C/O Poste Restante: Mackay Regional Council Artists Book Collection.

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Title

C/O Poste Restante: Mackay Regional Council Artists Book Collection.

Venues

Artspace Mackay. (29 October 2010 – 12 June 2011)

Date

(2010 – 2011)

Summary

Multi-artist exhibition. Located: Australia (QLD). Artists books.

Curator

Bennett, Wanda.

Country of context

Australia

Abstract

Curated by renowned local artist, Wanda Bennett, C/O Poste Restante highlights a selection of works from the Mackay Regional Council’s permanent collection of artists books. Increased use of electronic technology combined with the environmental need to work towards a paper free society, continuously threatens the book’s role as humankind’s primary communication tool. This threat to the well loved book has led to an increased interest in book arts amongst artists, with a growing number choosing to work with artists books and altered books as a way to define and express issues present in contemporary society. This exhibition explores and examines the preciousness and sentimentality of letters, diaries, journals, scribbled notes, travel tickets and indeed the art of handwriting itself. [Artspace Makay media].

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30 Sep 2020