100% Books by Canberra Artists

11–28 April 2013, Watson Arts Centre.
Curated by Caren Florance.
Independently produced by Maryann Mussared and CF.
Timed to elide with Canberra’s centenary celebrations.

The show featured twenty Canberra artists who have made books as part of their broader artistic practice. Each artist was asked to show an ‘early’ work and a ‘recent’ work. This gap might be only a few years in the case of the emerging artists, but was sometimes decades.

ANTONIA AITKEN G W BOT | BYRD KIRSTEN FARRELL | DIANNE FOGWELL | U K FREDERICK | SHELLAINE GODBOLD | INGEBORG HANSEN | NICCI HAYNES JAN HOGAN | HANNA HOYNE | MURRAY KIRKLAND | MARYANN MUSSARED | TANYA MYSHKIN |  PATSY PAYNE | BERNIE SLATER | FRANKI SPARKE | NICK STRANKS | GENEVIEVE SWIFTE | IONA WALSH

 

Canberra has a long and prolific history of artistic book production, encouraged and inspired by our rich array of cultural and creative institutions. There is a vibrant community of artists who use the book form to explore and extend their broader practice, whether it be printmaking, sculpture or any other medium. This exhibition, featuring a range of work from fine press to street press, is both snapshot and survey of a selection of current practitioners. It promises to be a very special glimpse at Canberra’s other book scene.

100%_intro_list: download the room essay and list of works (42KB).

An article on curating the show has been published in The Blue Notebook, Volume 8, no. 1, October 2013.

Click here to see the individual books and related information.