Siganto Foundation Creative Fellow Peter Charuk delivers “Collateral Atmospherics: Evidence”.

Friday 3oth June was an exciting day in the Australian Library of Art when Peter Charuk delivered his new artists’ book “Collateral Atmospherics: Evidence”. The work is the culmination of his Siganto Foundation Creative Artists’ Book Fellowship. Along with the displayed book Peter also supplied two mock up copies of the book and his ‘ideas … Read more

Peter Charuk: Siganto Foundation Fellow 2016/17

Peter Charuk has joined the select group of Siganto Foundation Fellows to have the opportunity to create a new artists’ book based on SLQ collections. His long held interest in documenting landscape will be challenged as he seeks to discover evidence  in the collections of the rapidly changing landscape in Queensland.  Peter’s research is well under way as … Read more

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