PAGE.PRINT.POST: 50 years of Artists Books
Curated by Debbie Hill and Geoff Wallis
Wednesday 16th July – Saturday 9th August, 2014
Post Office Gallery, Federation University Australia, corner Sturt & Lydiard Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Our artists' book As inclination directs (2013) and a selection of our recent zines — A Catalogue of Bodies (Second Edition) (2014), As if from the clouds, restless (2014), Misreadings (2014), Four Rainbow Lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus) who visited my garden one summer’s day (2014), Twelve months, an explorer (2014), 38.1500° S, 144.3500° E (2013), A Postcard as Measuring Device (2013), Beneath the screen of closed eyelids (Port Said) (2013), Genova to Johannesburg (Johannesburg to Genova) (2013), and Lunch (2013) — on display as part of the exhibition PAGE.PRINT.POST at the Post Office Gallery.
PAGE.PRINT.POST: 50 years of Artists Books curated by Debbie Hill and Geoff Wallis, offers a rare insight and overview of the development, range and ambition of the Artists Book over half a century. Featuring books, postal art and other 'alternative spaces' from the 1960s to the 1980s, the exhibition presents a range of significant works from a host of private and public collections in Australia and the UK.
The exhibition will include a large selection of books by Australian artists, together with remarkable and rare publications by pioneers Ed Ruscha and Dieter Rot, members of Fluxus and the Conceptual art movement, and feminists May Stevens, Nan Becker and Nancy Holt.
A broad range of Artists Books and postal art by contemporary artists, including Nicholas Jones, Deanna Hitti, Angela Cavalieri, Gracia and Louise, Deborah Klein, David Dellafiora, Sarah Bodman and Guy Begbie, will also be presented.