Event Description

George Paton Gallery: Artists Bookworks #4

3/04/2023 - 21/04/2023 11am - 5pm

George Paton Gallery, Level 1, Building 159 - Arts and Cultural Building, Parkville campus, University of Melbourne

UMSU Gallery

Brought to you by the SSAF

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The exhibition presents an extensive collection of both contemporary and archival artists’ unique and small edition books in the George Paton Gallery. In the catalogue introduction to an earlier bookshow at the GPG, ARTIST’S BOOKS, 1982, curator Tim Guest provides a definition of the artist book:

Artists’ books can most simply be described as those books which have been conceived, designed and produced by visual artists. As distinguished from those books about artists, such as a monograph or catalogue raisonnée, or those about art, artists’ books are instead complete artworks in themselves: they are artworks that are presented in the form of books.

The exhibition will transform the GPG into a reading room. On display will be archival material from the previous Artist’s Books exhibitions in the George Paton Gallery, alongside current bookworks submitted by artists displayed on shelves and tables, available for viewers to peruse.

Workshops and presentations will be programmed through our Creative Workshops alongside the exhibition.

IMAGE: George Paton Gallery: Artist’s Books (reprised), 2014. Detail of exhibition installation

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