Redland Art Gallery - Exhibition of Artists’ books
The opening of the Artists’ book exhibition Life’s Journey at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland on Sunday May 6 was a wonderful occasion for all who attended.
The works for the exhibition were thoughtfully selected by Redlands Gallery Director Emma Bain and Artspace Mackay Acting Director Anna Thurgood. They provided an insight into the life stories that have been told through artists' books and the myriad ways this has been achieved by the artists represented.
In her opening speech for the exhibition Australian Library of Art Librarian, Helen Cole referred to the fact this exhibition was drawn from the three main Queensland collections: those of Artspace Mackay, Grahame Galleries + Editions Centre for the Artist’s Book and the Australian Library of Art collection from the State Library of Queensland.
Helen commented that the State Library of Queensland “was very grateful to the Redland Art Gallery for the opportunity to showcase works from our collection outside the Library”.
Australian Library of Art works exhibited included :- Raw Deal,1997 by David King; Arguments,1973 by Ulises Carrión; These are my friends,1997 by Gaye Paterson; The battle within, 2008 by Helen Malone; By her own hand, 2000 by Taryn Eales; 20 questions my mother asked my sister, 2012 by Sheree Kinlyside; Sarah’s fate 2005, by Margot Douglas; Nauru 2007, a Codex Event #4; Deeply Honored 2010, by Fred Hagstrom; The 199, 2009 by Caitlin Sheedy.
Works from the private collection of Adele Outteridge and Wim de Vos, artists who have played a significant role in artists' books in Queensland are also included in the Life’s Journey exhibition.
Also opened on Sunday was Mind Mapping, an exhibition of sketchbooks and artists' books by Jack Oudyn.
Artists’ books from the Australian Library of Art collection may be viewed in the Reading Room on Level 4 of State Library. These include artists' books by created by Wim, Adele and Jack. The works exhibited in Life's journey the exhibition will be available for viewing again from July.