Artist’s Books: A Local Perspective

A sample selection of seven handmade artist’s books. Techniques shown with the books include hand-cut designs, monoprinting, watercolour painting and hand drawn pages with subjects including faces, buildings and abstract imagery.
A sample selection of seven handmade artist’s books. Techniques shown with the books include hand-cut designs, monoprinting, watercolour painting and hand drawn pages with subjects including faces, buildings and abstract imagery.

Dates

Thu 23 May 9:00am - 5:30pm
Fri 24 May 9:00am - 5:30pm
Sat 25 May 9:00am - 1:00pm
Mon 27 May 9:00am - 5:30pm
Tue 28 May 9:00am - 5:30pm
Wed 29 May 9:00am - 5:30pm
Thu 30 May 9:00am - 5:30pm
Fri 31 May 9:00am - 5:30pm
Sat 01 Jun 9:00am - 1:00pm

Tickets

Free, no booking required

Venue

Geelong West Library (Foyer Cabinet)
153A Pakington Street, Geelong West VIC, Australia

This exhibit by visual arts students in the ‘Professional Artist Program’ at Oxygen College, sees tertiary students exploring the artist book format as a potentially new avenue for artmaking. With artist’s books often being a new experience for the students, the handmade books see the budding artists bring a fresh lens to the process and result in a range of diverse and interesting books. The exhibition presents a collection of these artist books, enriched by the library context and gives the audience new insights into books in local libraries.

This project is coordinated by artists and educators Luisa Gioffre Suzuki and Glen Smith, who are passionate about nurturing the next generation of artists in Greater Geelong and
beyond. Glen is the Department Manager of Visual Arts at Oxygen College, whose creative practice includes artist’s books, printmaking, painting right through to public artworks. Luisa is a visual arts trainer, visual artist and acclaimed illustrator who holds an extensive track record in the creative industry.

Access notes: Accessible bathroom available nextdoor at the back of the Geelong West Town Hall.

Presented by Oxygen College
Oxygen College is a registered training organization, delivering a range of specialist courses within the creative arts arena. Located with its HQ in Geelong West, it is one of the only dedicated tertiary Arts providers outside of Melbourne. With a goal of educating aspiring artists and enriching the local creative industry by developing a pool of talented artists that are industry-ready to enter the local art scene.