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Artist, printmaker who specialised in artist books. Artist run studio that also provides workshops and a fine arts printing service.
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The exploration of book as a means to convey ideas has held my interest for a decade or more. My first attempt to draw up a range of ideas from the words of others was at postgraduate level. The book titled, “The hanging of Macbeth” was a large project based on the work by William Shakespeare. The portrayal of the Weird Sisters in the play, ‘Macbeth’ proved to be incredible sources of influences and complexities. My intention was not to provide a literal commentary of the play but to interpret it wholly in personal imagery, using it as a vehicle to express and give form to my ideas. 


From that time on book art has taken me on many journeys and I find that using literature fact or fiction, scientific or political is a constant and successful way of working. Recent work explores the possibility of human cloning in the ‘Eve Revisited’ from the book of clones. While ‘The Red Shoes’ series investigates children’s stories from a different viewpoint.


My book art may be a standing installation, shadow boxes or tiny work that fits in ones hand. Materials used in creating my book art are determined by the subject matter and by my response to the topic



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Breathing Space

Posted on February 21, 2016 at 10:21 1 Comment

For those living in Brisbane, Breathing Space is an extraordinary exhibition on at Graydon Gallery, opening on the 25 February at 6 to 8pm. Six regional artists, all working in Queensland bring together the wealth and diversity  of regional arts. As well as works from my new artist book  "The secret Lives of Girlfriends" there will be the unbelievable sculptural work by John Olsen,  whimsical assemblage work,  by Trevor Spohr, the delightful paintings by Sue Hutton,…


Review of Book As Art exhibition its a good read thanks to Doug

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 10:52 0 Comments 

A review, these guys are doing heaps for artist books, please read when you have time.

opening night Book As Art

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 16:48 0 Comments

The Book As Art was a great night, with a good turn out of artists friends and some critics all enjoyed the music, food and wine. The opening speech by the Programs officer  Roana was very informed and the guest speaker, renowned artist and writer Jennifer Mcduff  delivered a fantastic talk on the book as an art form Moreover nine works were sold with a genuine interested in the works presented. …


Book As Art opening night

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 16:28 0 Comments

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At 0:05 on August 18, 2014, Ruth Shaw-Williams said…

Thanks for your lovely comment Catherine, much appreciated.  I'm looking forward to making books full time now - utter bliss!

At 9:24 on July 25, 2014, Ruth Shaw-Williams said…

Many thanks for your lovely comment Catherine, sorry - only just picked it up.  I hope you will receive my book soon...

At 6:20 on May 27, 2014, cheryl penn said…

Great photo's Catherine - looks wonderful - far better in real life I imagine - books are hard to exhibit AND photograph X

At 6:03 on March 19, 2014, Margaret Genever said…

HI Catherine, Lovely books! Thanks for asking me to be your friend. Cheers, Margaret

At 20:24 on December 23, 2012, Peta Margaret Lloyd said…

I've just looked at your books Catherine....they are gorgeous, I love the variety of bindings you have used and that you're a printmaker.

Thanks for your comments about my books.

At 20:10 on September 29, 2012, Lau said…

Thank you very much! I love your work too!

At 23:23 on September 3, 2012, Lisa Iversen said…

Beautiful prints, and I love the "Putting a Lid on It!"

At 9:29 on June 9, 2012, Kathy Boyle said…

love your box installation

At 14:05 on October 23, 2011, janis melville said…
Look forward to seeing your book installation Jan
At 10:00 on August 13, 2011, Tom Virgin said…
Your work is very nice as well, I have prints with Print Arts Northwest in New Zealand... right around the corner from you. My website is  more there. thank you

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