10 May 2010

Artist's Books and the Art of Reviewing

Upcoming events at the ACT Writers Centre delve into the intricacies of reviewing and showcase the inventive world of Artist's Books:

The ACT Writers Centre and the Canberra Critics’ Circle present

Good, better, best

at 5 for 5.30pm on Tuesday 25 May in the Fireplace Room, Gorman House Arts Centre, Ainslie Avenue, Braddon
Enjoy a glass of wine from 5pm and hear Humphrey McQueen speak about evaluation and the practicalities of reviewing.
Humphrey McQueen is a freelance historian and cultural commentator. Widely known in Australia through his books, radio commentaries, articles and public speeches he is in demand as a guest lecturer, critic and consultant. McQueen is the author of 19 books that cover history, the media, politics and the visual arts. His articles appeared regularly in the Bulletin and his two classic books of Australian history, A New Britannia and Social Sketches of Australia, were reissued in 2004. His latest work is A Framework of Flesh - the first instalment of his research into the history of builder’s labourers and their unions. His website is http://home.alphalink.com.au/~loge27/

Cost: $10 non-members, $5 ACT Writers Centre and Canberra Critics’ Circle members, payable at the door. Bookings required on 6262 9191 or admin@actwriters.org.au

Exhibition Launch

The story is the thing

An exhibition of artists’ books with a story component
5.30-7.30pm, Thursday 27 May
Tuggeranong Art Centre 137, Reed St Greenway
To be opened by Gia Metherell, Literary Editor for The Canberra Times.

Artists’ books are exciting books (usually hand-made) which are themselves to be considered a work of art. The unusual books can be sculptural in form and can be made of materials not usually associated with books.
Please join us for a glass of wine and the launch of this exhibition of handmade books. The exhibition curated by Jane Schauer. RSVPs essential for catering purposes, on 6262 9191 or admin@actwriters.org.au Many of the books in the exhibition will be for sale. They have been created by local, interstate, and overseas artists. If you cannot make the launch then visit the exhibition which is on through to 6 June.