Australian Library of Art Showcase Update October 2016.

ALA Showcase Gallery

ALA Showcase Gallery

Another exciting collection of Artists’ books will be on show from late September and will be available to view throughout the holidays, until the next exhibition in January 2017.

The theme for this exhibition will be works created by the Siganto Foundation Artists’ Book Fellows. While some of the books were created as part of their fellowship and have been based on State Library collection materials, others are artists’ books from the Australian Library of Art Artists’ Book Collection that the fellows have made as part of their artistic practice.

Jan Davis –Creative Fellow 2014 / 2015

Drawing on the ground / Jan Davis.

Drawing on the ground by Jan Davis

Drawing on the ground by Jan Davis

Blogs

(1) One thing becomes another, early days

(2) Drawing, erasing and drawing again

(3) One thing becomes another

Doug Spowart – Research Fellow 2014 / 2015

Image courtesy of Doug Spowart

Image courtesy of Doug Spowart

Blogs

(1) The journey so far…

(2) Siganto Artists’ Book Seminar at SLQ

Julie Barratt – Creative Fellow 2015

Blair Athol recut / Julie Barratt

Blair Athol recut by Julie Barratt

Blair Athol recut by Julie Barratt

Blogs

(1) Blair Athol recut

(2) Blair Athol treasures and erasures

(3) It’s like I never left

Clyde McGill – Creative Fellow 2015

Seven conjectures on looking for place / Clyde McGill

Seven conjectures on looking for place by Clyde McGill

Seven conjectures on looking for place by Clyde McGill

Blogs

(1) Looking for Queensland: the poetry and magic of ephemeral evidence

(2) Looking for Queensland: the poetry and magic of ephemeral evidence

(3) Looking for Queensland: the poetry and magic of ephemeral evidence

Victoria Cooper – Research Fellow 2015/2016

 

Image courtesy Doug Spowart

Image courtesy Doug Spowart

Blogs

(1) Montage compositions in artists’ books and zines. Considering the cut, the paste and the page….

(2) ‘Fractured Worlds’ (i) : Considering the photomontage work of Peter Lyssiotis

(3) Reading Montages: perceptions, dilemmas, edges and resolution.

Ana Paula Estrada – Creative Fellow 2015/2016

Memorandum 

Image courtesy Ana Paula Estrada

Image courtesy Ana Paula Estrada

Blogs

(1) Memorandum-my book in progress

(2) Memorandum-my book in progress, II

(3) From the idea to the actual object

Lyn Ashby – Research Fellow – 2016

Lyn Ashby, Image courtesy, SLQ

Lyn Ashby, Image courtesy SLQ

Blogs

(1) Telling tales

(2) Buzzwords and bookworks 

(3) No more happy ever after 

Marian Crawford – Creative Fellow – 2016

Picturing the Island by Marian Crawford

Picturing the Island by Marian Crawford

Picturing the Island by Marian Crawford

Picturing the Island by Marian Crawford

Blogs

(1) Banaba/Ocean: picturing the island – Marian Crawford

(2) Books and time in SLQ

Book Artists on regular display in the ALA Showcase

Bernard Appassamy, Helen Sanderson, Klaus Zimmer, Peter Rosman, Alex Selenitsch, University of Southern Queensland, Tafadzwa Gwetai, Arthur Azevedo, Annette Seeman, Stewart Scambler, Guiseppe Romeo 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

Visit the ALA Showcase Gallery, located on level 4, of the State Library to feast your eyes on these wonderful works.

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