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September 2008 Blog Posts (16)

Jounal of Artists' Books

Current Issue: JAB23 Spring 2008

In JAB23 Stefan Soltek, Director of the Klingspor Museum in Offenbach, and Martina Weiss have written an essay that concentrates on the children's book Billy by Kate Steinitz who was forced to emigrate from Germany in 1936. The form or style of Billy emanates from the eruption of typographic innovations in European and Russian… Continue

Added by Robert Heather on September 24, 2008 at 17:30 — No Comments

New discussion group launching Weds 24th September

We believe that content is paramount for any artist’s book, yet format is also part of its context. We are currently working on a 2-year AHRC funded project ( at the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England, UK, where our aim is to create a manifesto for a canon of the 21st Century artist’s book.

This discussion will form part of the related publications, which as a whole, we hope will illustrate and contextualise all formats of artists’… Continue

Added by Sarah Bodman on September 23, 2008 at 20:41 — 1 Comment

Dianne Longley's books

Hi everyone,

Have just installed Dianne Longley's exhibition 'navigations' and wanted to share how incredibly beautiful this show is- full of fantastical, whimsical chine colle and intaglio prints and exquisite artist books from the most miniature boxed books with amazingly detailed drypoint etchings to her digitally printed 16metre long concertina. This exhibition compises over 50 works executed over the last 20 + years and is a testament to her skill and diversity as an… Continue

Added by julie barratt on September 19, 2008 at 7:37 — No Comments

Interview with Nicholas Jones, Book Sculptor

I have just found this interview by Lucy of The Design Files. She interview Nicholas Jones, book sculptor and includes some great photos of his studio in Melbourne. Enjoy!

Added by Jan Allsopp on September 18, 2008 at 9:33 — 1 Comment

Book Arts Newsletter No.44 Out Now

The latest issue of the Book Arts Newsletter (No.44 September 2008) is out now and contains a wealth of information, articles, reviews and snippets about artists' books and book arts events around the world including exhibitions, fairs, websites, awards, competitions etc. You can download a copy from the Centre for Fine Print Research website here.

If you want to submit information about your own events then contact Sarah.Bodman at

Added by Robert Heather on September 17, 2008 at 11:30 — No Comments

Artist Book exhibition proposals

Barratt Galleries is now taking proposals for exhibitions of artists' books and prints for the 2009 calendar period. For a copy of the submission forms and further details please contact the gallery at Solo and group shows are considered. A reminder also that Dianne Longley will be the resident artist at the gallery this Saturday, the 20th September and will be giving an artist talk at 1.30pm about her arts practice in general and artist books in particular.… Continue

Added by julie barratt on September 15, 2008 at 8:26 — No Comments

Exquisite Corpse Moleskine Exchange

I'm starting up the first ever (that I know of) exquisite corpse Moleskine exchange. I am participating in a couple of exchanges at the moment where there are themes (portrait/self portrait and Japanese fold) but once I had this idea I just had to have it happen and commit to yet another!

How it works - each participant buys their own Moleskine. For this exchange we will be using the small sketchbook. You then create your own title/sign-in page and draw/paint/whatever the first entry… Continue

Added by Jan Allsopp on September 14, 2008 at 7:57 — No Comments

Hand Held Gallery

Hand Held gallery has recently opened in Melbourne. Hand Held is an object gallery with a focus on Artist books. I am seeking book makers who are interested in showing their work in the gallery, either as part of an exhibition(solo or small group show accepted) or within the space I am referring to as 'the bookshop' where I am at an early stage of developing a collection of artist books on show (and for sale). If anyone is in Melbourne the gallery is open Mon-Sat 12-5pm so come on in. Check out… Continue

Added by Megan Herring on September 10, 2008 at 15:28 — 1 Comment

2008 Southern Cross Uni's Acquisitive Artists' Book Award

SEE Artist Book 3.0 FORUM page for a PDF version of the Art of Book journal's review of the exhibition. Includes images of the Barratt Gallery display, the books selected by Judge Robert Heather and a review by Victoria Cooper.

Added by Doug Spowart on September 8, 2008 at 17:47 — 4 Comments

COMMUNITIES AND THE ARTS CROSSING THE BOUNDARIES ACROSS GENERATIONS This 5 month project aimed to improve communication and understanding between generations within a given locality. The focus wa…



This 5 month project aimed to improve communication and understanding between generations within a given locality.

The focus was on establishing and improving links between young and old people in key community facilities, local schools and older sheltered housing.

The aim was to reduce the social isolation of many older people and… Continue

Added by Joanne B Kaar on September 7, 2008 at 5:30 — 2 Comments

Artist Book talk and exhibition

On Saturday the 20th September Dianne Longley will open a new exhibition titled "Navigations" at Barratt Galleries in Alstonville, NSW. The opening will be preceded by an artist talk in which Dianne will talk about her arts practice in general and in particular her artist book practice which spans some 30 years. Dianne recently had one of her books acquired in the Southern Cross University artist book award.

The ideas and images in Longley’s works relate to the history of the grotesque… Continue

Added by julie barratt on September 4, 2008 at 22:33 — No Comments

What is an Artist Book? - An Interview with Sara Bowen

This question was on my mind when I recently made a journey to see an exhibition of artist books at Barratt Galleries in Alstonville. I wondered how much I actually knew about artist books, even though I have made a couple myself! The question was all the more poignant as my travelling companion was Sara Bowen, printmaker, artist book maker and friend. I knew Sara’s entry for the Southern Cross Acquisitive Book Award did not physically resemble a book although it had many ‘book’ qualities.… Continue

Added by Jan Allsopp on September 4, 2008 at 18:51 — 6 Comments

Illustrated text - tradition of - in the middle east/indian region

Hi all,

I am in my Honours year at the SofA in Canberra and am really interested in the history/tradition of illustrated manuscript in the above region. I have found a few links dating back to the 10th-11th century, but have a feeling that it started way before that, especially coz there is evidence of text/manuscripts from the 6th century, atleast. Will someone know anything about this? Would love to hear any comments. Cheers

Added by Payal Sehgal Mahajan on September 3, 2008 at 18:15 — 3 Comments

Zines online

We Make Zines is an online community for zine makers and readers. Although there are many social networking sites out there, there is little that focuses on zines. We all have our myspace or blogs, but those accounts are filled with friends from work, from the third grade, people who don't know what a zine is and some who probably don't care.

Added by Robert Heather on September 3, 2008 at 13:30 — No Comments


I have a question about editioning. If I make books that differ only in the substrate e.g. I make some on commercial paper and some on handmade paper would they be considered to be one edition or two?

Added by Gail Stiffe on September 1, 2008 at 15:45 — 4 Comments

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