artists book research activity


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… there is no endis a new artists book collaboratively produced by QCA’s Louis Lim and Beth Jackson. The work of art deals with grief, loss and upheaval from two separate encounters that intertwine through the process of photobook making. The book was shortlisted in the Singapore International Photography Festival Photo Book Showcase 2018, and selected and then acquired for Artspace Mackay’s
2018 Libris Award .

The book is available through
Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery in Tokyo. 

Ana Paula Estrada, Michael Phillips, Mathew Newkirk & Nicola Hooper

Ana Paula Estrada, Michael Phillips, Mathew Newkirk & Nicola Hooper

HDR candidates
Ana Paula Estrada

Nicola Hooper
Mathew Newkirk
& Michael Phillips
were selected for One Space’s highly engaging exhibition Pivot, July, 2019. All four artists critically employ print culture in these books to address contemporary issues. The exhibition is heavily populated by QCA graduates and staff and exemplifies the research strength in artists book practice at Queensland College of Art,


the catalogue of artists books, volumes 1, 2 & 3 collected for the “correlations between independant publishing and artists book practices” project has been published online. It includes critical essays by Sarah Bodman, Marian Crawford and Tim Mosely. The publication was migrated to a digital format with the support of QCA’s Live Worm.

Galleries, libraries and research collections interested in recieving hard copies of the three volumed catalogue, or showing the small collection of books are encouraged to contact dc3p to express their interest.

Recent venues showing the collection;

Griffith Library, Queensland College of Art, part of abbe 2017
IMPACT 10 - Santanda, Spain, 2018
Bower Ashton Library Cases, University of West Engalnd, UK, 2018
The Firestation Print Studio, Melbounre, Australia, June 2019

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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

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Fred Hagstrom, the Rae Schupack Nathan Professor of Art, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, has generously donated two books to the QCA artists book archive.

His Small Self Constant, Variable, 2008

Can't Win, 2010

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

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


... 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