Wednesday, July 23, 2014

PAGE.PRINT.POST. opening event

PAGE.PRINT.POST. 50 Years of Artist Books was launched last Saturday, July 19. It marked my second visit to the show. Accurately anticipating a jam-packed opening, I sneaked a peek during the week, soon after the show had been installed. I was fortunate to have the gallery entirely to myself, enabling me spend some quality time with the work. Even so, it will take several visits to absorb it all. It's an exciting, dynamic show, elegantly and cohesively presented. Curators Debbie Hill and Geoff Willis have done a sterling job, especially considering the prodigious amount of book art and, as this show bears witness, the seemingly infinite forms it can take.

The opening was enormous fun - a lively, crowded affair. It was great to catch up with several friends, including local artists Jimmy Pasakos, Loris Button, Carole Wilson, her partner Annie, and two of our favourite book artists, Melbourne-based Gracia and Louise, who have several works in the show. Our friends Tim Gresham and Gaye Britt surprised us by driving from Melbourne to attend the opening, which capped off a splendid opening event.

PAGE.PRINT.POST. runs until August 9.
Post Office Gallery
Federation University Australia
Corner Sturt and Lydiard Streets 
Ballarat Vic 3350
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 1 - 4 pm

L-R: Louise Jennison and Gracia Haby. The display cabinet directly
behind Louise displays some of their marvellous books and zines 

Shane and I with five of my Tall Tales artist books. Photograph by
Louise Jennison

PAGE.PRINT.POST. curators Debbie Hill and Geoff Wallis

From left: Jimmy Pasakos, Loris Button and far left: Geoff Wallis

L-R: Gaye Britt, Tim Gresham and Shane Jones

My artist book Women with Wings, 2010, was also included
in the show

The opening's close, when the crowd had finally thinned out