Thursday, March 04, 2010

The Story Is The Thing

Deadline: April 26, 2010 by 5pm (RECEIVE)

The Story Is The Thing
Australian Capital Territory Writers Centre
Gorman House Arts Centre
Braddon ACT
27 May – 6 June 2010

Call for entries for an exhibition of artists’ books with a story component. Exhibition curator: Jane Schauer

Artists’ books are books (usually handmade) which are themselves considered to be a work of art. The theme of the exhibition is “The Story Is The Thing”.

The story component of entries may be the creation of the book artist, or it may be a collaboration (for example, a writer provides the story and a book artist makes the book). The books can be sculptural in form and can be made of materials not usually associated with books. Books can be offered for sale.

During the exhibition period workshops on writing and on making artists’ books will be offered.

Entry Conditions (truncated)
  1. All entries should reflect the exhibition theme, “The Story Is The Thing”, and only books with a story component will be included in the exhibition; however, the story does not need to be lengthy.
  2. Each entry application should include a completed entry form, a one page CV and up to six JPEG images of the relevant book.
  3. Entries should be the work of the entrant(s) and have been completed within the last 2 years.
  4. Entrants are limited to one entry.
  5. Books will be covered by insurance during the exhibition; however, entrants should arrange their own insurance for their books in transit to and from the exhibition.
  6. Exhbitors retain copyright of their books, but give, free of charge, the exhibition holders non-exclusive permission to reproduce images of their books for promotion of the exhibition and for archival purposes.
  7. As the gallery space is limited, we may not be able to accept all entries for exhibition.

Download information and entry form: The_Story_is_the_Thing

Enquiries can be directed to:
Jane Schauer

ACT Writers Centre
Gorman House Arts Centre
Ainslie Avenue
Braddon ACT 2612