45 Years on: Mervyn Moriarty and the Flying Arts School in Queensland.

Ephemera Flying Arts Inc. Australian Library of Art.

October 2016 will see the opening of a retrospective exhibition of the artwork of Mervyn Moriarty at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts Brisbane. The exhibition will pay tribute to Mervyn Moriarty, founder of the Flying Arts School and the Brisbane Institute of Art. It will feature Moriarty’s works from the sixties to the … Read more

No More Happy Ever After

Blair Athol re-cut

Siganto Foundation Fellow Dr Lyn Ashby is close to completing his project investigating ‘story telling’ in the Australian Library of Art’s collection of artists’ books. Lyn reflects on findings and interpretations of story telling with this concluding post No more happy ever after. Tell me a story. Or I’ll tell you one. Our usual stories … Read more

Reading Montages: perceptions, dilemmas, edges and resolution.

‘And we stood alone in the silent night’

Siganto Foundation Research Fellow Victoria Cooper continues her research of the artists’ book & zine collections of the Australian Library of Art. Her passion for montage is evident in her lectures & writing. There is however a question which inevitably arises -what is the difference between montage & collage? Nomenclature Dilemma: Collage or Montage In … Read more

BUZZWORDS and BOOKWORKS

Page opening from "Les mots en liberté futuristes"

Siganto Foundation Research Fellow Dr Lyn Ashby’s investigation into the telling of stories by artists in books has resulted in an interesting & thoughtful discussion reflecting on the significance of historical foundations and ways of reading artists’ books and the parallels observed in our contemporary digital society. I sit down to write this blog. I … Read more

Telling Tales

Siganto Foundation Research Fellow Dr Lyn Ashby is investigating the artists’ book collection, seeking to discover the many aspects of stories that have been told through the medium of the artists’ book. Here are Lyn’s thoughts as be begins his journey with the artists’ book collection in the Australian Library of Art. Joan Didion once … 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

memory loss

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