Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Celebration of Books - Artists' Book display

This weekend is the big weekend - the Maleny Celebration of Books - and the first cab off the rank is the display of Artists' Books which we set up in the Library yesterday.

Six highly renowned local artists have produced a series of exquisite, distinctive and intriguing artists' books, showing the breadth and depth of the artists' book as an art form.  Featuring pieces in timber, metal, paper and fabric; and work using drawings, photography, embossing and printmaking there is a something for everyone.

Each of the artists has used the book form to provide a unique expression of their vision and craftsmanship with outstanding results.

It is a really beautiful display and I hope that lots of folk come by and are intrigued. We had quite a few interesting chats to people as we set up yesterday - their descriptions of why they liked a piece or wanted one were great!

©2012 Fiona Dempster - Ken Munsie, Feathers in a Lost Garden (detail)
©2012 Fiona Dempster - Ken Munsie, Feathers in a Lost Garden 
©2012 Fiona Dempster - Susan Bowers, He Loved the Ocean best
©2012 Fiona Dempster - Susan Bowers, He Loved the Ocean best (detail) 
©2012 Fiona Dempster - Noela Mills
©2012 Fiona Dempster - Noela Mills
©2012 Fiona Dempster - Peter Annand, Tides in the Brisbane River January and February 2011 
©2012 Fiona Dempster - Peter Annand, Tides in the Brisbane River January and February 2011 
©2012 Fiona Dempster - Barry Smith, Spiral
©2012 Fiona Dempster - Fiona Dempster, A Subversive Stitch and No Return (details)

10 comments:

  1. A fantastic display Fiona. What great contrasts between materials used and imagery/messages contained within... and to think this is only the start of the celebration. Can't wait to see what else is to follow!

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    1. Thanks so much Lesley - some real talents who all approach the book differently, yet beautifully...

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  2. Wishing I could just drop by. It would be great to take a close look at all of these and to see how things come together for the weekend. Hope it all goes well. Have a good time!!

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    1. Hi Annie - I'm sure you would enjoy a weekend celebrating books and writers! We have 27 local authors doing book signings on the main street tomorrow morning - amazing!

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  3. Wish I could be there to see it. The different books look so interesting.

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    1. Thanks Penny - yes so many different ways of seeing and creating a book. Go well, F

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  4. Looking good Fiona - love the way you have done the set up and love the photos too. Let's hope lots of people make their way to have a peep.

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    1. Thanks Susan - it's always a challenge in those cabinets! I think a lot of people are having a look and talking about them so that is good.

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  5. Each one of these books is so engaging, unique and interesting! Thank you for allowing us a virtual tour of the exhibit.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the mini-tour Leslie; it's always nice to have a virtual 'sticky-beak' (look) as we say here.

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