research activity in 2018



Michael Zavros in QCA’s print studios with Blair Coffey, editioning his intaglio photopolymer print for the 2018 QCA Print Portfolio, produced by the QCA Print Club


MAVA candidate Elyse Taylor in the final stages of printing her
21 layer colour reduction linocut.
An acomplishment of technical profficiency, the prints production has been documented on the artists instagram page, elysetaylorartist.

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HDR candidate Domenica Hoare was included in the
2018 Australian Print Triennial’s Emerging Artists exhibition in Mildura. Sitting pretty is one of two of her works inlcuded in the show.


Tim Mosely at the New England Regional Art Museum’s,
Museum of Printing (MOP). Tim spent a month over November & December as artist in residence in the Packsaddle Artist Studio in Armidale NSW. He worked with the unique collection of wooden type held by the MOP, combining text printed from the wooden type with relief prints in a small edition of artists books. The prints were made in response to a pair of prominent hills near Ben Lomond in the New England tablelands.

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clockwise from the left - Rhiannon Daniels, Paulo Silveira, Marian Crawford, Jennifer Batt, Angie Butler, Sarah Bodman, Tom Sowden, Amir Brito Cador & TIm Mosely, dicuss the artsists books symposium ‘Artists’ Books in Australia, Brazil and the UK – looking to the past to read into the future’.
held Friday 26th October 2018
hosted by the Centre for Fine Print Research, Bristol, UK.


QCA have taken delivery of a Heidelberg KSBA letterpress and a selection of letterpress type, including wooden type. These historic elements of print culture will significantly expand the scope and nature of research within
print culture @ QCA.


Photo by Ken Adlard, Courtesy Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Photo by Ken Adlard, Courtesy Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Tim Mosely’s Kanage Pholu Wanda is included in the Takesada Matsutani. drop in time, Book Lab, Artists' Books at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 29 September 2018 – 1 January 2019


Michale Phillips in the print studios working on the poster he was commissed to print by the Griffith University Art Museum. The poster will accompany the publication With Heart & Hand: Art Pottery in Queensland 1900–1950 highlights, produced for the Griffith University Art Museum’s exhibition of the same name.

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Ana Paula Estrada presenting her paper “Documenting Life Stories through Artist Books” at IMPACT 10, Santander, Spain,


Marian Crawford, Tim Mosely (and Sarah Bodman) at IMPACT 10, Santander, Spain, showing the books collected for the research project correlations between independent publishing and artists book practice. Tim Mosely also presented his paper “The Autographic Touch of Prints” at the conference.


Blair Coffey's final exhibition of his PhD candidature

Recombinant Images. As processes of quantifying, analysing and now potentially transforming human life becomes enabled by digital technologies, the promise of incredible insights is tempered with the threat of tragic oversights. The artwork exhibited here correlates the digitisation and manipulation of genetic information to the use of the Photoshop software editing techniques within print culture.  

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Karen Stone's MVA mid candidature exhibition
paper - pulp painting/papermaking

"This exhibition is an experiment in the visual translation of memories and feelings of home,
through the use of domestic floral patterns. The
pulp paintings are made with fibres sourced
from donated or found recycled clothing, which
carry the stories from their previous owners into
my story of home. Bringing the past into the
present asks the question "what does home
mean to me?" as a single, older, non-homeowning
woman in contemporary Australian
society and culture?"


JAB43 is out

it includes Monica Caroll & Adam Dickerson's paper from abbe 2017.
 The Knowing of Artists Books

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Visiting artists, Charles Cohan , Professor of Printmaking at the University of Hawaii at Manoa,  and Cassie Ferguson studio assistant for printmaking at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, have commenced a two week residency at QCA's print studios. Focussing on stone lithography during the residency Professor Cohan delivered a stone lithography workshop for the QCA print club and is exhibiting a body of his work titled Trajects: Prints 2012 - 2018 at QCA's Webb Gallery
from April 4th - 14th . 

Dr Tim Mosely and Dr Glen Skien  featured in
the New England Regional Art Museum's 2018  WIMBLE"S WAYZGOOSE on the 6th - 8th of April 2018. Celebrating print culture the event included a keynote and guest speakers, 4 one day workshops on prints and the book, and a "printers picnic".  

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HDR student Michael Phillips 's is the winner of The Brisbane Airport Corporation Artwork Competition.  His submission for this significant commission is based on woodblock releif prints.



QCA lecturer Tim Mosely makes the bespoke paper
for the Queen's message placed in the Gold Coast
2018 Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton

The paper for the Quuen's Baton is the first significant
creative research project from QCA’s new hand paper-making mill.


JAB42 is out

it includes 4 papers from abbe 2017.
 ‹betwixt & between› the keynote by Ulrike Stoltz & Uta Schneider
  “Memorandum”, from concept to publication by Ana Paula Estrada
Handling folds: an intimate encounter by Bridget Hillebrand
A lively phantom by Marian Crawford

more abbe 2017 papers to come in the next volume


correlations between independent publishing and artists book practice
the catalouge for this small collection of books by artists, designers and independent publishers will be relaesed early in 2018, keep an eye out for the collections as it tours.


 in 2017


HDR student Ana Paula Estrada de Isolbi has been awarded the AAANZ 2017 best artists book prize for her book  Memorandum


... dc3p is a contemporary fine art publishing project associated with the print program at Queensland College of Art. Framed within print culture and haptic aesthetics the venture supports studio research into artists book practices and autographic printmaking.

artists books @ dc3p

… the emergence of artists books in the twentieth century as a medium that engages the breadth of our senses was underpinned by collaborative practice between poets, artists and designers within print culture. This intersection between the fields of fine art, literature and design facilitated by the printed book continues to attract interest across the creative arts. Responding to the fields emerging critical discourse a research focus textured by 'the haptic'  has been established at dc3p. This focus embraces the production, reception and evaluation of artists books within the antipodes. In keeping with the haptic, the nature of the focus is dynamic, responding to the surfaces of the field.

To date those surfaces include;

the abbe events (artists books brisbane event)
these have featured a conferences, artists book fairs and exhibitions,

the publication of peer reviewed articles/essays academic papers from the abbe events have been published in The Journal of Artists' Books,
 JAB39 ,   JAB42 ,   JAB43

the pinch - the development of a peer review collective supporting critical discourse on artists book practice,

the codex events - a series of collaborative publishing events and masterclasses featuring invited and visiting artists or scholars,

exhibitions - national & international, featuring books and prints by artists ,

advances in studio techniques, including
pulp printing - & fine papermaking techniques

Other epicentres of artists book research dc3p has links with include:

Centre for Fine Print Research
Journal of Artists Books
The Codex Foundation
Bibliotheca Liborum Apud Artificem
centre for the artist book at Grahame Galleries + Editions
State Library of Queensland
silverwattle bookfoundry
the NERAM Museum of Printing

contact dc3p