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[BKARTS] FYI - FW: Libris Awards - The Australian Artists' Books Prize



2008 Libris Awards
The Australian Artists' Books Prize
Artspace Mackay

The Libris Awards are Australia's premier national artists' books prize.

The Libris Awards are open to artists living and working anywhere in 
Australia.

An initiative of the Mackay City Council through Artspace Mackay, these 
biennial awards seek to develop awareness of the Council's significant 
collection of artists' books and to develop the collection further through 
the acquisition of new works by leading Australian artists working in the 
field. 

Acquisitions and Awards

CATEGORY 1
Mackay City Council 
National Artists' Book Awards
(Acquisitive)

CATEGORY 2
Blue Horizons Property Consultants 
Regional Artists' Book Award
(Acquisitive)

CATEGORY 3
Arthouse Gallery 
Young and Emerging Artists' Book Award
(Acquisitive)

Works by all finalists may also be acquired for inclusion in the Mackay 
City Council Artists' Books Collection.
Additional acquisitions will total $2,000. 

Announcements and Exhibition

Prize winners will be announced at the opening of the Libris Awards 
exhibition and the launch of the 4th Australian Artists' Books Forum at 
6.00pm Friday 8 February 2008. 
The Libris Awards: Australian Artists' Books Prize will be on display at 
Artspace Mackay from 9 February until 23 March 2008. All award winning 
books will be acquired for inclusion in Mackay City Council's Artists' 
Books Book Collection housed at Artspace Mackay. 

Important dates:

Closing date for entries: 5pm Friday 12 October 2007
Shortlist of finalists announced (website): Friday 19 October 2007
Selected works to be received between Monday 7 January and Friday 18 
January 2008
Announcement and opening of exhibition: 6pm Friday 8 February 2008
Exhibition dates: Saturday 9 February to Sunday 23 March 2008
Finalists works to be collected no later then 5pm Sunday 6 April 2008

guidelines and further information:
Nicholas Williams, Exhibition Officer, Artspace Mackay on 07 4957 1794
or
http://www.artspacemackay.com.au/artists_books/libris_awards


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