This exhibition of the Australian Bookbinders focuses on contemporary practice in the art form known as Design Binding. On display are over 40 books with unique bindings created by 33 artists; 22 from Australia ( 7 Canberra Guild members), joined this year by 11 from Estonia. Members are Dario Castello, Fabienne Devillard-Nicolaj, Erika Mordek, John Tonkin, Joy Tonkin, Terence Uren and Vicki Woolley.
Photos of exhibition space and books can be viewed here.
Library Gallery, UNSW Canberra (ADFA), Northcott Drive, Campbell, Canberra
17 October – 28 November
Book Art Object an exhibition of Australian and International artists’ books made by the Book Art Object (BAO) project in response to British artist Sarah Bodman’s book project.
This selection from 100 books showcases an exciting variety of creative, portable approaches to the book as art. BAO is an informal group of book artists scattered around the globe. Under the BAO banner artists make small editions of handmade artists’ books in response to texts and exchange them with each other. Caren Florance and Terence Uren worked on two stories each, and the books that they have received in return form the exhibition.
ACT Writers Centre’s Exhibition of Artists Books 27 May – 6 June
Opening night Thursday 27 May 2010 5.30 – 7.00pm
Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 117 Reed St Greenway (overlooking the Lake)
Tuesday to Friday 10am -5pm, Saturday and Sundays 1pm-4pm.
Plan to spend some time at the exhibition because there are so many fascinating books to look at and wonderful stories to read.
The ACT Writers Centre has sponsored an exhibition which challenges the idea of what is a book. In this exhibition books themselves are works of art, yet they still explicitly tell stories. The handmade books being exhibited are diverse, interesting and of a consistently high quality. They have been made by local, interstate and overseas book artists. Includes books by CCBG members.
There is a wide range of book forms in the exhibition from traditionally bound books (such as Barb Adams and Libby Thomas’s book Unfinished Lives) to less traditional forms (such as Eric Davies’ japanese style bound journal about Canberra) and also books in sculptural forms made from non-traditional materials. The subject matter of the stories ranges from sombre subjects like death (such as Maureen Piggins’ concertina book Echo) to delightful children’s stories (such as Susan Bonthron’s book Hen & Duck Get Slim).
The exhibition was curated by Jane Schauer with advice from Caren Florance. Many of the books being shown are for sale.