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Between the Sheets: Artists’ Books Exhibition Opening
29 August @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Between the Sheets: Artists’ Books Exhibition 2019 will be opened by Paul Uhlmann, Artist and Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University at at 6 pm on Thursday 29 August at Gallery Central, 12 Aberdeen Street, Perth.
Gallery East presents an exhibition of 70 works by 59 artists from 7 countries challenging the notions of the traditional book. Makers include printmakers, photographers, architects, wordsmiths, textile artists, painters, sculptors, digital artists, and, for the first time, a glass artist, with both traditional and contemporary approaches to creating books of art and art of books to inspire and captivate the viewer.
The artist’s book is above all a physical object with which everyone can interact. Indeed, possibly alone in contemporary art practice Artists’ books have a universal appeal: an engagement with everyone who has held a book in his or her hand.
Books as art objects become more than containers of information, but works of art in themselves. While many artists are concerned with content, images, ideas or inventions, others use a variety of media, shapes and structures to create unique book works. Now seen as a distinct art form, artists’ books have a growing appeal to artists, collectors, curators and the viewing public.
This is the fourth biennial Between the Sheets: Artists’ books which Gallery East has launched in Western Australia and the third to be hosted by Gallery Central at North Metro TAFE.
The exhibition runs 30 August – 21 September 2019.
Opening Times: 10.00 am to 4.45 pm weekdays, 12.00 pm – 4.00 pm Saturdays.
For more information about the exhibition and its participating artists, please visit the Gallery East website.