Tag: Art Books

Art Book Fair | National Gallery of Victoria

The NGV is holding an art book fair this weekend (1–3 May) at NGV International. Several of the major events are already booked out but there are plenty of other talks, signings, rare book tours, readings and performances going on, as well the book fair to browse. It is free and open to the public but some events are ticketed so double check the event listing online. About the Art Book Fair Melbourne is a literary city, of readers and curious minds. Celebrating Melbourne’s diverse literary heritage and love of printed matter, and international recognition as one of only eleven worldwide UNESCO Cities of Literature, the NGV presents the Melbourne Art Book Fair in 2015. A new project of its kind in Australia, the Melbourne Art Book Fair provides a unique art, architecture and design experience for visitors to the NGV. The…

Exhibition Review | Adventure and Art: The Fine Press Book from 1450 to 2011. Reviewed by John Weretka

Adventure and Art: The Fine Press Book from 1450 to 2011 Reviewed by John Weretka Adventure and Art: The Fine Press Book from 1450 to 2011 Curated by Alan Loney. Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne. Closes May 27th, 2012. More exhibition information available on the Baillieu website. So many of us live with so many books so much of the time that it is frequently difficult to take the book seriously as an object. Adventure and Art, curated by fine-press book maker Alan Loney, gathers around 50 examples of the fine-press book from the Gutenberg Bible to very recent examples of this art and, in so doing, makes a strong case not just for the persistence of this art form but for its often extraordinary beauty, in many cases transcending the information content of the words themselves. On show in…

Melbourne Writers Festival – Printmaking and Artists’ Books in Melbourne 1999 – 2010

Melbourne Writers Festival – Art Related Events Printmaking and Artists’ Books in Melbourne 1999 – 2010 Professor Sasha Grishin discusses how print-making and artists’ books have flourished in response to influences including Indigenous printmaking, new technologies, Asian art and zines. Professor Sasha Grishin is Sir William Dobell Professor of Art History at Australian National University. He studied art history at the universities of Melbourne, Moscow, London and Oxford and has served several terms as visiting scholar at Harvard University. He works internationally as an art historian, art critic and curator. In 2004 he was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. In 2005 he was awarded the Order of Australia (AM) for services to Australian art and art history and in 2008 he was awarded a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. He has published 17 books…