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George Baldessin 77

George Baldessin

Another guest blog by Normana Wight introduces the artists’ book ‘George Baldessin 77’. Having personally known George, Normana’s review reflects not only on the item in hand, but also the artist that she knew. ‘George Baldessin 77’ is unique; a festive little book; made to celebrate Christmas 1977. It is a treasure made by George … Read more

Carnival Songs: Lorenzo de’ Medici (1449 – 1492)

Continuing our guest blogs, Normana Wight introduces the artists’ book ‘Carnival Songs’. Normana is a respected printmaker who taught for many years at the University of Southern Queensland. Her work is represented by several artists’ books in the Australian Library of Art. ‘Carnival Songs’ is a deluxe large format artists’ book of the ‘Livre d’artiste’ … Read more

KNOW YOUR PRODUCT … or “Rockin’ in the Library”

IMA exhibition catalogue "Know your product", 1986

Another contribution from our Siganto Foundation Fellow Peter Anderson. Back in 1986 I wrote an essay for the catalogue that accompanied the exhibition “Know Your Product”, curated by Ross Harley for the Institute of Modern Art (September 11-27, 1986). The exhibition, which focussed on the complicated overlaps between music, art and other cultural practices, was … Read more

Artspace Mackay Libris Awards

Libris Award exhibition, Artspace Mackay

Last week I was honoured to judge the Artspace Mackay Libris Awards, the premier national artists’ book prize. There are three prizes: $10,000 National Artists’ Book Award, $2,500 Mackay Regional Artists’ Book Award and $2,000 Young Artists’ Book Award. Ninety works of a very high standard including everything from codexes, scrolls, altered books, and boxes … Read more

NO NAMES

Continuing our guest blogs this is the second contribution from our Siganto Foundation Fellow Peter Anderson. When I first began working in the Australian Library of Art’s collection here at the State Library, I wasn’t quite sure what I’d find.  This is particularly the case with ephemera, not least because it is usually material that … Read more

THE EPHEMERAL

Continuing our guest blogs this is the first blog from our Siganto Foundation Fellow Peter Anderson.   Like many of the things I’ve researched and written about, I find it hard to identify when I began working on my current project. As I’ve started to go through materials here in the Australian Library of Art’s … Read more