Speak­ing Vol­umes

Art Almanac - - NEWS - fac.org.au Jan Davis, Solomon, 1995, dig­i­tal print artist book seven vol­umes in slip­case, edi­tion 2/10, 14.7 x 9.4 x 14cm Win­ner of the 1995 FAC Print Award Courtesy the artist and Fre­man­tle Arts Cen­tre, West­ern Aus­tralia

Fre­man­tle Arts Cen­tre is show­cas­ing a selec­tion of artists’ books from the City of Fre­man­tle Art Col­lec­tion from 22 Septem­ber to 11 Novem­ber. The award-win­ning books col­lected over 20 years present an op­por­tu­nity to get up-close and per­sonal with these unique ob­jects. ‘Speak­ing Vol­umes’ in­cludes pieces by Dianne Lon­g­ley (SA), Jan Davis (VIC), Peter Charuk (NSW), Marieke Dench (VIC), An­toni­etta Covino-Beehre (VIC), Joel Gailer (VIC) and Dami­ano Ber­toli (VIC). Com­bin­ing a range of pa­pers, medi­ums, print­mak­ing tech­niques and pro­cesses these re­mark­able books chal­lenge the act of read­ing and in­vite us to con­sider our un­der­stand­ing of what con­sti­tutes art. An artist talk will take place on Satur­day 23 Septem­ber, 2-4pm at the gallery.

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