Saturday, 11 August 2012


This week's piece, Gumballs - I want the whole jar, is mine only in the sense that it's a recent addition to my (modest) collection of artists' books. It's a work by Canberra book artist Linda Newbown that featured in Turning Over, a recent exhibition of artists books, printing and 3D paper works at Strathnairn Homestead Gallery. It was a fabulous exhibition - full of witty and inventive original pieces housed in superbly crafted 'containers'. Gumballs consists of 270 miniature cased-in concertina bindings (each with text). As Linda puts it: "For all of us there is something that we crave - something that we do not want to share, that we want to gather and hoard. For me, it's a greed for books."

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