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

Artists books from the beginning: a workshop with Susan King sponsored by the Siganto Foundation

Twelve enthusiastic artists joined artist Susan King during the weekend of April 12-13 at the State Library of Queensland to discover the pleasure of using simple tools and structures to start making artists’ books. Further inspiration was gained with a viewing of a selection of artists’ books from the ALA collection. Work then began in … Read more

Master Class with Susan King sponsored by the Siganto Foundation

Twelve artists joined Susan King for the ‘artists’ books master class’ held at the State Library of Queensland, sponsored by the Siganto Foundation Monday 7th April to Wednesday 9th April 2014. The workshop focused on form and content for artists’ books. Day one kicked off with writing exercises after being introduced to Natalie Goldberg’s seven … Read more


In conjunction with Metal as anything, the retrospective exhibition of Ron McBurnie’s work, Ron spent last weekend at State Library. On Saturday he taught a drawing and watercolour workshop and on Sunday did an artist’s talk in the Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery and later a more extensive illustrated presentation.    Ron writes: “I had a … Read more

Impress Printmakers portfolio

Impress Printmakers Studio is an enthusiastic and dedicated Brisbane group of Printmakers who offer a studio space and workshops for a broad range of printmaking processes. Impress and Brisbane City Council are currently refurbishing the historic Substation No.8 at Kedron into a printmaking access studio and gallery. To celebrate the launch of the new studio the … Read more

Bookbinding Workshop

Coptic binding and concertina folds.

On Monday 28th May 24 participants gathered in the Studio at the State Library to begin a five day workshop with leading U.S. book artists Keith Smith & Scott McCarney. The workshop was proudly sponsored by The Siganto Foundation. Although the participants’ experience of making books varied from none to accomplished,  all were keen to … Read more