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.