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2008 Southern Cross Uni's Acquisitive Artists' Book Award

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2 Blog posts about Noreen Grahame's 'Lessons in History Vol. II – Democracy'

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 7:31 0 Comments


I've posted two blog stories on Noreen's show. One contains pictures of the opening with some photos of the artists and their books. The other post is about Vicky and my book that's in the show...

Enjoy --- Doug…


Guest Bloggers @ SLQ Cooper+Spowart comment on 'Monologues'

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 22:18 0 Comments

The State Library of Queensland has just posted commentaries that Vicky and I have done on the artists' book 'Monologues', a book of mezzotints by Graeme Peebles and a text by Gottfried Benn.

It is a great opportunity to engage in a commentary about a significant work held by the SLQ that is available for online viewing. SEE link below...

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Qld Flying Art Awards - Please vote for our Artists' Book entry

Posted on September 2, 2012 at 18:57 2 Comments

WE NEED YOUR HELP – One of our Artists Survey Books has been uploaded on the Queensland Regional Art Awards website.

The ‘People’s Choice’ judging is based on an online viewing and voting system. For those unfamiliar with these little books they present a humorous and ironic view of the challenging issues facing regional artists. This book deals with issues associated with being a regional artist during the current extractive mining boom.

Hope you can…


2008 Southern Cross Uni's Acquisitive Artists' Book Award

Posted on September 8, 2008 at 17:47 4 Comments

SEE Artist Book 3.0 FORUM page for a PDF version of the Art of Book journal's review of the exhibition. Includes images of the Barratt Gallery display, the books selected by Judge Robert Heather and a review by Victoria Cooper.

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At 16:34 on August 20, 2012, Robert Heather said…

Doug this looks like one for you...

At 13:50 on May 26, 2011, Judy Barrass said…

Hi Doug (and Vicky)

Just a note to let you know I am using your CD of lovely page flipping books as an example in a series of alternative publishing workshops I'm doing for Sunshine Coast Libraries. Have just had a very nice hour or so revisiting all the books on the disc. - will be showing them to a couple of hundred people over June/July :)



At 16:15 on March 2, 2011, Pickaxe Publishing said…

Hi Doug, Yeah we have a connection through SCU. I graduated their 2003, as did my colleague Tim. (Pickaxe is a group effort). I came through SCU under Jan, Gary, Tim & Darren. We met somewhere along the lines I think, maybe when I was working under Pickafight Books, maybe through Noreen? I got acquired at SCU Books same year Hitting the Skids was, mine was the foamy book. I've long admired your work, always up to see more.

Keep in touch.


At 18:45 on July 18, 2010, David Dellafiora said…
Dear Doug
Sorry to have not wrote sooner to thank you for the excellent cd of photos, just about to put some on my blog, also thank you for the Zine. Had a hard month, my mother passed away so I went to the UK to sort everything out, just started to get back into the swing of making.
With the names its Vittore Baroni, Susanna Lakner and Rea Nikonova.
Field Study is just Field Study, Republic was a project and KART is just KART.
Will be getting a package of stuff to you this week.
all my best wishes
At 21:18 on June 18, 2010, Lyn Ashby said…
Hi Doug,
Yes, I remember that it was folio (double) pages, folded and glued (jac-paper, I think), half bound with book cloth and printed covered boards added for covers. The pages were thick because they were double thickness.
I guess quite some distance from POD really.
At 17:54 on April 15, 2010, Jay Dee said…
Thanks Doug! Look forward to hearing from you then :) Hopefully you and Victoria can come for a look at the studio at the same time - all the best, Jay Dee
At 17:02 on March 8, 2009, David Dellafiora said…
Hi Doug
Thanks for the interest in Field Study, here are the details of WIPE and ReSite.

Light-Weight Bookwork
Please send 40 sheets of printed toilet tissue. Open theme and technique, rubber-stamp,ectc.
No organic materials or traces please.
On going project, no deadline. Edition made every 20 participants. Copy of edition send to all taking part. Max size: 14cm x 11cm.
Send to: Field Study, P.O.Box 1838 Geelong, VIC 3220 Australia

Re – a prefix indicating repetition.
Site – the place where some activity or event takes place.

ReSite is a new assembling publication with a difference. All pages are to be conceived as having an element of audience participation or interaction. Works could take the form of scores, instructions, or interventions to be realized by the reader.

Send 40 copies size 21cm x14.8cm (A5). Copies have to be flat and landscape format. Please leave 2cms on the left hand side for the binding.
ReSite is an on going project, issue made every 20 participants.

Send to: Field Study, P.0.Box 1838 Geelong, VIC 3220 Australia

(Please note: Apart from Field Study Publications sent as gifts/ exchange, spare copies are also sold to institutions and artistbook collectors. Field Study is a non-profit project and all monies rised are ploughed back into the Field for future projects.)
At 19:14 on December 11, 2008, Robert Heather said…
Hey Doug and Victoria - this is the guy behind Field Studies:

He joined AB3.0...
At 10:02 on September 4, 2008, Robert Heather said…
Doug - have you tried posting some pictures here?
At 9:28 on September 4, 2008, julie barratt said…
Hi Doug and Victoria,
Thanks so much for the review and the images. Jan Davis from SCU was in the gallery yesterday so i gave her the one for the uni. She loved it as well. She will probably call you in the next couple of days.

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