Lecture: Sasha Grishin ‘Voices in artists’ books - the collaborative venture’

Free Public Lecture at State Library of Victoria

Voices in artists books – the collaborative venture 

Sasha Grishin

Wanderlust (detail), David Frazer & Martin Flanagan, Lexicon House, 2004. Image via State LIbrary Vic website http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/event/page-page-artists-books-viewing

The artists book frequently brings together the creative endeavours of many individuals, who may include the artist, the poet, the letterpress artisan and the binder, amongst others.  Each of these ‘collaborators’ has a particular and distinctive ‘voice’.  In this lecture Professor Sasha Grishin explores some strategies involved in listening to voices in artists books.

Professor Sasha Grishin AM FAHA is the Sir William Dobell Professor of Art History at the Australian National University and works internationally as an art historian, critic and curator. He has published 18 books and over a thousand articles dealing with various aspects of art, especially printmaking and artists’ books. Professor Grishin is currently undertaking an Honorary Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria.

Venue: State Library of Victoria, Level 2A Conference Centre (enter via Door Three on La Trobe St), 328 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Date and Time: Wednesday 8 Feb 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm (Australia/Melbourne)

Bookings available online at https://reg.eventarc.com/event/view/7377/professor-sasha-grishin-voices-in-artists-books—the-collaborative-venture

Presented in association with the 7th Australian and New Zealand Rare Books Summer School -


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