Harvey School Pottery

In 1916 L. J. Harvey,  instigated pottery classes at Brisbane’s Central Technical College, and over a period of twenty years instructed dozens of pottery students in the pinch and slab building techniques, using slabs of clay. “The Harvey School” is recognised as the largest school of art pottery to have existed in Australia. Harvey’s renowned … Read more

Siganto Foundation Creative Fellow Peter Charuk delivers “Collateral Atmospherics: Evidence”.

Friday 3oth June was an exciting day in the Australian Library of Art when Peter Charuk delivered his new artists’ book “Collateral Atmospherics: Evidence”. The work is the culmination of his Siganto Foundation Creative Artists’ Book Fellowship. Along with the displayed book Peter also supplied two mock up copies of the book and his ‘ideas … Read more

Peter Charuk: Siganto Foundation Fellow 2016/17

Peter Charuk has joined the select group of Siganto Foundation Fellows to have the opportunity to create a new artists’ book based on SLQ collections. His long held interest in documenting landscape will be challenged as he seeks to discover evidence  in the collections of the rapidly changing landscape in Queensland.  Peter’s research is well under way as … Read more

Siganto Foundation Artists’ Book Lecture 2017: Helen Douglas

Guest blogger and artist Normana Wight attended the Siganto Foundation Artists’ Book lecture given by Helen Douglas Sunday 26th March 2017 and dropped in on the  workshops taught by Helen the following week. Normana has written this story in response. Last Sunday Helen Douglas gave a memorable illustrated lecture here at the State Library of Queensland; it … Read more