Marian Crawford Dictionary / Pictionary, making ‘Picturing the Island’

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Late last month Marian delivered her artists’ book ‘Picturing the island’ along with a companion work ‘Manaeba/meeting house’ which signaled the completion of her work for her Siganto Foundation Creative Fellowship. The final work is a poignant investigation of her childhood home and memories reminisced using historical documentation. Marian provides an insight into her work with this … Read more

Australian Library of Art: Creative Artists’ Book Fellowship 2016

Image: 'The Little Hole' (detail), 1996, Ron McBurnie and Fred Pohlmann, Australian Library of Art, SLQ.

The Australian Library of Art Artists’ Books Collection at State Library of Queensland is a nationally significant collection. Thanks to the generosity of the Siganto Foundation, the Australian Library of Art at SLQ is offering an artists’ book fellowship for the creation of a new work based on State Library collections. Five artists have been … Read more

Books and time in SLQ

 'Truk canoe, with bananas on board, approaching our ship.’ Akira Matsumura

Siganto Foundation Creative Fellow Marian Crawford, reflects on her time in the library and how this informs her creative work. Alberto Manguel’s book The Library at Night explores the habit of collecting and owning books, aka The Library. He comments ‘Knowledge lies not in the accumulation of texts or information, nor in the object of … Read more

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

Siganto Foundation Research Fellow Dr Victoria Cooper is passionate about montage. Victoria’s passion for montage is evident in her writing and I look forward to sharing her investigative journey through the collection in the coming months. Here in her first blog, Victoria presents the foundation for what will be an exciting research project. As I … Read more

Australian Library of Art – Artists’ Book Fellowships

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The Australian Library of Art Artists’ Books Collection at State Library of Queensland is a nationally significant collection. Thanks to the generosity of the Siganto Foundation, the Australian Library of Art at SLQ is offering a further two Artists’ Books Fellowships. The Creative Fellowship is open to artists’ book makers to create a new work … Read more

Looking for Queensland: the poetry and magic of ephemeral evidence III

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Clyde ‘s journey as the Siganto Foundation Fellow seeking ‘Queensland’ is gathering momentum as the ephemeral evidence accumulates. Continuing on, scrutinizing the fragments, the temporary bits and pieces lying along the margins of state, of place, the hypotheses of the here and there… I apologise for the number of watercraft, prewrecks, perhaps even priorsinkings that … Read more