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Collaborative Mail Art Artists' Books


Collaborative Mail Art Artists' Books

A group for all book artists who are interested in collaborating on international mailed book projects.

Location: The World of 3.0
Members: 92
Latest Activity: Dec 26, 2017

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3.0 # 17 (CoLours/FolDing/ReCycling)

Started by cheryl penn. Last reply by cheryl penn Sep 13, 2016. 85 Replies

To make Life easier!I think it would be a good idea to have three choices as to the title? I think one would find they all cross-pollinate in any event. Please, we are ALL in the most experienced…Continue

An Encyclopedia of Everything - The Expanded Version

Started by cheryl penn. Last reply by cheryl penn Sep 8, 2016. 480 Replies

An Encyclopedia of Everything was put on Exhibition during the month of October at the KZNSA Gallery in Durban South Africa. An on-line catalogue is available for download from…Continue

3.0 # 16 (Letters and Alphabets)

Started by cheryl penn. Last reply by Petru Viljoen Apr 22, 2016. 126 Replies

3.0 # 16 (Letters and Alphabets)It’s hard to believe but we started these collaborations in 2010, but they have since gone from strength to strength.  This title was supplied by Martine Rastello…Continue

books from theboxgirl

Started by Erika Mordek. Last reply by Ruth Shaw-Williams Jan 13, 2016. 1 Reply

HI everyoneI have received 4 books from: Cheryl, stephanie, ruth and jo. I sent mine out late november. they are red. anyone received theirs?cheersErika (theboxgirl)Continue

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Comment by cheryl penn on August 19, 2014 at 16:05

Catherine, I will certainly look - thank you :-).  Please note - there were other Elegy to the Tree works, BUT they were not the book size of An Encyclopedia of Everything.  These works will go on show, but not as part of this installation X

Comment by catherine mc cue boes on August 19, 2014 at 14:34

Looks ok Cheryl, thanks for listing the review of my exhibition, Doug Spowart is a great supporter of artist books, so if you visit the site please make comments, Doug has taken up the Siganto Foundation on Artist books research.

See below. 

About the 2014 Siganto Foundation Artists’ Book Research Fellowship from the application details:

The Siganto Foundation Artists’ Books Research Fellowship, proudly supported by the Siganto Foundation, is to be used by an individual to undertake original research on one aspect of artists’ book practice, theory or history, making use of the resources contained within the collections of the State Library of Queensland’s Australian Library of Art. Subject to this general consideration, State Library allows the Fellow to determine expenditure of the funds and may require the Fellow to account for the funds awarded.

Comment by cheryl penn on August 19, 2014 at 2:39

And this one

3.0 # 13 (Anywhere you’re at)

3.0 # 13 (2) Kathleen Nartuhi – USA 

3.0 # 13  (20grs Maximo) Marcela Peral (Argentina)

3.0 # 13 (A Garden )  Klaus von Mirbach (Germany)

3.0 # 13 (A Victorian Hangman tells of his Love Poem by Bruce Dawe)            Catherine Mc Cue Boes (Australia)

3.0 # 13 (Architectural Decorations of Singapore)  Jesvin Yeo (Singapore)

3.0 # 13 (Asemic Writing) Cheryl Penn (South Africa)                                               3.0 # 13 (Before the Word) Judy Bourke (Australia)

3.0 # 13 (Blue Moon) TICTAC (Germany)

3.0 # 13 (Cuilan’s Vessel) Cheryl Penn (South Africa)                            

3.0 # 13 (съдина)  Cheryl Penn (South Africa)

3.0 # 13 (Imagine) Anete Ulmane (Latvia)

3.0 # 13 (Industrialized Objects) Theresa Easton (UK)

3.0 # 13 (Leda and the Swan) Catherine Mc Cue Boes (Australia)

3.0 # 13 (Machine Toys) Jack Oudyn (Australia)

3.0 #13 (Making Paper from Clothes) Stephanie Turnbull (UK)

3.0 # 13 (Mare Nostrum) Martine Rastello (France)

3.0 # 13 (Morning Coffee) Stephanie Turnbull (UK)

3.0 # 13 (My first Little Book of Fears) Robyn Foster (Australia)

3.0 # 13 (Pâte-sur-pâte Vessel) Cheryl Penn (South Africa)

3.0 # 13 (Poisonwood Bible Notes) Alicia Starr (USA)

3.0 # 13 (Reluctant Witnesses) TICTAC (Germany)

3.0 # 13 (Short Stories) TICTAC (Germany)

3.0 # 13 (The Ruin) Jac Balmer (UK)

3.0 # 13 (Touchstones) Ruth Shaw Williams (UK)


Comment by cheryl penn on August 19, 2014 at 2:39

IF you happen to see this message, please see if anything needs correcting/addition/alteration - thank you - its for the exhibition catalogue.

3.0 # 10 – Elegy to the Tree

Kathy Boyle - Australia

Lisa Iverson - USA

Sue Hobbs – South Africa

Laura Hudson – New Zealand

Catherine Mc Cue Boes

Kathleen Nartuhi – USA 

Cheryl Penn -   South Africa

Stephanie Turnbull – UK


3.0 # 11  Babel - Where the Babble Began 

Sue Hobbs - South Africa

Laura Hudson – New Zealand

Lisa Iverson - USA

Catherine mc Cue Boes - Australia (2 Versions)

Cheryl Penn – South Africa (2 Versions)

Marcela Peral - Argentina

Martine Rastello - France

Stephanie Turnbull - England

TICTAC – Germany


3.0 # 12 (Someone)

3.0 # 12 (46664 was SOMEBODY) Ken Ford (Australia)

3.0 # 12 (Kensa - Forty Years On) Kensa Rescorla (UK)

3.0 # 12 (Joseph Beuys) Svenja Wahl (Germany)

3.0 # 12 (Judy) Judy Bourke (Australia)

3.0 # 12 (Missing) Robyn Foster (Australia)

3.0 # 12 (Mona Lisa) Cheryl Penn (South Africa)

3.0 # 12 (Mrs Beryl Kitching) Catherine Mc Cue Boes (Australia

3.0 # 12 (Mrs Phyllis Attenborough) Catherine Mc Cue Boes (Australia)

3.0 # 12 (Ned Kelly) Stephanie Turnbull (UK)

3.0 # 12 (Patricia Florence)  Sue Hobbs (South Africa)

3.0 # 12 (Rorschach) Cheryl Penn (South Africa)

3.0 # 12 (She) Ruth Shaw Williams (UK)

3.0 # 12 (Someone Made This) Theresa Easton (UK)

3.0 # 12 (The Moth) Anete Ulmane (Latvia)

3.0 # 12 (To Be Somebody)  Petru Viljoen (South Africa)

3.0 # 12 (Turnbull) Stephanie Turnbull (UK)

3.0 # 12 (Victor Spillage) Christopher Skinner (UK)               


Comment by cheryl penn on August 2, 2014 at 20:10

Seeing as many of us have collaborated with Catherine, I think you should take a look at this link - what a fabulous exhibition. 

Comment by MailWorks on July 23, 2014 at 8:29

Great Cheryl, very courageous. I find David's poetry very difficult with work into an artist book. Looks very nice though. Regards, Bernd

Comment by sally chinea on July 23, 2014 at 4:52


trying to get with all this technology!

well done Cheryl 300 + books amazing achievement, love your response to my golden miles, will get my art clubs one done asap and will be with you soon!

just heard about a 'holes' project? sorry, missed the conversations  and cant seem to find it? keen to be part of it?  sally chinea

Comment by cheryl penn on June 22, 2014 at 3:41

Collaborative writing - fast becoming my favourite sport.

Book 8   – David Stone/ Cheryl Penn

Morning Masks

2 Books/4 Chapbooks.

Pushing and pulling, backwards and forwards, from Mandelstam’s black sun to Daedalus, from Bishop Berkeley to Pascal, the span of these words is wide.  The labyrinthine habitation  includes water and clock towers,  deep space and Nuremburg - not much goes untouched here.   For the finished poem, see:

Comment by cheryl penn on June 11, 2014 at 18:45
Comment by cheryl penn on May 3, 2014 at 20:52

Another section of collaborative writing done via email and made into a book for An Encyclopedia of Everything - Petru Viljoen/Cheryl Penn


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