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Peter Charuk: Siganto Foundation Fellow 2016/17

Peter Charuk has joined the select group of Siganto Foundation Fellows to have the opportunity to create a new artists’ book based on SLQ collections. His long held interest in documenting landscape will be challenged as he seeks to discover evidence  in the collections of the rapidly changing landscape in Queensland.  Peter’s research is well under way as … Read more

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

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