Books Beyond Boundaries

Posted 22 November 2018

books beyond boundaries

a creative communities art project

Geelong Library & Heritage Centre

21 Nov-20 Dec 2018

 What are the boundaries of a book?

What happens when you give the bookform to artists and community members?

Books Beyond Boundaries answers these questions as an alternative library of books pulled apart, cut up, collaged, illuminated, reconstructed, illustrated and assembled. From a wall of remade book pages (signatures) to a cabinet of altered and sculpted books, Books Beyond Boundaries reveals the creativity of Geelong’s communities and the transformation of books into artworks.

Supported by a Creative Communities art grant, Eastern Hub engaged contemporary artists David Dellafiora, Teresa Lawrence and Liz McGrath to collaborate with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to explore and experiment with the book as tangible object and physical form.

Workshops were run in Eastern Hub’s Art Studio, the fOrT and Karingallery where community members worked intensively with found and decommissioned books. Participants in the project included St Margaret’s Primary School grade 5/6, Afghani girls at the fOrT, Oxygen College students, Karingallery artists and members of the community.

With Eastern Hub Community Centre home to the Creative Book Arts project and genU’s assembling publication KART, Books Beyond Boundaries was a logical next step to engage communities in the making of artistbooks.

On display at Geelong Library & Heritage Centre:

  • Wall of illustrated, altered and painted pages
  • Cabinet of illuminated bookworks
  • Assembling publications from the Field Study Archive.

For more information contact Sue Hartigan at Eastern Hub on 5249 6128

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