The Personal Histories Exhibition at Redland Museum has drawn to a close,
with the last day of viewing being Sunday November 30.
I send a huge thanks and congratulations to all artists
who have been involved with this first stage of the project.
The exhibition has been a huge success with a great deal of interest being shown in each and every artwork, the overall concept of artists' books, the variety of constructs and mediums employed by artist book makers and also the personal stories contained within the artworks. There have been a well attended opening, a large number of visitors throughout the run, private group viewings, curator talks, a one-day workshop and visits from participating artists from both Australia and overseas (notably Sara & Theresa from Michigan, USA and Kyoung from Busan, Korea).
The exhibition will remain permanently online on the Personal Histories Website for all to view.
(The online catalogue is still a work in progress due to a file problem, and lack of time to sort it out properly, but hopefully this will be fixed shortly. Apologies if this has caused anyone inconvenience.)
The exhibition has been dismantled and now comes the huge task of packaging and posting artworks back to artists, approaching institutions to house donated artworks, and/or storing artworks for the Personal Histories exhibition in Canberra in late 2015.
One contingency I didn't factor in is that parcels being returned may get caught up in the Christmas post deluge. Hopefully this doesn't impact negatively upon anyone.
Of course, the story is far from over with the next Personal Histories exhibition (with a working subtitle of 100book) opening at Redland Art Gallery on 27 March 2015.
I will be emailing gallery forms to be completed by those participating in this next leg of the project shortly, with a reminder that works are to be delivered by Friday 13 March 2015 at the latest.