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July 2009 Blog Posts (16)


Ed Hutchins just posted something about this site being updated on the US Book Arts list - it is worth having a look at.

Added by Robert Heather on July 31, 2009 at 10:37 — No Comments

Artists' Books: Visual Studies Workshop Press 1971-2008

An excellent history of the offset books produced in Rochester NY for nearly 3 decades is now available through the Visual Studies Workshop. Three of my early books were produced on one of their small presses there in the early 70's: A is For Applebiting Alligators, The Nymph of the Highlands, and Dream Pages. The Nymph book is featured on the page devoted to my work of that time. You can see all of the pages at my website here:… Continue

Added by Bea Nettles on July 26, 2009 at 2:04 — No Comments

Libris Awards

Libris Awards

The Libris Awards are Australia's premier national artists' book prize. An initiative of the Mackay Regional Council through Artspace Mackay, these biennial awards seek to develop awareness of the Council's significant collection of artists' books, and to develop the collection further through the acquisition of new works by leading Australian artists working in this field. The Libris Awards are open to artists living and… Continue

Added by Robert Heather on July 24, 2009 at 13:00 — No Comments

Libris Awards 2010

Libris Awards, 2010.

Entries close December 4, 2009 and selection will be December 18, 2009, delivery March 1 - 12, 2010.

I expect this information is also in some of the print media and on lists you may be subscribed to, but I thought I'd mention it here.

Added by Di Patmore on July 24, 2009 at 10:14 — 3 Comments

Book Artists' Book Club

I've already put my head above the parapet with this one on my blog (see blog posts here) so the idea's out in public but I hadn't thought to put it up here until now. If you're interested in participating, read on and get in touch with me...

I'm putting together a group of people who make artists books and/or book objects with a view to creating a sort of book club for book artists. A piece of writing (novel, prose, poetry,… Continue

Added by Sara Bowen on July 20, 2009 at 20:00 — No Comments

Sturt Winter School

I've just spent a chilly week at the Sturt Winter School in Mittagong, NSW, Australia, kneeling at the feet of Caren Florance (well not literally - that really would have been cold!) on her excellent 'Beautiful Books and Boxes' course. It's been a fun week and I came away with about a dozen books ranging from Asian stab bindings (which I've done before) to a caterpillar binding. The benefits of going on a course are many if, as was the case here, your tutor is knowledgeable, engaging and… Continue

Added by Sara Bowen on July 19, 2009 at 20:16 — No Comments

First International Network Encounter of Artis't Book, Illustrated Books and Art’s Editions.

Primer Encuentro Internacional en Red sobre el Libro de Artista, el Libro Ilustrado y la Edición de Arte. convoca a instituciones, centros educativos, universidades, talleres, asociaciones, colectivos e individuos, a participar en la primera edición del encuentro internacional en Red, sobre el libro de artista, el libro ilustrado y la edición de arte; que se celebrará durante los meses de MARZO, ABRIL Y MAYO 2010.

First… Continue

Added by librodeartista on July 16, 2009 at 22:10 — No Comments

Afternoon Tea at Hand Held

If you are in Melbourne this weekend, drop by Hand Held Gallery between 3-5pm for tea and cake and meet artists Melanie Wolfe and Lenni Morkel-Kingsbury. The girls will be in the gallery to chat about their current exhibition Axioms/Idioms: a mapping of language/culture; history/memory; emotion/truth.

Added by Megan Herring on July 13, 2009 at 16:00 — No Comments


Brisbane artist Glen Skein will be returning to Barratt Galleries this weekend to run a second weekend workshop. The first workshop was fantastic and produced some great books. Glen is known Australia wide for his assemblage and book works and it was wonderful to work with him over the weekend. There are a couple of places left for the upcoming workshop so let me know if you would like to join an eclectic group of artists for this great opportunity.…


Added by julie barratt on July 13, 2009 at 9:37 — No Comments

'like FONDling your SEAshell COLLECTION'

A beautiful exhibition of cyanotype prints and books will be opening today at Barratt Galleries in Alstonville by Toowoomba photographers/artist book makers Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper. The cyanotype prints are amazing and the documenting of the process involved in making these prints is shown in the beautifully bound artist book 'white shadows' which comes in its own perspex slip case. As well as the exhibition Doug and Victoria will also host a cyanotpye workshop at the gallery on… Continue

Added by julie barratt on July 11, 2009 at 9:38 — 1 Comment

Walter Hamady Website

For those interested, a website pertaining to the work of widely-known American book artist and collagist Walter Hamady (proprietor of the Perishable Press) is now online at www dot bobolinkbooks dot com /BALLAST/WSH dot html.

Added by Lester Wilson on July 10, 2009 at 5:03 — No Comments

Art Boot Sale - Artists' Books and Art Books - Poole, Dorset on 25th July

Art Boot Sale

in the gallery courtyard at KUBE (formerly The Study Gallery of Modern Art)

Information for artists

Art Boot Sale is a monthly event happening on every last Saturday of the month in the Courtyard at KUBE. July sale will take place on 25th July 2009, 11 am – 2 pm, allocation of the pitch from 10am.

Each art boot sale invites artists of ALL ART FORMS to show their work, however each month we focus on a certain art form and give 50% of places to one of… Continue

Added by KUBE gallery on July 9, 2009 at 1:14 — No Comments

blog giveaway bonanza

Just to let all you book lovers know that I am giving away a book on my blog this week.
All you have to do is comment!

"Postcards from behind the hedge and beyond"

Added by Louise Naomi Best on July 6, 2009 at 7:44 — No Comments

More Elfland

I've just posted the last batch of images of my very old book (1992!) Growing Up in Elfland. You can see the photos individually in My Photos, but if you want to see the book as a whole, I'd recommend viewing the "Growing Up in Elfland" Album. I'll warn you, though, it's full of bad drawings and worse poetry. I'm really only posting it as part of an historical record of my development as a bookbinder and book artist.

Now I'll have to dig through my things and decide what to… Continue

Added by Nicole Silvester on July 5, 2009 at 4:40 — No Comments

Wells Book Arts Summer Institute

Next week I am going to a workshop on wood type taught by letterpress printer and book artist Rachel Wiecking. I will post events and interesting information during the week.

Added by Janine Wong on July 2, 2009 at 7:33 — No Comments

beyondWORDS: BookFest 2009

beyondWORDS: BookFest 2009 at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies NJ, USA, June 11-29, 2009. An catalogue of this exhibition is available for viewing online at

Added by Helen Malone on July 1, 2009 at 13:01 — No Comments

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