Sunday, February 26, 2017

Another collection

I am thrilled that one of my favourite books, Learning My Lines, has been purchased by the University of the Sunshine Coast to be part of their permanent collection.

Its funny how some books make their way into your heart and this is one that had travelled here and there and always returned, and in the end was one of the very few pieces of my own work that we had in the house. I liked looking at it and it made me smile as I walked past it each day.

I had been talking to the Uni about some other pieces; and was surprised when they said; the piece really we want is one we saw on your website and this was it!

It was made in 2011, and was first exhibited in Melbourne at Hand Held Gallery as part of our exhibition Light and Lines.

It travelled to Perth in 2013 for an artists book exhibition there; and was again shown in Brisbane in 2015.

Each time it came home.

It came about because I found these five scrappy old books with their spine covers disappearing at the recycling shop at the Gympie tip (rubbish dump).  I fell in love and knew they would become something.



I have always been in love with the look soft theses uncovered spines.  They just make my heart melt.



And the book brings me so many happy memories - like learning to rivet with Barry!



And every angle has something of interest; some secret past uncovered, yet not.  So many stories to tell, such  a beautiful object.


The original blog post was titled 'content sigh' and expresses all I felt about the book at the time; and it is intriguing to discover nothing much has changed over all those years; I still love it!

 Learning My Lines will go on display in one of the University's libraries.  Once I know which one, I will try to visit it.

10 comments:

  1. fabulous news for a lovely piece xxx

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    1. Thanks Ronnie - it has found a good home...

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  2. wow congratulations Fiona, it's so good when the work finds it's way home

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    1. So true Mo - sometimes you wait, but then it is just so right!

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  3. So happy for you and "Learning My Lines"! It is truly a beautiful piece of art.

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    1. Thanks so much Pam - I have always been fond of it and it is nice to know it is in a library...

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  4. Congratulations Fiona. How wonderful that such a beautiful work will be treasured and displayed by the University.

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    1. Thanks Brenda - I'm chuffed! Always so nice when someone else loves a piece you love too! It is definitely going to a good home and I am thrilled I will be able to visit on occasions. Go well.

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  5. What a good choice they have made! You are so so right about those spines.

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    1. The spines, the spines, they make me swoon!

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