Siganto Foundation Artists’ Book Lecture 2017: Helen Douglas

Guest blogger and artist Normana Wight attended the Siganto Foundation Artists’ Book lecture given by Helen Douglas Sunday 26th March 2017 and dropped in on the  workshops taught by Helen the following week. Normana has written this story in response. Last Sunday Helen Douglas gave a memorable illustrated lecture here at the State Library of Queensland; it … Read more

Siganto Foundation Artists’ Books Workshop and Masterclass

Guy Begbie and Christene Drewe

The State Library, with the support of the “Siganto Foundation” has hosted an exciting week, with a series of events that began last Sunday with a white gloves tour of artists’ books, a performance piece by Clyde McGill, and an afternoon of informative lectures. On Monday, the first of a series of workshops, with internationally established book … Read more

Sandgate and Redcliffe acknowledge the work of Kathleen and Leonard Shillam

Len Shillam finishing a bronze sculpture of a penguin 1983

Leonard Shillam was born in 1915 in Brisbane and attended Brisbane Grammar School until 1931. He then enrolled at the Central Technical College in Brisbane. Kathleen O’Neill was born in Devonshire, England 1916. Her father was a freelance artist who worked from home and travelled frequently. In 1920 he visited Australia and encouraged his family … Read more

Electio Editions

Letterpress printers, poets and artists were amongst those treated to a wonderful afternoon when Alan Loney and Marion May Campbell spoke at State Library on Saturday 23 March. Alan has been writing poetry since the 1970s and learned to print letterpress in his native New Zealand where he published under the imprint Hawk Press. He … Read more

ALA welcomes its first Siganto Foundation Fellow.

Peter Anderson, Siganto Foundation Fellow for 2013

 Peter Anderson has been appointed as the first Siganto Foundation Fellow to undertake research in the Australian Library of Art.  Peter, a Queensland educated, Melbourne based freelance writer, curator and researcher has published numerous articles and papers in newspapers, magazines and professional journals. He has worked regularly as an art critic and commentator for newspapers … Read more