Date Claimer June 20-21st 2015!

The State Library of Queensland will host the Siganto Foundation Artists’ Book Seminar Saturday 20th June and an artists’ book fair on Sunday 21st June 2015.

‘Having cake eating it!’ image courtesy of Doug Spowart

‘Having cake eating it!’ image courtesy of Doug Spowart

The theme for the seminar will be artists’ books as performance with the keynote address by Brazilian artist, performer & academic Amir Brito Cadôr. Performances by Amir and other artists will feature in the program.

*Artists interested in performing watch this space for calls for interest to perform.

The current & in coming Siganto Foundation Fellows will report on their research and projects.

Siganto Fellows Jan Davis & Doug Spowart with Dr Marie Siganto AM. Image courtesy Victoria Cooper

Siganto Fellows Jan Davis & Doug Spowart with Dr Marie Siganto AM. Image courtesy Victoria Cooper

Current Research Fellow Doug Spowart has been surveying the Australian Library of Art artists’ book collection as well as selected works in the reference library seeking out works that include photography. He aims “to create an approach to the development of a flexible and dynamic nomenclature or terminology for the photo and the book”.

Jan Davis, the current Creative Siganto Fellow focused on diaries and farm records in the John Oxley Library as inspiration for her artist’s book ‘One thing becomes another’. The hand written records provided significant inspiration for Jan who acquired a set of ‘dip-pen nibs’ and taught herself to use them!

The Knowledge walk at SLQ will be the location for the Artists’ Book Fair Sunday 21st June. Tours of selected artists’ books from the Australian Library of Art collection will also be offered Sunday throughout the day.

Knowledge Walk SLQ

Knowledge Walk SLQ

*Artists & book makers watch this space for calls for interest in having a table at the artists’ book fair.

Further details regarding the weekend in June to celebrate artists’ books and performance will be released shortly in this space, SLQ’s webpages, Facebook and Twitter as well as via our oz artists book list and ANZ rare books list.

Hope to see you here!

 

 

 

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