
A blog of thoughts and explorations from Bruce Rimell on the Visionary Art Exhibition website

On my visit to Mexico in 2014, the talented artist Otto Rapp, who runs the online visionary art hub Visionary Art Exhibition, invited me to begin a blog on the site and thus was born Archaic Visions, a regular column of short, focussed essays upon archaeological artefacts, mythological images and non-Western worldviews. I am also using the blog to serialise my grand thesis on visionary experience in the 21st century, entitled ON VISION AND BEING HUMAN. An illustrated book of this thesis is planned for late 2015, and I'm delightfully grateful to Otto for the space in which to muse!


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