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A Trip to the SLQ!

August 21, 2010

It has been a busy week but fortunately on Friday I was able to make it in to the State Library of Queensland for a special viewing of artist books held in the libraries’ Artists’ Books Collection.  I went as part of an Impress group for this but thought it might be good to mention here that if this is something you are interested in, these books are a public collection and available for viewing if you order to view them in advance.  You can check the database here for more information on what is available.  Some favourites for me included ‘SuperNova’ by Victoria Cooper, ‘Poems Quotidians’ by Piere Albert-Birot, ‘Palmetum’ compiled by Jenny Zimmer (great collection of a number of well-known printmakers works in this one) and ‘Support Point’ by Michael Schlitz and Hiroki Sattake.

Also on display at the moment on Level 4 of the SLQ in the Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery is the exhibition – ‘The Lindsays: Artists, Writers and Publishers’.  It is an excellent overview of the amazing breadth of artistic output by this family.  Also showing at the Australian Library of Art Showcase next door is ‘Finely Bound’ which showcases the works of bookbinders held in the libraries collection as well as privately by members of the Queensland Bookbinders Guild.  Definitely worth a look at (and I should know, I’m a member!).

In other news, the Paper Lantern Event that Myrtle Street Studio hosted in conjunction with Burn Loose was a really great evening out tonight – you can read more about it here.  And, if you are one of the artists waiting to receive information on bookings for next year, these have now been finalised and will be heading out to you very shortly – just a reminder again that it is ‘first in best dressed!’

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 23, 2010 10:43 pm

    Im so impressed with your organisation skills Jay Dee…. What can I ask were you doing when you were 5 years old or 10 years old….I have found from past experience usually the practise has been going a long time…. I well remember a friend in melbourne with a well-orchestrated career who had been organising everyone and thing in site since she was a young girl…always in a most endearing way. Her career started at Brownies, moved to Girl Guides and never looked back…she was a hoot and good natured to boot.
    So…is my theory close?
    Your Myrtle Street organisation is plain fabulous…. Id be prone to envy if you were not such a sweet-heart and I was a fool!

    • Jay Dee permalink
      August 23, 2010 10:59 pm

      Hi Sophie – you’re no fool! Just someone who knows how rare it is to find like-minded and positive souls 🙂 – thanks for the complements. If it is any indication of where I get my organising skills from, I am the eldest of 5 kids so that may have had a lot to do with it 🙂 xx

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