Books created by artists on show at UOW Library
An exhibition of artists’ books will be opened at 12.30PM Friday 11 April at the University of Wollongong Library’s Panizzi Room.
Collected, Connected & Cut, an exhibition of books created by artists, is curated by local visual artist Judy Bourke and Liz Jeneid, an artist and a former visual arts teacher at UOW.
The exhibition includes works by artists from across the Illawarra as well as from outside the region.
“Artists’ books are one of the newest genres in visual arts and they’re difficult to define,” Ms Bourke said.
“It could be a codex book with bound pages, a scroll or sit in a frame on the wall. It might use words or none at all. It may not even use any paper.”
The wide range of materials and techniques used in creating artists’ books will be evident at the exhibition. So that visitors can have any questions they may have about artists’ books answered, an exhibiting artist will be on-hand during the month-long show. Additionally, book-making demonstrations will be held each Wednesday from 12.15 to 1.15PM.
Collected, Connected & Cut exhibition opening
When: Friday 11 April at 12.30PM
Where: Panizzi Room, UOW Library
The exhibition is to be formally opened by Director of UOW Library Services Margie Jantti
A book making demonstration will commence at 2PM.
Exhibition period: 11 April to 8 May
Opening times: 10AM to 4PM, Monday to Friday; 12.30 to 3.30PM on Saturday and Sunday; Closed over Easter.
Media contact: The exhibition’s curators are available for interview. Judy Bourke can be reached on 4267 2697, +61 427 100 821; Liz Jeneid is available on 4271 2460, +61 408 421 664.