artists books brisbane event 2017


Image credit: Tess Mehonoshen Unmap (fold) series 2015

The Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research (GCCAR), Queensland College of Art (QCA), South Bank is hosting the artists books brisbane event 2017 (abbe) in July.

“abbe in its entirety was a feast for the eyes, ears and hands” ….“a significant platform for discussion and contextualisation of contemporary artists’ books practice in Australia”. Sarah Bodman, Senior Research Fellow – UWE Bristol, 2015.

  • abbe 2017 – artists books brisbane event. to be opened by Professor Ruth Bereson, Dean Academic, Arts Education and Law, Griffith University.

With participation from the editors of two prominent journals as well as leading Australian artists and scholars in the field, abbe 2015  lay the groundwork for an ongoing engagement of antipodean artists and scholars with artists books.

Selected papers from the conference were published in an Australian volume of JAB- The Journal of Artists’ Books- in 2016. The conference was supported by an artists book fair, and exhibitions presenting the diverse range of books being made in Australia and internationally.

  • conference 6 – 7 July Queensland College of Art, (S07)
  • 6th artists’ books + multiples fair  7 – 9 July  organised by grahame galleries + editions. Project and WEBB Galleries (S02) Queensland College of Art. To be opened by Vicki MacDonald, State Librarian and CEO, State Library of Queensland at 3pm Friday the 7th July. 
  • & so exhibition of artists’ books & multiples from the collections of The Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions  and Queensland College of Art. To be opened by Robert Heather, Director, New England Regional Art Museum at  Queensland College of Art Library. Exhibition runs 3 July till 28 July

The exhibition and book fair is open to the public.

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