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Adventure & Art: the fine press book from 1450 to 2011

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Adventure & Art: the fine press book from 1450 to 2011

Time: March 1, 2012 at 10am to May 31, 2012 at 6pm
Location: Leigh Scott Gallery, Level 1, Baillieu Library
Street: University of Melbourne
City/Town: Melbourne
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Phone: (03) 83446636
Event Type: exhibition, and, symposium
Organized By: Susan Millard
Latest Activity: Apr 25, 2012

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Leigh Scott Gallery, Level 1, Baillieu Library, 1 March to 27 May 2012

Adventure & Art, curated by poet and fine press printer Alan Loney, is about the printer’s craft, evidenced from the first printed books in the 15th century, and given a hugely influential impetus by William Morris and the Arts & Craft movement at the end of the 19th. This exhibition will show how a number of technologies that are obsolete in commercial terms are still current in creative & craft terms in the 21st century. Exhibited will be books from the Baillieu Library’s Special Collections from Europe, North America, New Zealand and Australia

A Symposium discussing the nature and definition of fine press books will be held from 2-5pm on March 9th 2012 in the Leigh Scott Room in the Baillieu Library.

Each of the speakers at this Symposium, has arrived at the fine press book in different ways. It is hoped that the Symposium will inform as much as interest and delight those who see the exhibition and attend the day's discussions.

Speakers at the symposium are Alan Loney, Andrew Schuller, Peter Vangioni, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Carolyn Fraser and Caren Florance. Attendees at the Symposium are invited to the exhibition opening following the symposium.

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Comment by Susan Millard on March 6, 2012 at 9:43

Hi Sarah,

The opening is getting close, next Friday. The show is mostly up now, looks great. I'll post some pics after the event!


Comment by Sarah Bodman on January 24, 2012 at 20:15

Hi Susan

This looks wonderful!

I have saved details for the Book Arts Newsletter, i wish I could go!

Best wishes


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