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

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

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

“Nineteen seventy three” An Artist’s book by Paula Quintela

'1973' Paula Quintela

Artist & guest blogger Normana Wight has reviewed Paula Quintela’s artist’ s book 1973. The experience of viewing the work  posed challenges that Normana did not anticipate! Nineteen seventy three, an artist’s book by Paula Quintela  is a unique artist’s book, made in 2012 comprising aluminium slides, solar plates and collographs in a wooden box. … Read more

No More Happy Ever After

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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