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[BKARTS] FOCUS ON ARTISTS' BOOKS III Program at Artspace Mackay



Following are expanded details on the workshops and masterclasses at the
FOCUS ON ARTISTS' BOOKS III program at Artspace Mackay in late February
2006. 
This year's program will include an expanded conference featuring
speakers from throughout Australia as well as international speakers
from the USA, UK, Germany and South Korea. 
There will also be two advanced one-day workshops offered in
Conservation and Artists' Books with Julie Retschlag and Kenaf
Papermaking with Keith and Lysbeth Gould. 
Visitors to the Forum will also be able to visit Glen Skien's studio at
the Silent Parrot Press and an exhibition of works by Tate Adams and
Julie Haas at Mackay's new Arthouse Gallery that will be opening soon. 
Of course they will also be able to see the 180 artists books submitted
to the first Libris Awards exhibition and national artists' books prize
which will be on show at Artspace Mackay alongside works by Angela
Cavalieri. 
FOCUS ON ARTISTS' BOOKS III Program available at
http://www.artspacemackay.com.au/artists_books?p=4898
Further details about artists and speakers available at
http://www.artspacemackay.com.au/artists_books?p=5013
Registration details available at
http://www.artspacemackay.com.au/artists_books?p=5014
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MASTERCLASS 1 Bookmaking with Narae Kim (South Korea) - now fully
booked!!
Date: Thursday 23 & Friday 24 February 2006 
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm 
Venue: Artspace Studio, upstairs, Old Town Hall, Sydney St, MACKAY 
Description:
The Masterclass will explore traditional and contemporary styles of
Asian bookbinding and construction techniques.
About the artist:
Narae Kim is the organiser of the 1st Seoul International Artists' Book
Fair and has been involved in organising book arts exhibitions in Korea,
the UK, Germany and Japan. She is the founder and Director of Bookpress
Publishing in Seoul and a lecturer at Myong-Ji University and the Seoul
Arts Centre Design Academy. Her books are in numerous private and public
collections including the Tate Gallery (UK), Chicago Art Institute (USA)
and Oxford University Library (UK). 
Cost: $209.00 / concession $176.00 (inc. GST) 
Fee includes a $20 materials levy, morning and afternoon tea plus lunch.
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MASTERCLASS 2 Out of the Box: creating multidimensional boxworks with
Glen Skien
Date: Thursday 23 & Friday 24 February 2006 
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm 
Venue: Silent Parrot Press, 162 Wood St, MACKAY 
Description: 
Students will discover the techniques required for creating a
multi-dimensional boxwork which incorporates mixed media works and found
objects. Participants are encouraged to bring their own found objects to
incorporate into a completed work.
About the artist:
Glen Skien is a Mackay based artist who studied Visual Arts at James
Cook University. His work as in mixed media and printmaking has been
shown throughout Queensland and his current survey exhibition
Palimpsest: the art of Glen Skien is touring to Mackay, Townsville,
Hawkesbury and Melbourne. 
Cost: $209.00 / concession $176.00 (inc. GST) 
Fee includes a $20 materials levy, morning and afternoon tea plus lunch.
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MASTERCLASS 3 Quick Leather Bindings with Keith Smith & Scot McCarney
Date: Monday 27 February & Tuesday 28 February 2006 
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Venue: Artspace Mackay Studio, upstairs, Old Town Hall Studio, Sydney
St, Mackay 
Description:
Using binding techniques that simplify and de-mystify the use of leather
for binding artists' books. Participants will produce two - three hard
cover quarter leather binduings without glue or paste. Covers are
constructed with positionable mounting adhesive and sections are sewn
directly to the leather spines. 
About the artists:
Keith Smith is a leading American book artist who has published
extensively on bookbinding and book structures and has created over 200
artists' books since 1977 that are held in collections including the
Museum of Modern Art (USA), the Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), the
Library of Congress (USA) and the New York Public Library (USA). Scot
McCarney works collaboratively with Keith Smith to develop contemporary
interpretations of book forms and structures. His works are held in
numerous collections including the State Library of Queensland,
Princeton University (USA), Yale University (USA) and the Victoria and
Albert Museum (UK). 
Cost: $220.00 / concession $187.00 (inc. GST) 
Fee includes a $30 materials levy, morning and afternoon tea plus lunch
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MASTERCLASS 4 Drypoint etching with Julie Haas
Date: Monday 27 February & Tuesday 28 February 2006
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm 
Venue: Silent Parrot Press, Wood St, Mackay 
Description:
This workshop is designed to get participants hooked forever on the
wonderful medium of drypoint. Day one will focus on preparation of and
drawing on the plate. Participants will be asked to come armed with
ideas and sketches. Day 2 will focus on pulling a perfect print .The
workshop will conclude with a handcoloring demonstration followed by a
practical session for all.
About the artist:
Juli Haas is a Melbourne based printmaker and painter who creates
watercolors, self published artists books and limited edition drypoint
prints that explore a very personal interior world of memories, dreams,
literature and music. She has exhibited regularly in commercial and
public galleries and her work is in a number of collections and she is
currently preparing for exhibitions in Perth and Canberra as well as a
major retrospective survey exhibition in Melbourne. 
Cost: $209.00 / concession $176.00 (inc. GST) 
Fee includes a $20 materials levy, morning and afternoon tea plus lunch.
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Workshop 1 Conservation and the Artist Book - Connecting Principles with
Disciplines
Date: Monday 27 February 2006
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Venue: Seminar Room, Artspace Mackay
Description:
Conservation principles can be applied sympathetically to Artist Books
and altered books which communicate through conventional or experimental
media. The major challenges for the long term preservation of artist
books include the frequently presented case where combined incompatible
media have been used to convey the artist's message. Due to these
inherent stability problems the book will often deteriorate quickly.
Structures could also be fragile and are subsequently vulnerable to
physical damage. This one-day workshop will focus on developing and
applying solutions to preserve individual artist books.
About the presenter:
Julia Retschlag is an experienced conservator who is the proprietor of
The Whole Story, a conservation consultancy based in Clermont. She has
been employed by a number of conservation laboratories including the
State Library of Queensland, Queensland State Archives and the National
Archives of Australia.
Cost: $165.00 / concession $132.00 (inc. GST) 
Fee includes morning and afternoon tea plus lunch.

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Workshop 2 Kenaf Papermaking with Keith & Lysbeth Gould
Date: Monday 27 February 2006
Time: 10.00am - 3.00pm
Venue: Art & Design Studio, Mackay TAFE. Wellington St, Mackay
Description:
This is an action-packed workshop and is suitable for beginners and for
those who wish to take their papermaking skills further. It will focus
on the use of tropical plants as feedstock in plant-fibre papermaking
especially the bast fibre crop kenaf.. Participants will learn of the
chemical processes involved in papermaking and experience pulping, sheet
formation, pressing and drying. Time will be available to explore
decorative inclusions and embellishments, pulp mixes, laminations and
embossing techniques. 
About the artist:
Keith and Lysebeth Gould run Kenaf Australia and market a range of
papers, fibrepaks and hydrapacks from their property near Proserpine.
Keith Gould is a former CSIRO research station manager, farmer,
apiarist, agricultural and revegetation projects manager who has become
a papermaker to promote awareness of kenaf, a versatile material that
can be effectively used for a variety of paper arts including paper
sculptures, collages, books, cards and boxes. 
Cost: $77.00 / concession $66.00 (inc. GST) 
Fee includes morning and afternoon tea plus lunch
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An Artspace Mackay project celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Print
Council of Australia and Imprint magazine. Supported by the Regional
Arts Fund, an Australian Government initiative supporting the arts in
regional, remote and very remote/isolated Australia. This project has
been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia
Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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Robert Heather
Director
Artspace Mackay
MACKAY QLD AUSTRALIA
Tel:  61 (0)7 4957 1775
Email: r.heather@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Website: www.artspacemackay.com.au
Hosting the 3rd Australian Artists' Books Forum 25-26 February 2006
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Mackay City Council is a proud partner in the 
The Pacific Edge  
2006 Regional Arts Australia National Conference
15 - 17 September 2006  www.thepacificedge.com.au
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