Yearly Archives: 2014 Back

THE JOURNEY SO FAR – Siganto Foundation Artists’ Book Research Fellow Doug Spowart provides an interim report.

Anne Thurmann-Jajes, in the catalogue essay for the exhibition ars photographica, states that: ‘In very general terms, it is possible to say that half of all artists’ books produced to date have been based on photographs’ (Thurmann-Jajes and Hellmold 2002:19) . In many ways this statement and its implications has inspired my investigation of the … Read more

Tim Mosely re/membering touch

Last week the Australian Library of Art  had the pleasure of hosting Tim Mosely’s exhibition re/membering touch: an anthology of artists books from silverwattle bookfoundry in the Fox Family White Gloves Room. The exhibited works were an exploration of ‘haptic touch’ which Tim has undertaken for his PhD, with the exhibition being reviewed by Australian … Read more

2014 Siganto Foundation Fellowships

Jan Davis with one of her prints

The recipients of the 2014 Siganto Foundation Fellowships have been announced. The Siganto Foundation Artists’ Books Creative Fellowship has been awarded to Jan Davis. Her project One thing becoming another: labour-infused artist’s books which investigate lives of toil in nineteenth and early twentieth century rural Queensland will look at farm and station diaries held in … Read more

Limes (Lim/es)

Guest blogger Normana Wight has selected a particularly luscious artists’ book from the collection to review, one which will appeal to the medievalist, Italophile, lovers of contemporary poetry and artistic photography. There is a particularly beautiful artist’s book at the State Library of Queensland; It is called ‘Limes’ or ‘Lim/es’ (emphasis on the ‘e’). In … Read more

Artists books from the beginning: a workshop with Susan King sponsored by the Siganto Foundation

Twelve enthusiastic artists joined artist Susan King during the weekend of April 12-13 at the State Library of Queensland to discover the pleasure of using simple tools and structures to start making artists’ books. Further inspiration was gained with a viewing of a selection of artists’ books from the ALA collection. Work then began in … Read more