From March 17, Melbourne Athenaeum Library will play host to Bookish, an extensive exhibition of contemporary artist books by members of the Print Council of Australia. Among them are my one-of-a-kind book, Cat’s Cradle.
The library’s collaboration with the Print Council of Australia is part of the 8th Melbourne Art Book Fair at the National Gallery of Victoria.
From the Melbourne Athenaeum Library website:
As part of Bookish, the library will also host an artist talk with former artist-in-residence Deborah Klein, and printmaker Bronwyn Rees. Deborah and Bronwyn will speak about the art of making artist books on Wednesday 23rd March at 6pm. The event is FREE but RSVPs are required on 96503100 or
The exhibition is open from March 17 - 19 and March 22 - 26 during the library's
Melbourne Athenaeum Library
188 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Pictured top: Deborah Klein, front and back covers of Cat’s Cradle, 2019, hand-painted and lettered in acrylic on MDF.
Pictured second: Artist book on PCA invitation: Bridget Hillebrand, Ascent ll, 2020 (detail).
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