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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

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

What a day!

Guy Begbie

The Siganto Foundation Artists’ Book Lecture 2016 in April was a huge success. A white gloves experience displaying the creative and research projects of past and present Siganto fellows kicked off the day.  This unique experience not only allowed participants to examine a beautiful display of artists’ books and research material but to also talk … 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