August 17, 2004

Library of Unwritten Books

Library of Unwritten Books is a collection of possible books. Short interviews are recorded with people about a book they dream of writing or making. Limited edition mini-books are published from transcripts of the interviews, which are made available to readers at exhibitions and special events.

Artists Caroline Jupp and Sam Brown collect the books through random encounters in shopping centres, parks, and city streets, and by invitations to visit schools, hospitals, public libraries, and community centres. People are prompted to spontaneously record their unrealised ideas, fictional tales, and personal histories. A small mobile recording unit is used to interview the potential authors. All contributors to the library receive a free copy of their own unwritten book. The collection is evidence of the common desire to write a book and is an ongoing survey of this literary phenomenon. The library catalogue will eventually contain over one thousand titles and will be permanently housed at the Mass-Observation Archive at University of West Sussex.

August 11, 2004

Books04: Works of Imagination

BOOKS.04: Works of Imagination
An exhibition of artists' books
August 28 to October 17, 2004
Opening 6.00pm Friday September 3 Noosa Regional Gallery

INTERACTION The book, the artist, the audience
A day of talks exploring the artists' book
9.00am - 3.00pm
September 3, 2004
Noosa Regional Gallery

Explore the artists' book with a focus on interaction with six inspirational artists. Featuring talks by
Kevin Wilson, Director, NRG
Maryke Stagg, NRG
Wim de Vos - "the book and beyond"
Judy Barass - "the book as object"
Linda Carroli - "new media and the ebook"
Corrie Wright - "interaction as process and participation"
Elizabeth Poole - "nature, the book and the artist"
Christine Ballinger - "the philosophy of the artists' book"
Registration Fee: $30.00 includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
Payable to Noosa Regional Gallery

Interaction Books.04
Noosa Regional Gallery
PO Box 141

For bookings please ring 07 5449 5340 or email
All registrations to be paid bu August 20, 2004.

Other BOOKS.04 programs:
August 12 - 26
Small Ceremonies: an exhibition of artists' books and intimate box works by Glen Skien
Saturday 14 August
2.00pm Opening of small ceremonies by Adele Outteridge
Thursday 19 August
11.00am Small Ceremonies Artists Talk by Glen Skien
Friday 3 September
9.00am - 4.00pm INTERACTION: the book, the artist, the audience. A day exploring the artists' book.
Friday 3 September
6.00pm BOOKS.04 opening by Linda Carroli
Sunday 12 September
11.00am - 3.00pm Family Day - Get Hooked on Books
Sunday 17 October
2.00pm Feminine Nature: an installation performance by Corrie Wright

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 August
Small Ceremonies workshop with Glen Skien
Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 September
Nature as Narrative Workshop with Corrie Wright
Saturday 11 September
From Piano Hinge to Concertina Workshop with Di Tait

Riverside Pelican Street
Tel: 07 5449 5340