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August 2008 Blog Posts (13)

Art Deco books?

Just a quick note to say that I went to the Art Deco exhibition at the NGV yesterday and was very surprised to see some wonderful art deco bookbinding included in the show as well as a copy of Sonia Delaunay's Illustration for Blaise Cendrars's, La Prose du Transiberien et La Petite Jehanne de France (Editions des Hommes Nouveaux 1913). Probably I shouldn't have been surprised because the exhibition has come from the Victoria and Albert… Continue

Added by Robert Heather on August 25, 2008 at 10:25 — 2 Comments

My latest collage fills the perspex box that Wim de Vos gave me for the 10 year celebrations for The West End Studios in Brisbane

Every print maker and artist book producer who has an association with the studio founders - Adele Outteridge & Wim de Vos have been given a box as well. The show and cake cutting celebrations are set down for 3:30pm Saturday the 13th September 2008, with "words" by Jeraldene Just. The blurb says from 2:00pm at Factory Two, 2nd Floor 35 Mollison Street West End. Phone +61 7 3844 8469 for further details (and the party is sure to go on until the wee hours)!

Here's a snapshot of the… Continue

Added by malcolm enright on August 23, 2008 at 17:30 — 2 Comments

Oriental papers in Melbourne

I apologize if this is the wrong forum to be raising this, but I felt it was a bit broad for any single group stream.

I am wondering if anyone knows of a good shop for oriental papers in Melbourne? The Sydney shop Amazing Papers looks great, but I find it difficult to match colours shopping online, and I'd like to be able to actually go into a shop. I am in Brisbane and have visited Eckersley's which is the best source I know of here, but next week I'll be in Melbourne so I thought I could… Continue

Added by Amanda Watson-Will on August 22, 2008 at 11:26 — 11 Comments

SCU Artists Books Awards 2008

Online catalogue can now be accessed online here.

the exhibition continues until 10 September at Barratt Gallery.

Added by Robert Heather on August 18, 2008 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Call for Book Artists

Artists' Book Fair Liverpool

The Artists' Book Fair will take place as part of the Liverpool Independents Biennial on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th November in the city-centre. This will be the first artists' book fair in Liverpool and we are looking for artists who would like to show their books, multiples and paper-based or printed works. If you would like to apply for a table at the artists' book fair please e mail up to 5 images (each image under 1mb please) and a short statement… Continue

Added by Emily Speed on August 17, 2008 at 6:45 — No Comments

SCU acquisitive artists' book award and exhibition at the Barratt Galleries, Alstonville

I had a fab time at Julie's gallery on Saturday, having driven up from Coffs Harbour with Jan Allsopp and Deb Wall. It was a bit of an adventure as I'd not been to Alstonville before, nor had I visited an artists' book event and I really didn't know what to expect. Well what a revelation! Lots of people, which in itself is encouraging, and 70-odd wonderful books of all sorts, shapes and sizes. Stupidly I failed to make any sort of note in my trusty moleskine about which books caught my eye, but… Continue

Added by Sara Bowen on August 13, 2008 at 21:33 — 1 Comment

checking out the books in Brisbane and northern rivers areas

I've got to the state library but helen is gone home and the gallery is closed but i can use the computers.
I don't know if the gallery in the library will be open tomorrow as it's a public holiday tomorrow in brisbane.
Hopefully the state gallery will be open and GOMA will be open.
Can't wait to see the books
judy in brisbane

Added by judy bourke on August 12, 2008 at 18:47 — 1 Comment

Book Arts Newsletter - out now

The latest issue of the Book Arts Newsletter is out now from the Centre for Fine Print Research.

This issue (No. 43 August 2008) includes information and articles about national and international artists' books exhibitions; announcements; opportunities; courses and workshops; upcoming artist book fairs; festivals and conferences; internet news; new artists' publications and… Continue

Added by Robert Heather on August 12, 2008 at 15:30 — No Comments

lots of work for one little book

I've been working on this little book that used to be a diary from my hairdresser. I've painted the pages over about 3-5 times or more, each page. This means I have to wait until each page is fully dry before going onto the next page.
then I decided to do some drawings over the painted pages and now I want to put glaze over each drawing. it takes forever!! I don't have any pictures of the book. I wish I'd taken pictures as I went along. I doesn't have a name yet either.

Added by judy bourke on August 12, 2008 at 1:15 — 2 Comments

Northern adventures

On the weekend I went to Lismore to select works for the 2008 Southern Cross University Acquisitive Artists' Books Award. The SCU is very active in Australian artist books circles and the award is a strategy for developing a collection of artists' books for research and teaching purposes within the Library. Each year they offer AU$3,000 towards acquisitions of artists' books from… Continue

Added by Robert Heather on August 11, 2008 at 18:30 — 8 Comments

New NAVA website - another source of information for artists

I've put this up as a blog post , wondering if anyone will find it useful. I got an email a couple of days ago about a new website for artists set up by Australia's National Association for Visual Artists (NAVA). You can get to it at While much of the content is directed at Australian artists, some of it (like building a web presence, e-commerce etc) could be useful wherever you live. It is very new - not a lot of comments yet, and little interaction… Continue

Added by Sara Bowen on August 4, 2008 at 10:59 — 1 Comment

Freestyle artists books event in Brisbane

Did anyone attend this and could give some feedback on how it all went?

Added by Robert Heather on August 4, 2008 at 10:29 — 2 Comments

Call for participants: <i>Books to Hold or Let Go</i>

Wanted: Craft bookbinders, to participate in a group exhibition of fine bindings responding to a single text.

The latest Ampersand Duck fine press volume is Poems to Hold or Let Go, a selection of poetry by Australia’s most respected poet, Rosemary Dobson (including a small number never before published in book format), with wood engravings by acclaimed Melbourne printmaker Rosalind Atkins. The volume is 56pp, printed using letterpress processes on Magnani laid paper. It is… Continue

Added by Caren Florance on August 1, 2008 at 0:28 — No Comments

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