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Caren Florance
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  • Canberra, ACT
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Textual Production

A venue to discuss different ways to get text into an artist's book. These days there are so many processes: handwriting, inkjet, offset, letterpress, silkscreen, and many more... let's talk about it.
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Bespoke Poetry: the poetics of the press at Penland School of Crafts

June 7, 2015 at 5pm to June 19, 2015 at 7pm
Handset letterpress allows poetry to be set with the care and attention that a bespoke jeweller dedicates to a rare jewel. Poetry is a dense substance, thick with potential, materially exciting. It is packed with meaning, and can be unpacked and repacked with an imaginative textual setting. This workshop will immerse students in the poetics of the press, with a strong emphasis on play: you will work with type and typography, creative presswork, hand-rolling techniques and other visual effects.…See More
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Bespoke Poetry: the poetics of the press at Penland School of Crafts

June 7, 2015 at 5pm to June 19, 2015 at 7pm
Handset letterpress allows poetry to be set with the care and attention that a bespoke jeweller dedicates to a rare jewel. Poetry is a dense substance, thick with potential, materially exciting. It is packed with meaning, and can be unpacked and repacked with an imaginative textual setting. This workshop will immerse students in the poetics of the press, with a strong emphasis on play: you will work with type and typography, creative presswork, hand-rolling techniques and other visual effects.…See More
Mar 15, 2015
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Redex : a celebration of the fold

Redex (above is a detail) is a printed arrangement of poetry by Owen Bullock, a NZ poet who is one of my PhD colleagues at the University of Canberra.It is a print, a single page-fold, and yet also a book in its own right.Owen and I both attended the Melbourne Codex Australia symposium and book fair in early 2014, and…See More
Nov 23, 2014
Caren Florance might attend Janis Nedela's event
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Between The Sheets: Artists Books Exhibition 2015. at Central Gallery, Central Institute of Technology

March 6, 2015 to April 2, 2015
Gallery East invites entries in the Between The Sheets: Artists Books Exhibition 2015.Selected work will be exhibited at Central Gallery, The Central Institute of Technology, 12 Aberdeen Street, Perth, Western Australia from 6 March to 2 April 2015.The exhibition will be shown in full on Gallery East's web-site and be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue.The exhibition is open to any artist working in the field of artist's books.Link for Conditions of Entry:…See More
Nov 23, 2014
Caren Florance liked Janis Nedela's event Between The Sheets: Artists Books Exhibition 2015.
Nov 23, 2014

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Your website address:
http://www.pretext.com.au
Name of institution/organisation/press/studio?
Ampersand Duck
Background
Currently a student at the University of Canberra, undertaking a creative doctorate exploring material poetics. I work with artist's books and other forms of creative publishing, usually in collaboration with poets. I am putting a lot of my empirical research into the Antipodean book community onto my archive website, Pretext.

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Redex : a celebration of the fold

Posted on November 23, 2014 at 13:18 0 Comments

Redex (above is a detail) is a printed arrangement of poetry by Owen Bullock, a NZ poet who is one of my PhD colleagues at the University of Canberra.

It is a print, a single page-fold, and yet also a book in its own right.

Owen and I both attended the Melbourne Codex Australia…

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Those Who Travel

Posted on April 28, 2010 at 19:30 0 Comments





Those Who Travel
is a labour of love for four Canberra artists. An exquisite artists' book of original poetry and images, it was produced voluntarily over the late summer of 2010 by all as an act of solidarity for the author, who has had to endure incredible bouts of illness over the past few years.



The poetry belongs to Dr Sarah Rice, a ceramicist and art theorist, and is a combination of… Continue

The book in your art

Posted on May 19, 2009 at 22:00 0 Comments


I'm teaching a weekend workshop in Bega on 6/7 June about incorporating book forms and ideas into a general artistic practice.

I'm also giving a public talk about books in art at the Bega Regional Library on the night of Thursday 4 June.

Bega is a small town on the far south coast of NSW in Australia.

Books to Hold or Let Go

Posted on May 14, 2009 at 0:30 0 Comments

Opening Thursday 14 May at Craft ACT, Canberra, and running to 20 June:





An exhibition of fine bookbinding in response to the Ampersand Duck volume Poems to Hold or Let Go (Rosemary Dobson and Rosalind Atkins, 2008). There are 23 binders, including Mia Leijonstedt, Sue Anderson, Genevieve Swifte, Molly Coy, Joy Tonkin, Wayne Stock, Lorraine Brown, Wendy Taylor, Linda Newbown and many others.



There will be an associated… Continue

Call for participants: <i>Books to Hold or Let Go</i>

Posted on August 1, 2008 at 0:28 0 Comments

Wanted: Craft bookbinders, to participate in a group exhibition of fine bindings responding to a single text.



The latest Ampersand Duck fine press volume is Poems to Hold or Let Go, a selection of poetry by Australia’s most respected poet, Rosemary Dobson (including a small number never before published in book format), with wood engravings by acclaimed Melbourne printmaker Rosalind Atkins. The volume is 56pp, printed using letterpress processes on Magnani laid paper. It is… Continue

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At 12:06 on June 27, 2012, Robert Heather said…

you star you...

http://youtu.be/8FlrYaJPxLI

 

At 20:42 on October 27, 2009, Louisa Boyd said…
'Me like a river' is such an interesting piece, amazing!
At 23:47 on May 27, 2009, David Frazer said…
Dear Caren, i replied (or thought i did) to your comments but i'm not sure that they worked, i think i may have just commented on my own page. i can't get my head around this modern technology. Anyway, just in case you didn't get them my workshops are in Castlemaine victoria (near Bendigo) (stupid me forgot to put that in the notice). Also i'm having a show in canberra at Beaver galleries in july. re my letterpress, for my latest book i did the letterpress myself. I picked some up in a garage sale. i don't have though all the furniture and qoins and stuff so i had to set it up with magnets and bluetack (luckily i didn't have much text). Previously i'd got it made up from some letterpress guy . David
At 0:56 on May 3, 2009, Sheree Kinlyside said…
Hi Caren. What's happening in ACT this year? Not that I need an excuse to visit there but a project would be lovely.
Pleased to say there is a new printmakers group up here just getting off the ground. Can I suggest your name as one we might use for visiting artist workshops?
Are you well?
Sheree (sheree@redragpress.com)
At 9:27 on March 9, 2009, Marian Crawford said…
Yes well he's been re-distributing last year's little exercises, so I rekon he may've learnt that lesson!
At 8:42 on March 9, 2009, Marian Crawford said…
Hi Caren
Our Artists's Book elective has Lots of Enrolments! So we are all very excited and Greg is enthusiastically preparing to teach them the ins and outs of setting type! Hope you're well,
Cheers, Marian
At 14:24 on January 26, 2009, Elizabeth Steiner said…
Hello Caren
I am very happy to have you use the photos mentioned for your newsletter
The title for the one with stitching over crossed tapes is ".Double Bush Binding" and was made for an exhibition organized by BOOK EXHIBITIONS AUSTRALIA.
Cheers
Elizabeth Steiner
At 20:07 on November 30, 2008, Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch said…
Thanks for the friendship add.
At 12:10 on November 18, 2008, Mel said…
Dear Caren
I am emailing to see if we can use your drawing of Bruce Dawe for the cover of the English Teachers Association journal ( NSW) - (called mETAphor) as we have an article about him in the journal . We will acknowledge you on the inside page if you approve.
Please email me on mdixon@loreto.nsw.edu.au if we can use this
Thanks
Mel
At 23:30 on November 3, 2008, Sheree Kinlyside said…
Thanks Caren. Yes, website is yet to be designed. Gave up my day job in June and felt I was like recouperating after a long illness for most of July and August! Now back with a vengeance...several projects to be finalised early next year (the first books off the press) but will post "in progress" photos soon.
hope all things good for you. Sheree


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