Friday, 15 March 2013

Some Good News

500 Handmade Books Volume 2 (500 Series)
I received notification last week that my piece Ten Books on Architecture has been selected for publication in the second volume of 500 Handmade Books to be published by Lark Books and available in September 2013.  The author and juror for this volume was Julie Chen.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Highlights: Libris Awards 2006-2010

Entries are open until 22 March for the 2013 Libris Awards to be held at Artspace Mackay and this year the main prize is a $10,000 Acquisitive Prize. Details are available on the Artspace Mackay website.  The Libris Awards exhibition will take place from 10 May to 30 June.
Artspace Mackay have a new exhibition in the Cox Rayner Gallery from 8 February to 23 June which was curated from the Mackay Regional Collection and features prize winning entries and purchases from past Libris Awards.
I was fortunate to have my book Time Travel purchased by Michael Wardell from the 2010 Libris Awards and it is on display in this exhibition.
I made the book in 2009 after a trip to the Pyrenees and south of France/Northern Spain and I really felt like I was travelling back into the past.  The pictures I used in the book were manipulated photos and cutouts that come from a number of  locations such as the medieval walled village of Villefranche le Conflent
The citadel at Besancon

St John Pied de Port
Those famous mountains that feature in the Tour De France, Col de Tourmalet and Mont Ventoux
Pamplona in Spain
and a little port near Bilbao in Spain called Mutriku
It was a wonderful trip and it's great to have this book as a permanent reminder.