March 26, 2004

Artist Books

A national forum on artists books was held at Artspace Mackay in February this year.

The National Artists' Books Forum approached issues surrounding the artform from a variety of perspectives creating a rare opportunity for networking and discussing the creation, presentation and collecting of artists' books.

Following the success of the First National Artists' Book Forum, Artspace Mackay and Australian Museums and Galleries Online (AMOL) have established an artists' book email list for the discussion of Artists' Books in Australia.

The artsbooks list is for artists, curators, librarians, students and researchers interested in the artform of artists' books within Australia. Members of the list receive information about exhibitions, events and opportunities relating to artists' books. The list also will provide a forum to discuss issues, share information and help and support each other.

Instructions for those wishing to subscribe can be found at

Papers from the First National Artists' Book Forum will be published online at Artspace Mackay's website in April 2004.