Australian Library of Art – Showcase Update

The ALA-Showcase is a space where you can now explore a selection of artists’ books on various topics or themes exhibited throughout the year.
In June we selected sculptural works and in late July, preparation was underway by staff from Collection Preservation, to acquire the custom made gallery hanging track and frames, ready for the next installation.

Collection Preservation Staff

Collection Preservation Staff

Throughout August and to coincide with the Royal Queensland Show, the inspirational work of Caitlin Sheedy “My journey through the Ekka, August 2013” will be on display. The work is an unbound artist’s book with 55 numbered leaves of original drawings, hand coloured with gouache and watercolour on watercolour paper. When laid out side to side the work forms a continuous narrative with each page exactly meeting the next. The artist’s book provides a visual record of the many elements that comprise a day at the Ekka.

Janette Garrad, viewing the work of Caitlin Sheedy

Janette Garrad, viewing the work of Caitlin Sheedy

Australian Library of Art, Showcase

Australian Library of Art, Showcase

There will be a number of other works on display

Featured artists:

Sarah Bowen; Darren Bryant; Liz Deckers; Rebekah Evans; Louise Irving; Joanna Kambourian; Tim Mosely

Margo Douglas, Jan Hogan, Kurt Schranzer, Karen Papacek, Helen Malone, Sherrie Knipe, Wim de Vos, Helen Sanderson and Guiseppe Romeo

Book Artists on regular display in the ALA Showcase

Bernard Appassamy, Helen Sanderson, Klaus Zimmer, Adele Outteridge, Peter Rosman, Alex Selenitsch, Ronald King, University of Southern Queensland, Tafadzwa Gwetai, Arthur Azevedo,Annette Seeman, Stewart Scambler and Wim de Vos.

All artists’ books in the collection are catalogued on Onesearch and may be found there by searching “artists books”. (artists’ books & books about artists’ books) or “ALAAB” (locates artists’ books) Where copyright permissions can be obtained we are gradually fully digitising works from the Artists’ Books Collection.

You can sign up for a Library membership for immediate access to State Library’s collections and services and enjoy a digital experience from home. . Browse all digitised artists’ books

To view My journey through the Ekka, August 2013, and the sculptural works on display in the Australian Library of Art Showcase until November, visit level 4 of the State Library. All images courtesy of Janette Garrad

Janette Garrad, Senior Technician, Published Content, State Library of Queensland.