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Altered Books

Marama - Old Greek Nature StoriesOn my recent Brisbane trip I was lucky to spend time at the State Library of Queensland with Helen who showed me a selection from their famous collection of artists’ books. They have an excellent website with a virtual exhibition of artists’ books and student and teacher resources. http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/

Their collection contains some brilliant altered books including Kylie Stillman’s Dusky Robin, which is also featured in the current Altered Books Exhibition at the NSW State Library. I saw this exhibition in Sydney last week and loved it. It runs until 24th June. Here is the link to the exhibition.
http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/events/exhibitions/2012/recycled_library/index.html

Now I am inspired to play with some old books that have been drifting around the house and here are two examples of what I’ve been doing.

Marama - altered pages

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2 comments on “Altered Books

  1. kerrie smith
    June 22, 2012

    Marama, love the blog. I especially like the idea of altered books – so accessible and a great way to be able to keep all those books I just can’t part with and give them a new life/meaning. Happy creating. Kerrie S

  2. artexpectations
    September 6, 2012

    I love altered books too! Well, pretty much all kinds of art. I will go and look at some of your other ones. Check mine out on my blog. Thanks!

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