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July 2008 Blog Posts (22)

a story

Once there was a girl. She was a marvellous girl, pretty and talented. People loved her, and she loved herself. She could, with a word, well people up so big in their hearts that they thought they’d explode. But she also knew other words. Other words to break and tear and disappoint.

The girl’s oldest friend was a giant, who was loud and bumbling. The giant wanted to be gentle, but could, with just her weight and bulk, smash precious things into smithereens. Precious things like… Continue

Added by poppy malik on July 31, 2008 at 23:20 — 1 Comment

Jade Peglers exhibition, the Demonstrables

jade is one of the leading young artists in Australia at this time. Her installation, which was opened last night by Peter Fay, will go till 7th September 08 at Wollongong city Gallery, NSW, Australia, 1 hour south of Sydney.
Check it out. her Melbourne exhibition was a sell out. She has been our artist in residence for the last year.
Books, paper, recycle materials, sculpture like you've never seen before.

Added by judy bourke on July 26, 2008 at 2:11 — No Comments

looking for artists's books exhibitions in brisbane from 12th to 15th august 2008

I will be in Brisbane to see the Picasso and to go to the state library of Queensland exhibition of books. I'd hate to miss any artist books shows that i could easily get to. Does anyone know of any book shows in Brisbane at that time?

Added by judy bourke on July 26, 2008 at 2:00 — 8 Comments

do you need it?

lately i have been thinking about words, shapes, helping and dancing.

ways these things have been coming out are in love-letters, little pretties [fold-over drawings that stand by themselves on the desk], and drawings of dancers and maybe a video if i can get my friend to help me.

for a little while i was worried that i wouldn't be able to put any of them together.

or that they wouldn't work. sometimes i only make things because i want to tell someone, anyone,… Continue

Added by poppy malik on July 25, 2008 at 9:49 — No Comments

doggett st exhibition

if you would like to see any of this stuff in its 3d form, come along to doggett st studio, 85 doggett st new farm brisbane, 22nd august to september 13th
i you're in melbourne, you can come and see me at the firestation print studio in armadale [2 willis st]
i'm very new to book making and am finding it to be a great vector for my prints. you guys look you're making a whole lot of amazing sculptures.

Added by bronwyn rees on July 24, 2008 at 23:17 — 3 Comments

handling of artist books in public galleries

I recently picked up a work from a group exhibition. The work was taken down and packaged in bubble wrap but not folded in the concertina way it was delivered nor in the box I had chosen, provided and labelled with my name. I asked for the box but was looked at blankly by the staff member, probably a volunteer, who was packing up the show.

The work needed to be packed and stored as I had delivered it so it would not be damaged nor cause problems when next I got it out to exhibit.

I… Continue

Added by judy bourke on July 24, 2008 at 3:00 — 1 Comment

I just posted my intro movie to my paper at "focus on artists' books 3 in Mackay Australia

here's the link to my blog:

Added by malcolm enright on July 21, 2008 at 19:45 — No Comments

Making books from porcelain

Over the next month or so I will be documenting my progress as I try to make my first artist's books in porcelain.

I have two books planned, an accordian and a flag book. With rigid "pages" like clay, another material has to be used to allow movement. The other option is to make the book as a purely sculptural piece, subverting the whole idea of movement and progression through the book, by creating an immovable form.

I have started posting my progress on… Continue

Added by Amanda Watson-Will on July 21, 2008 at 11:30 — 5 Comments

Y O U R D O C U M E N T S P L E A S E ?

I am thinking that somebody else on here MUST be in this exhibition. I can t be the only one ? !!

Its an exhibition with 250 artists works in and its all related to the phrase "Your documents Please" The pieces submitted by the artists - had to be the size and thickness (or thereabouts) of a standard passport. The exhibition which is currently in Japan launched at its second venue, the day before yesterday.

I… Continue

Added by Aine Scannell on July 20, 2008 at 8:30 — 2 Comments

One of my best "friends"

Added by Aine Scannell on July 20, 2008 at 6:52 — 2 Comments

Making in Mittagong: Sturt Winter School

books at the window

Click here to see more photos from my Sturt Winter School flickr set

Goodness, we made a lot of booky things last week. Nine keen students, one keen teacher, and we were off. I think the… Continue

Added by Caren Florance on July 18, 2008 at 9:00 — 3 Comments

'Micro-Pages' - Call for interest

Micro-Pages is a project that hopes to start a conversation about the issues surrounding the display of artists books. Displaying book art is a constant struggle between the conservation and preservation of books and the exhibition and public viewing of books which in have it in their nature to be handled.

Calling all book artists and libraries and archive centres for interest in a book art microfilm project.

‘Micro-Pages’ is an idea for a book arts exhibition. A series of… Continue

Added by Abigail Thomas on July 18, 2008 at 1:00 — 3 Comments

It's Only a Papermoon

Papermakers of Victoria Exhibition 'It's Only a Papermoon' opens this Sunday at Box Hill Community Arts Centre. About half of the entries are artist books.… Continue

Added by Gail Stiffe on July 17, 2008 at 10:51 — No Comments

Blog entries

When you add a blog entry on your Page it will also appear on the Main Page - so it is a great way to stimulate some comemnts and discussions, promote awareness of your events, exhibitions and workshops or post photographs and images of your works.

I would also suggest that people check the main page regularly for what activty has been occurring, new photos that have been posted and new members.

Added by Robert Heather on July 16, 2008 at 18:21 — 1 Comment

A few links to (some) of my recent artist book material:

Dear Aine, and Artist Books 3.0 friends

. . . thanks for staying, viewing and multiple comments on the viewerpage blog recently - I'm sort of more private with the artist books I have produced, I guess it comes from having a 39 year design career, a collecting background with loads of curatorial and mentoring experience.

Art directors have a need to continually hype themselves, (to build the next job & build their practice awareness) in my case "word-of-mouth" has worked a… Continue

Added by malcolm enright on July 16, 2008 at 15:30 — No Comments

Into the Fold

I have submitted the book Time and Tide to Into the Fold exhibition, It is a series of cyanotypes on hemp paper depicting the phases of the moon held together in a star binding. I like the way it sits when extended into a circle.…


Added by Gail Stiffe on July 4, 2008 at 10:31 — No Comments

Adding pictures of books

sorry everyone
I need L plates here. I got a bit confused and added too many images to the gallery pages. I didn't realise they would all be visible to everyone and take up so much space. I guess I'll work it all out eventually :(
this is such a great site.

Added by judy bourke on July 4, 2008 at 2:00 — 1 Comment

new member

I just discovered this place through a comment on the Book Arts web. It looks wonderfully eclectic. I have had trouble finding people who know what I'm talking about. When I went looking for artists retreats and workshops, while I found many yummy ones, it was the same chunking of painters, writers, typographers, papermakers, binders, postmodern theoreticians of the sublime, and what-all into only semi-porous groups. Here, the first thing I find is a workbench forum on use of text in artists… Continue

Added by Charles Brownson on July 3, 2008 at 12:06 — No Comments

Southern Cross University Artists Book Award

For anyone interested, this award was established to promote artists books in the north coast region ( NSW ) and to make acquisitions for the Southern Cross University Artists Book Collection. Generally a number of artists books are acquired with the acquisition funds rather than one. The award has already established itself as an exhibition that exemplifies the diversity of artists book practice in Austalia after running for 4 years.

entries close on the 18th of July, to find out… Continue

Added by Tim Mosely on July 3, 2008 at 11:09 — No Comments

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