At the same time FPS was learning about making books… artist’s books, not ones made under the master bookbinder’s arts. We had Adele Outteridge from Brisbane and Guy Begbie from Bath teach us techniques to use. And we were off! We now have a small but very passionate Book Arts Club who meet once a month. We have since sold two of our books to the State Library of Victoria.
So I thought it was time to find out what our members were doing with Book related themes and got a shock! This exhibition was amazing – in its content and its technical mastery. Artists are beavering away with their images and formats and producing really interesting works. We even had one bookplate. By Richard White, it’s a green frog – a linocut – and was sold instantly!
This may be the first exhibition about books and booky things, but certainly won’t be the last!