so far in 2019



Dr Blair Coffey and HDR candidates Abraham Ambo Garccia Jr & Ana Pauala Estrada are showing in POP Gallery’s January exhibition Prospects, new work from early career researchers at the
Queensland College of Art.

Blair Coffey’s, Sunflower
screenprint on vinyl
137 x 210 cm

Abraham Ambo Garcia’s, Kultural Amnesia,
artists books, hand made paper from a recyled history book


Ana Pauala Estrada’s, I cannot see you
artists book, hand made paper from recycled t shirts
and laser cut text


Professor Ross Woodrow in the QCA print studios.
A distinguised artist and proficient printmaker, he is back in the studios working on a series of substantial copper plates, part of a new body of intaglio prints recently commenced.

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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.


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 on books by artists 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 conference, 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
The Centre for Material Texts

contact dc3p