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Australian artists' book exhibition in Paris

If anyone is over in Paris they should check out this exhibition organised by the winderful Noreen Grahame... 

'Une historie du livre d'artiste australien' an exhibition of Australian artists' books from the collection

Centre for the Artist Book


Cabinet du livre d'artiste

Université Rennes 2, France…


Added by Robert Heather on January 4, 2016 at 10:50 — 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

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

Centre for Fine Print Research publications

The Book Arts Newsletter for March – mid April 2015, No. 96 is now ready for download at:


Cover page BABE at Arnolfini

In this issue: 

National and International Exhibitions Pages 1 - 13

Announcements Page 13

Courses, Conferences, Lectures & Workshops Pages 13 - 25

Opportunities Pages 25 - 31

Book Fairs Pages…


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Some artists' books bits and pieces

Here are a few links that are worth checking out:


Added by Robert Heather on February 16, 2015 at 10:17 — 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…


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Job at the British Library

Here is a link to a fantastic gig at the British Library if you are knowledgeable at Persian manuscripts...…


Added by Robert Heather on March 12, 2014 at 9:12 — No Comments

Siganto Foundation artists' books series at State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Proudly supported by the Siganto Foundation, the artists’ books series in early April 2014 includes a White Gloves Tour, a public lecture, a beginners workshop, and a masterclass as well as two fellowships.



Added by Robert Heather on February 3, 2014 at 11:08 — 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

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

Ed Ruscha live in conversation at the New York Public Library

Ed Ruscha's work has profoundly influenced countless modern artists, but his artist books - such as Twentysix Gasoline Stations, Every Building on the Sunset Strip, Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles, and A Few Palm Trees - offer a unique opportunity to trace that influence directly to the near and far corners of the modern art world. For decades, a broad spectrum of artists have produced their own small books revisiting, rebelling against, and responding to the…


Added by Robert Heather on April 18, 2013 at 12:24 — No Comments

Article on Ed Ruscha book exhibition in New York

Artist's love of books inspires new generation


By Carol Vogel (The New York Times)

The artist Ed Ruscha stood in Gagosian Gallery in New York City, surrounded by paintings of books he has created over many decades. There were canvases that mimicked old tomes he found in flea markets and secondhand shops, and paintings of marbleized endpapers. There were renderings of open books more than…


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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

Artspace Mackay is calling for entries for the Libris Awards

Postal applications are being received now.

Artspace Mackay’s online application process for the Libris Awards will be active on Wednesday, January 25.

Contact: Artspace Mackay

Phone: (07) 4961 9722

Further information:…


Added by Robert Heather on January 25, 2013 at 11:01 — No Comments

Hamilton Wood Type Museum needs your help...

Australian artist Lin Tobias recently had a residency at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in the USA   and has asked me to pass this on:

I did not know this!!!…


Added by Robert Heather on November 19, 2012 at 10:38 — No Comments

Some articles on the 2012 New York Art Book Fair

The NY Art Books Fair was just on in the Big Apple - check out these articles...…


Added by Robert Heather on October 1, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

Advertising and stuff

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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