Personal Histories Artist Book Exhibition

Bringing together artists from around the globe to share their own stories in artist book form. Sharing similarities, diversities and individual perspectives. Highlighting the dynamic world of artist books.

REDLAND MUSEUM: 12 October - 30 November 2014
REDLAND ART GALLERY: 29 March - 10 May 2015
UNSW CANBERRA: 28 September - 11 December 2015

For more information please contact the Coördinator, Robyn Foster (email:

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Feature Artist - AILEEN BASSIS

Aileen Bassis is a visual artist living in Jersey City, which is across the Hudson River from New York City.  She’s made art for all of her life creating work in photography, printmaking, collage, and installation.  She began working in book arts in 2002, and has made altered books and handmade books based in visual imagery that use different printmaking techniques.  Much of her work is about social and political issues; she’s made work about The Holocaust, the history of slavery in the USA, and Muslim identity after 9/11. She’s exhibited widely across the USA and has work in several public collections.  She’s also a retired art teacher, a published poet, and a happy grandmother. 

You can view Aileen's website here.

All images copyright of the artist

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Feature Artist - HELEN MALONE

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Helen Malone is an artist living in Brisbane Australia who specializes in artists’ books and book sculptures.    Studies in Art History and a passion for illuminated manuscripts and artists’ books led to further art studies and a focus on the sculptural and visual possibilities of books as art.  Her interests have always been in creating books whose structure and format reflects the content of the book or creates added meaning.  Main topics of interest that have been subject matter for Helen’s books are social and political comment, personal history and memory, natural disasters, literary connections and architecture.

Helen’s books were first exhibited in the State Library of Queensland in 1991 and since then has been exhibited widely in Australian book exhibitions, prizes and awards.  Her work has travelled to exhibitions in many countries such as the USA, France, England, Italy, Scotland, Japan, Germany, Slovakia and Lithuania.

Work is featured in publications by the State Library of Queensland, on the SLQ artists’ books website, and in conjunction with the Education Queensland School curriculum.  Her work has been published in artists’ book publications, catalogues and journals, both nationally and internationally.   Her books are held in many public and private collections in Australia and overseas.

You can view Helen’s website at

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Second Exhibition Space for 2015

A second exhibition opportunity has arisen for 2015.
Will let you know details when they are confirmed & official.

So far I have received around 60 expressions of interest from artists in the following countries:

Czech Republic
New Zealand
United States of America

Should make for a full and varied body of works.