Between the Sheets Exhibition

My Assemblage series is included in this exhibition which opens next Thursday 29 August at 6 pm.

Between the Sheets: Artists’ Books Exhibition 2019

to be opened by Paul Uhlmann, Artist and Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University

@ 6pm on the evening of Thursday 29 August 2019

Gallery Central, 12 Aberdeen Street, Perth

The exhibition runs 30 August – 21 September.  Hours 10 - 4.45 pm weekdays, 12 - 4 pm Saturday

Gallery East presents an exhibition of  70 works by 59 artists from 7  countries challenging the notions of the traditional book. Makers include printmakers, photographers, architects, wordsmiths, textile artists, painters, sculptors, digital artists, and, for the first time, a glass artist, with both traditional and contemporary approaches to creating books of art and art of books to inspire and captivate the viewer.

The artist’s book is above all a physical object with which everyone can interact.  Indeed, possibly alone in contemporary art practice Artists’ books have a universal appeal: an engagement with everyone who has held a book in his or her hand.

Books as art objects become more than containers of information, but works of art in themselves. While many artists are concerned with content, images, ideas or inventions, others use a variety of media, shapes and structures to create unique book works.  Now seen as a distinct art form, artists’ books have a growing appeal to artists, collectors, curators and the viewing public. 

This is the fourth biennial Between the Sheets: Artists’ books which Gallery East has launched in Western Australia and the third to be hosted by Gallery Central at North Metro TAFE.

Artist Profile Video

Thanks to funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries for my project Sly Village, I was able to work on putting together a short artist profile video. The idea of the video was initially just to have a video montage of some work in progress for my sculpture for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe. But as filming went on it took another form and became more about telling my story, about my work processes and the source of some of my inspiration. I am usually terrible at interviews and avoid them at all costs, but the video format worked for me and I am really pleased with the end result. Thanks to Shona Maskun for her time and patience in producing it.

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