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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

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

‘Fractured Worlds’ (i) : Considering the photomontage work of Peter Lyssiotis

Covers of Feather and prey by Peter Lyssiotis.

Photomontage is the cause before it becomes the picture.  . . . For me, ideas present themselves as a presence. Their full realization depends not so much on thinking them, but rather in making them…. (ii) Spanning several decades of artists’ book production, Peter Lyssiotis’ work both openly probes contemporary political issues, while in many … Read more

Montage compositions in artists’ books and zines. Considering the cut, the paste and the page….

Siganto Foundation Research Fellow Dr Victoria Cooper is passionate about montage. Victoria’s passion for montage is evident in her writing and I look forward to sharing her investigative journey through the collection in the coming months. Here in her first blog, Victoria presents the foundation for what will be an exciting research project. As I … Read more