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Artist's Book Residency Grant

The Artist’s Book Grant is a six- to eight-week residency for artists to produce a limited edition book work. Working intensively in our studios, artists print and bind their own books, and are encouraged to create an edition size no larger than 100 and no smaller than 50.

The grant includes a stipend of $350/week, up to $750 for materials, up to $250 for travel within the Continental US, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can provide technical advice;…


Added by Women's Studio Workshop on August 31, 2016 at 3:14 — No Comments

Paid Studio Internship

This six-month internship provides $300/month stipend, free on-campus housing, unlimited studio access, and the opportunity to exhibit work at the end of the term. Studio Interns work with staff and resident artists on projects that may include printmaking, papermaking, book arts, and arts administration, in addition to assisting with the ongoing operations of the facility.

The number of artist's book projects varies from year to year, but studio interns will definitely help…


Added by Women's Studio Workshop on August 31, 2016 at 3:17 — No Comments

Art-in-Education Artist's Book Grant

The Art-in-Education Artist’s Book Grant is an eight- to ten-week residency awarded to two emerging artists to create a new artist’s book and teach young people.

Our Art-in-Education (AIE) program is a model for arts education and operates in conjunction with the Kingston City School District. AIE provides a high quality arts experience by bringing students to a professional artist’s workspace and giving…


Added by Women's Studio Workshop on August 31, 2016 at 3:15 — No Comments

Things are happening...

If you want to find out what is happening in the world of book arts then your first stop should be to download the latest copy of the Book Arts Newsletter - Issue 97 includes articles, events, exhibitions and events around the globe and can be found at at

Here in Melbourne we are looking forwards to the 1st Art book Fair at the National Gallery of Victoria this…


Added by Robert Heather on April 29, 2015 at 18:05 — No Comments

Revolve:R 2


Revolve:R, edition two is soon to be published. We would like to offer you the opportunity to preorder a copy of the new edition (with a RRP discount of 50%) as well as the option to purchase Revolve:R giclée prints at discounted prices.

Your support will help us raise the remaining funds…


Added by MailWorks on April 7, 2015 at 20:21 — No Comments

Bristol Artist's Book Event 11-12 April 2015

Come along to BABE2015! A free event over 11th-12th April 2015 at Arnolfini, Bristol, UK. 113 national and international artist publishers, free tours and talks over the weekend!…


Added by Sarah Bodman on April 5, 2015 at 2:39 — No Comments

Special issue of Latrobe Journal "Creating and Collecting: Artists' books in Australia"

Des Cowley, Anna Welch and myself were recently the guest editors of special issue of The LaTrobe Journal, the State Library of Victoria's schoilarly journal on the theme of "Creating and Collecting: Artists' books in Australia'.

The issue includes…


Added by Robert Heather on March 25, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

An Encyclopedia of Everything Turns 300 Books

20th July 2013.

I have started the collation (massive task!) and systematic documentation of all the works received for An Encyclopedia of Everything, for an on-line catalogue due for down loading when this installation is exhibited in October (D.V. at the KZNSA Gallery in Durban). Two highpoints stand out for me. One, the date of An Encyclopedia of Everything turning 100 books was 29th July 2013. This means that in just a year, over 200 books have been made and swopped and travelled…


Added by cheryl penn on July 22, 2014 at 4:30 — No Comments

State Library appealing for funds to buy artist book

The State Library of Victoria (Melbourne, Australia) has launched is annual appeal to raise funds towards acquiring new items for its collection. This year the Library is seeking cash donations towards acquiring a copy of La Fin du Monde, a key 20th-century illustrated book. Printed in…


Added by Robert Heather on May 23, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

Melbourne artists books in season now.

For some reason it seems to be artists' books season here in Melbourne at the moment.

Recently the National Gallery of Victoria opened a rare exhibition of works by William Blake, usually considered the granddaddy of all artists' books artists.  It includes watercolours, illustrated books and prints from their collection including 36 of his watercolours from The Divine Comedy. Any serious examination of the history of artists' books seems to commence…


Added by Robert Heather on April 16, 2014 at 23:40 — No Comments

Castlemaine artist crowdfunding for 10 metre long concertina book

FLOATING HORIZON is a 10m long, single flowing image folded into a book. Like a feature film shot in a single take. Its full colour and printed at the same size I hand drew it, completely finished, and absolutely ready to print. Firstly, I'm asking you to pre-purchase a copy for $40, so that I can pay for the print run. Secondly, and this is really important, I need your help spreading the word to your friends who you think would love a copy. Getting it to go viral, just a little, is…


Added by Robert Heather on November 14, 2013 at 14:42 — No Comments

Artist’s Book Yearbook 2014 - 2015 now available!

Essays: A history of Café Royal by Craig Atkinson; Against Orthodoxy: A ramble in the woods of art by John Bently; Field Study International: Celebrating 20 years in the Field by Sue Hartigan; Women’s Studio Workshop: feminist history and birth of an era…


Added by Sarah Bodman on October 9, 2013 at 1:35 — No Comments

Doug Spowart on photobooks in Victoria

Artist book and photography enthusiasts Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper recently dropped in a for a coffee and a couple of days wandering around the State Library on their way to the Ballarat Foto Biennial. While there they  posted this blog entry about photobook awards...


Added by Robert Heather on September 11, 2013 at 21:30 — No Comments

MCBA, Minneapolis, USA

I am in Minneapolis on an unofficial artist residency at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts! Arrived Friday and I am here until Monday 29th July for the Biennial and to make a new book work and prints based on insects and architecture inspired by the cityscape.…


Added by Charlotte Hall on July 25, 2013 at 13:24 — 1 Comment

Tall Tales: An exhibition of artist's books and miniature paintings

This is my first show to focus primarily on artist's books. They are one-of-a-kind concertina books which open vertically to reveal the Tall Tales which give the exhibition its name.

Deborah Klein


Exhibition launch: 6 - 8 pm, Thursday, 13 June…


Added by Deborah Klein's Page on May 23, 2013 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Sheffield International Artists Book Prize -first post!

Now in its fourth edition, the Sheffield Artists Book Prize not only offers prizes to the winning art work but also gives give an opportunity for all entrants to have their entries displayed in an unique way. Rather than being stuck in a gallery, the exhibition gives visitors a chance to actually engage with the art and think about Book Art more as a whole.

It is also important to us that as well as engaging with the local art community here in Sheffield, we want to explore…


Added by SIABP on May 16, 2013 at 2:16 — No Comments

Describe Artist Books 3.0

I need some feedback on this site from our members - can you describe for me what benefits you see from Artist Books 3.0 and why you think it is worth being part of this online community?


All the best,



Added by Robert Heather on January 30, 2013 at 12:30 — 8 Comments

Guest Bloggers @ SLQ Cooper+Spowart comment on 'Monologues'

The State Library of Queensland has just posted commentaries that Vicky and I have done on the artists' book 'Monologues', a book of mezzotints by Graeme Peebles and a text by Gottfried Benn.

It is a great opportunity to engage in a commentary about a significant work held by the SLQ that is available for online viewing. SEE link below...

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Added by Doug Spowart on October 15, 2012 at 22:18 — No Comments

Codex Australia Launch

Come and join us for the launch of Codex Australia on Tuesday August 7th at 6pm in the Leigh Scott Room, Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne.

CODEX Australia Incorporated is a non-profit organisation dedicated to preserve and promote the handmade book as a work of art in the broadest possible context and to bring to public recognition the artists, the craftsmanship, the achievements, and the rich history of the civilisation of the book in Australia.



Added by Susan Millard on July 27, 2012 at 13:55 — 2 Comments

The Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition is seeking an additional 12 artists' book makers

The Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition is seeking an additional 12 artists' book makers for its project, An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street. We are seeking the very best people that we can find who will provide us with artists' book responses to the 2007 car bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad. We have an extensive exhibition schedule that will start in 2013, one that includes the U.S., the UK., Europe, Australia, and Cairo, Egypt. This call will run from July 1st - July 30th, 2012. We…


Added by Sarah Bodman on June 27, 2012 at 2:53 — No Comments

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Available to everyone: Robert Jacks & Printed Matter 

10 September - 24 October 2016

Printed Matter is pleased to announce Available to Everyone: Robert Jacks and Printed Matter, curated by Peter Anderson.

The exhibition presents two connected bodies of material: a survey of artists’ books by Australian painter, sculptor and bookmaker Robert Jacks (1942-2014), and an extensive selection of publications drawn from Jacks’ own collection, many of which were purchased from Printed Matter in the early years of the organization.




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