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James C Sourris. Photo by Jeff Camden.

James C Sourris AM Collection

Gain a unique insight into the life and work of contemporary Australian artists through The James C Sourris AM Collection. 

Siganto Foundation Artists’ Books Lecture Series 2017: Helen Douglas

Hear Dr Helen Douglas, an artist and publisher from Scotland who is renowned for her poetic visual narratives in artists’ books, deliver the 2017 Siganto Founda...

Bright Bold Boundless: Designing the Queen's Baton

Passed from hand-to-hand in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games, the Queen’s Baton is the symbolic heart of the ‘Friendly Games’– a tangible symbol that has u...

Magnificent Makers

Magnificent Makers tells seven stories of canny creations, daring discoveries and imaginative inventions that trace a path through Queensland’s history since th...

Artists' books with Keith Smith and Scott McCarney

Leading book artists, Keith Smith and Scott McCarney, develop contemporary interpretations of books and bookforms.

Siganto Foundation artists’ books lecture: This Other Southland

There is always more than one story: about place, about ancestry, about our culture. Susan King’s artist's books express this multiple narrative we all live.

Siganto seminar: the trouble with artists books

Join artist book maker Jan Davis, gallerist Noreen Grahame and librarian Helen Cole for a look at the artists’ book phenomenon in Australia, illustrated by book...

Fiona Foley interview: The James C Sourris AM Collection

Fiona Foley talks to Louise Martin-Chew about her life as an artist and the influences on her practice including her sense of justice, desire to tell the hidden...