Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Books on the way to the US

I decided that after having pretty much a single focus last year - making work for the Sydney Contemporary - that I would not commit to any one big thing this year; yet I would try to get my work out and about in other ways.

So I responded immediately when I saw that Alicia Bailey, Director of Abecedarian Gallery in Denver Colorado had put out a call for submissions for an exhibition called The Printed Page III.

The exhibition is really a series of satellite exhibitions throughout Denver from February - May 2018. I hint there are about 8 venues and the focus is on books that utilise the more hand-on forms of printmaking as a primary element.  I think the show will look gorgeous.

There will be an online catalogue, and I'll send out a little reminder as the show gets closer.

I submitted two books and was thrilled last week to learn that they had both been accepted.

We are headed away a bit in the next little while so I managed to get the books packed and posted off today which was a huge relief!

Successful was: Lost for Words a letterpress book where the word words disappears...





Also successful was What? Why? What? What? one of my books about family violence.






These are both books I like and am proud of, and its so very nice to have them acknowledged in this way, by being juried into an overseas exhibition.

Safe travels! 

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations Fiona. Beautifully done ✅

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    1. Thanks G! I could have asked to pop them in your luggage ;-)

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  2. What an amazing gallery ... your pieces will be very much at home

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    1. It is a stunning space Liz and I think the show will be gorgeous. Very happy!

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  3. (((Fiona))) well done, look forward to seeing the catalogue!

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    1. Thanks Mo - I think could be quite a stunner!!

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  4. Oh I am very glad your work will go to a wider audience. When you know more about the dates, I would like to mention it on a textile art list I am on. They have quite a few members in Colorado, who would probably be very interested in the exhibition.

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    1. Thanks Sandy for spreading word. I shall check just where and when and post on my blog...

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  5. Congratulations. Lovely work

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    1. Thanks Jac! I like these two must say...

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  6. These works are stunning ! So pleased to have made your acquaintance here on Waiheke Island. Congratulations. I'm following your blog. Thanks so much

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    1. Thanks Gabriella! So lovely to meet you and see your special space for making and creating The day here today is so reminiscent of your painting - the soft grey mizzle and mist...go well.

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