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No More Happy Ever After

Blair Athol re-cut

Siganto Foundation Fellow Dr Lyn Ashby is close to completing his project investigating ‘story telling’ in the Australian Library of Art’s collection of artists’ books. Lyn reflects on findings and interpretations of story telling with this concluding post No more happy ever after. Tell me a story. Or I’ll tell you one. Our usual stories … Read more

Reading Montages: perceptions, dilemmas, edges and resolution.

‘And we stood alone in the silent night’

Siganto Foundation Research Fellow Victoria Cooper continues her research of the artists’ book & zine collections of the Australian Library of Art. Her passion for montage is evident in her lectures & writing. There is however a question which inevitably arises -what is the difference between montage & collage? Nomenclature Dilemma: Collage or Montage In … Read more

Sol LeWitt

Back cover : 'Sol LeWitt : artist's books'

Guest blogger Normana Wight has reviewed the conceptual works of Sol LeWitt, sparked by an installation in Queensland Art Gallery for the Asia Pacific Triennial. ‘Artists’ books’ are, like any other medium, a means for conveying ideas from the artist to the viewer/ reader. Unlike most other media they are available to all at a … Read more

Remnants of The Demolition Show

The Demolition Show at the Observatory Gallery

The State Library has recently made available a fabulous collection of materials relating to an exhibition held at the “Observatory Gallery” in Brisbane. “The Demolition Show” was an exhibition curated by “John Stafford” in 1986 to mark the demise of the relatively short lived Observatory artist-run space and the area that surrounded it, in Little … Read more

What a day!

Guy Begbie

The Siganto Foundation Artists’ Book Lecture 2016 in April was a huge success. A white gloves experience displaying the creative and research projects of past and present Siganto fellows kicked off the day.  This unique experience not only allowed participants to examine a beautiful display of artists’ books and research material but to also talk … Read more