Saturday, 28 June 2014

Writing books

Writing books is a very different activity from making artists books, one of the biggest differences being the amount of time it takes to produce the work!  I know this first hand as my husband, Ross Davies, has just finished the first draft of his historical non-fiiction book The Governess, The Writer and The Wren - an untold story about Miles Franklin and two Australian lifelong friends who met in Chicago in 1914 and subsequently joined the Scottish Women's Hospitals in London and served in the Balkans during World War I.  The story follows their lives over the following four decades as they struggled to create their own brilliant careers.

Ross has just started a new blog where he will talk about writing, researching and other relevant topics as well as his other interest, cycling. You can find his first post about an interesting research experience in Paris at 

Friday, 20 June 2014

On Exhibition

I've been a bit quiet here lately but some new work has been happening behind the scenes - more about that soon!  

Meanwhile a few of my books have been travelling to exhibitions.  Bloom is included in Bookworks 2014 at the Skylight Gallery in the San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco USA as part of the Pacific Center for the Book Arts Exhibition to be held from 21 June to 6th September 2014.

The other day I received the catalogue of the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here exhibition that was held at the Center for Book Arts in New York  last year and included my book Absence.  This exhibition has now opened at the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, Rochester, New York, USA from 2 June to 2 September 2014.  It's always great when your books just keep travelling and appearing in exhibitions!

Paper, Scissors, Uluru is a collaborative book I made last year with Jack Oudyn.  It's just had an outing at the Art on Show Awards at Mackay in Queensland, presented by the Mackay Show Association from 16 - 19 June 2014.  It was exhibited in the Artspace Mackay Artist Book Award section.