State Library Victoria, in partnership with the Baldessin Press, is offering a new artist’s book residency as part of the annual fellowship program.
The Tate Adams Memorial Residency is offered to an artist to accomplish a limited edition or unique state artist’s book, using research from State Library Victoria and the studio facilities at Baldessin Press & Studio.
The Baldessin Press can supply studio access, accommodation and assistance to facilitate the book project in many ways, to the sum of $5000 over the 12-month period.
The recipient also has the opportunity to participate in an event to present their project to the Library, the public and other supporters.
Applications for the 2019–20 fellowship are now open. Fellowship applications must be received by midnight on Sunday 28 April 2019.
The creative content of applications is of primary importance. Along with clearly describing the book’s proposed content, design and appearance as a finished object, applications can include original text, typography, sketches or examples, proposed printmaking components and binding or presentation. Each application will be judged on individual merit, including the artist’s personal conception, expression and definition of book art.
Note: Applicants must include documented and dated images of their work, along with links to any websites where their work is displayed.
About Tate Adams & Baldessin Press
Tate Adams AM (1922–2018) established the artist print department at RMIT in 1960 and championed printmaking throughout Australia. His students included George Baldessin.
Situated in bushland 50 km from Melbourne in St Andrews, the Baldessin Press & Studio is named in memory of artist, printmaker and sculptor George Baldessin (1939–78), who built the bluestone studio in 1971.
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Image from Bronwyn Rees’ “Country”, acquired during Manly Library Artists’ Book Award 2015.
Any artists’ book created within the past two years is eligible for entry to the Manly Library Artists’ Book Award 2017.
The award is acquisitive. Works will be selected and judged by Ben Rak and Dr Michael Hedger.
Ben Rak is an artist and independent curator holding a BFA in printmaking and a MFA from the UNSW Art & Design. He is co-founder and director of Throwdown Press, lectures at the University of New South Wales Art & Design, and whose work explores the relationships between cultural symbols and consumer culture.
Dr Michael Hedger is the Director Manly Art Gallery and Museum. Dr Hedger has long been an arts advocate, with previous incarnations as Director of the Campbelltown Arts Centre, Education Officer at the Newcastle Region Art and, art critic for The Newcastle Herald. He has a PhD from the UNSW Art & Design with a thesis on Land Art in the United States.
- Closing date for entry: 5pm Friday 10 February 2017
- Successful entrants notified by: 5pm Friday 24 February 2017
- Selected works to be received between: Monday 27 February and Friday 17 March 2017
- Opening & announcement of acquisitions: 6.00pm Thursday 30 March 2017 at Warringah Art Space 105 Abbott Rd, North Curl Curl NSW
- Exhibition dates: Friday 31 March to Sunday 2 April, followed by a travelling exhibition of acquired works to Northern Beaches Council Libraries
- Works to be collected from Manly Library or returned as instructed: between Tuesday 4 April Friday 28 April [excluding Public Holidays]
More information here.