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Endless Present: Collecting ideas: conceptual art and artists' books

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Endless Present: Collecting ideas: conceptual art and artists' books

Time: March 20, 2011 from 1:30pm to 2pm
Location: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Street: 180 St Kilda Rd
City/Town: Melbourne
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Event Type: lecture
Organized By: Steven Tonkin
Latest Activity: Mar 7, 2011

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Speaker Dr Steven Tonkin, Curator, Public Art Collection, the Arts Centre


Artists’ books played a crucial role in the circulation of conceptual art to and from Australia. In assembling a library of artists’ books, Robert Rooney was an active participant in establishing an international artists' network. This floor talk will explore how his collection presents a fascinating firsthand account of conceptual art in the 1970s.


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180 St Kilda Road
Robert Raynor Gallery Level 3

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Comment by Sara Bowen on March 2, 2011 at 12:10
I'd love to see anything in print that comes out of this - sorry I can't be there.  Shame it doesn't coincide with Impact 7!
Comment by Robert Heather on February 25, 2011 at 14:17
Sarah - you will have to ask Steven - he may be interested in publishing something?
Comment by Sarah Bodman on February 24, 2011 at 19:11

Wow, this looks great Robert. Will the talk be available afterwards?


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Siganto Foundation Artists' Books Fellowship

The Australian Library of Art at the State Library of Queensland (in Brisbane, Australia)  is offering two Fellowships for 2014.

The Fellowships offer a stipend of AU$9,000 each, priority access to the collections, and research support from specialist librarians.

One Fellowship is available to artists’ books makers to create a new work based on SLQ collections.

The other Fellowship is for researchers interested in generating new knowledge about artists’ books from SLQ’s extensive and nationally significant collection.

Entry forms will be available from 24 March and applications open on 1 April 2014. Applications close on 15 May 2014.




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