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April 2010 Blog Posts (13)

Artspace Mackay's Focus on Artists Books Forum

Dear Members (particularly Australian members)

I am trying to get some feedback about
Artspace Mackay
's Focus on Artists Books Forum, particularly from those of you who did not attend the Forum this year. The numbers dropped this year…


Added by Michael Wardell on April 29, 2010 at 12:30 — 4 Comments

Those Who Travel

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

Added by Caren Florance on April 28, 2010 at 19:30 — No Comments

Changes at Ning

Apparently Ning is going to introduce charges for all users. I will endeavour to stay up to date about how that will impact upon this site - which is pretty much run as a hobby rather than a project - and let you know what effect it may have on keeping it running.

Added by Robert Heather on April 28, 2010 at 12:09 — 1 Comment

Impact opportunities

The Print Council of Australia is interested in hearing from galleries, museums, studios, presses, tertiary institutions and other printmaking organisations around Australia that may be interested in organising exhibitions, hosting visiting international artist residencies, running courses and workshops in association with the Impact 7…


Added by Robert Heather on April 28, 2010 at 10:24 — No Comments

CraftScotland feature on papermaking and bookbinding - and free prize draw

CraftScotand are currently featuring papermaking and bookbinding.
And a free prize draw - open to UK residents only. They have 40 copies of 'Papermaking and Bookbinding Coastal Inspirations' by Joanne B Kaar to give away!!
Click the link to find out more:…

Added by Joanne B Kaar on April 23, 2010 at 19:16 — No Comments

beach art

now i have my site i need to work out how to make it work.....tell a story , be conceptual and meet the criteria of the unit..thinking tank is working over workbook is cramming with possibilities.

Added by selena smith on April 23, 2010 at 9:05 — No Comments

Bongoût Gallery | Graphic Design Studio | Art Book Publisher - gallery assistant vacancy

Bongoût is looking for a half-time gallery Assistant.

Bongoût are looking for a presentable and highly service minded German individual with fluency in English. Additional language is a plus.

A social skill is a must. Knowledge in the field of contemporary art and music is a given.

We need an outgoing person who frequently attends gallery and museum openings, concerts, events/parties and is involved in Berlin's cultural… Continue

Added by Sarah Bodman on April 21, 2010 at 0:19 — No Comments

An exciting couple of Months at Hand Held Gallery

The next few months are going to be very exciting at Hand Held with an fantastic calendar of exhibitions lined up , many of them book arts exhibitions by Melbourne based as well as interstate artists.

Opening May 6 is Paul Compton's 'Houses of Blood and Rapture' a collection of pop-ups, fold-outs, zines and prints exploring Australian haunted houses (until May 29).

In June the much anticipated… Continue

Added by Megan Herring on April 20, 2010 at 16:50 — 1 Comment

New Australian book arts publication launched

It's with great pleasure that I announce we launched the new quarterly publication, the Australian Book Arts Journal, at the Mackay conference, Focus on Artists Books V, and that the support at having an all Australian journal for showcasing the work of many talented artists is here! There's been great interest in the current selection of articles and the comments have been more than favourable!

ABAJ is about you so take…


Added by Linda Douglas on April 19, 2010 at 12:27 — 1 Comment

An Examination

Good morning everbody,

the japanese tea master Takendo made an exam for the student Joo. Joo had to clean the garden full of foliage. Joo raked so long till the ground was perfekt clean. Then he looked at the garden and then he gave a shake to an bough so that some foliage falled down. Joo passed the exam with distinction.

Thats my work these days with "The van Eycks and their followeres", Regenerator-Project for UWE and Sarah Bodman.…


Added by Klaus von Mirbach on April 13, 2010 at 18:10 — 1 Comment

article on private presses

I am planning an essay for the UK Whittington Press's journal Matrix on Private Presses in Australia in the 21st century, building on the work of Geoffrey Farmer to give an account of private press activity after 2000. If you are currently operating a press or know of one that is or was recently in operation please let me know. I have yet to decide where to draw the line as regards presses that produce Artist's Books but am unlikely to…


Added by andrew schuller on April 12, 2010 at 13:18 — No Comments

Review of 'Tablelands, Perimeters and Parameters'

A review of the Kuranda Arts Cooperative Ltd (KACL) group exhibition 'Tablelands, Perimeters and Parameters' can be seen in Australia's Art Monthly magazine (April 2010 Issue).

One of my artistbook images Euca (section flat detail) has been selected and published in this review article.…


Added by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch on April 10, 2010 at 5:30 — No Comments

Doverodde Book Arts Festival ll

Doverodde Book Arts Festival ll

Artists’ books book objects hand bound books

Festival: Friday-Sunday 14-16 May, 10 - 17 each day

Official opening: 14/5 1pm - D.Phil Else Marie Bukdahl

Exhibition - theme: ⌘ place of interest -… Continue

Added by Sarah Bodman on April 6, 2010 at 20:49 — No Comments

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