Saturday, June 28, 2014

PAGE.PRINT.POST. 50 Years of Artist Books

My one-of-a-kind vertical concertina books A Tall Tale, Lyrebird, Quicksand, Castles in the Hair and Bluebird have been curated into the artist book exhibition PAGE.PRINT.POST. 50 Years of Artist Books at the Post Office Gallery, Federation University, Ballarat.

Curators Debbie Hill and Geoff Wallis have selected a range of works that highlight the sheer diversity of book art over half a century, including Mail Art, Printed Books and Altered/Sculpted Books. These have been sourced from far and near, including UWE Bristol (UK) Geelong Arts Alliance and Field Study International.

The exhibition will include rare publications by artist book pioneers Ed Ruscha and Dieter Rot, May Stevens, Nan Becker Nancy Holt and members of  the Fluxus movement.
Artist books and postal art by contemporary artists, including Nicholas Jones, Deanna Hitti, Angela Cavalieri, Gracia and Louise, Deborah Klein, David Dellafiora, Sarah Bodman and Guy Begbie, will also be presented.
Pictured above: Deborah Klein, artist books (unique) 2013, pigmented drawing ink and acrylic on Khadi paper with cloth binding, 80 x 15 cm (open).

July 16-August 9 
Post Office Gallery*
Federation University Australia
Corner Sturt and Lydiard Streets 
Ballarat Vic 3350
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 1 - 4 pm

*(Just down the road from the Art Gallery of Ballarat)
Disabled Access
Convenient parking nearby on Sturt, Camp and Lydiard Streets
Official opening:
Saturday July 19, 4-6 pm
The exhibition will be launched by David Dellafiora, 
Co-founder Field Study International, 4pm for 4.30.