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:

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Split Shifts

I am pleased to say there are well over 100 artists now 
involved with the Personal Histories exhibition.

I have been deliberating long and hard as to how to do justice to each and every artist and their work and after discussions with gallery directors I have made the decision to  split  Personal Histories into two exhibitions.

Each exhibition will be held in professionally run gallery spaces with commensurate facilities and
in a similar locale.  

I will also be adding media components to the exhibition in order to show all the contributing artworks in the one space.

The only difference in exhibitions will be in timing as the original exhibition is scheduled for October/November 2014 and the second gallery will not be available until  April/May of 2015.

I apologise for the mid-flight change in arrangements but I feel this is the most satisfactory way of ensuring every work is shown to its maximum advantage.

Although it is less than ideal to have to split the exhibition, I find it very heartening and humbling that so many artists from around the globe have decided to take part in this project.

I welcome your comments and if there are any artists involved who find issue with this  arrangement,  I encourage you to contact me via email to discuss your concerns and/or wishes.

The cut off date for submission forms will remain Friday 22nd August 2014.

I will email each artist directly to discuss the changes.


  1. Robyn, I drop by here regularly (though silently) to keep up with your artists' presentations and yet I somehow missed this post till today. 100 participants, what a joyous number! I don't mind your decision to split the exhibition, in fact, I think it's necessary. Exhibiting over 100 works in a single venue and time-frame would do no justice to anyone involved.

    Also, knowing for sure that I cannot be there in October/November, I can toy with the idea of going in April/May. I wish I could make it on both occasions!

    1. Hello Ersi,

      Yes, it's wonderful isn't it! So many artists work to share with the world. It would be very nice to have you visit our part of the world whilst one of the exhibitions is in place. I hope your plans come to fruition. If not, I will make sure I put plenty of exhibition images up for you to see and enjoy.

  2. Hello Robyn! Is it too late to request a submission form? My email is