research activity in 2017


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


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.


PhD candidate Blair Coffey was awarded the 2016  Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Award, one of Queensland’s most prestigious regional art events


JAB42 is out and 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

Noreen Grahame dicusses with Dr Tim Mosely books from her collection in the exhibition artists’ books and multiples from Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions,
part of ...& So shown during abbe 2017 at Griffith Library Queensland College of Art


Dr Paul Uhlman, Meditations on process, and participants in the 2 day
abbe 2017 conference that considered the relationship between Gilles Deleuze’s zweifalt (a fold that both identifies difference and at the same time holds those differences within a relationship) and artists book practice.

a number of the presentations can be viewed on Vimeo
thanks to Aishla Manning and Paul Wright


Ulrike Stoltz & Uta Schneider
exploring the interplay of images and text in the book
a masterclass in book design

abbe 2017 folded poster
water based and oil based inks,
relief and silkscreening on Awagami's handmade Kozo paper
Tim Mosely and Michael Phillips


correlations between independent publishing and artists book practice
showing at ...& So Griffith Library Queensland College of Art
as part of abbe 2017



books about books by artists
showing at ...& So Griffith Library Queensland College of Art
as part of abbe 2017


Dieter Roth and Robert Jacks books
in grahame galleries + editons exhibition part of "...&So"
in conjuntion with abbe 2017


a point of inflection,
an exhibition of artists books by staff and post graduate students from
Queensland College of Art at Gympie Regional Gallery 2017.
Andrew Frost discussing his 2013 book The Handelsblat Diaries 



... 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 that research includes;
abbe - the artists books brisbane events featuring conferences, artists book fairs & exhibitions,
JAB39 - JAB42 - the publication of peer reviewed articles and essays from abbe 2015 and abbe 2017 in the Journal of Artists' Books,
pinch - a peer review collective supporting critical discourse on artists book practice,
the codex events - a series of collaborative publishing events and masterclasses featuring invited & visiting artists or scholars,
and exhibitions - national & international featuring books by artists.


HDR and Post Graduate students

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

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