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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

IMPRINT 50

Guest blogger Normana Wight looks at Imprint, the magazine of The Print Council of Australia as they celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2016. Prints  – Democratic  Art Works. Any one who has ever used a rubber stamp, or printed a potato – cut will know what a print is; any sort of repeatable image. Printmaking … 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

“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

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