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abbe 2015

  • Queensland College of Art 226 Grey Street South Brisbane, QLD, 4101 Australia (map)

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Dr Lynn Ashby delivering a keynote address at abbe 2015.

 The terms ‘post literacy’ and ‘the haptic’, adopted from fields that have established critical languages, were chosen to shape the proceedings at abbe in 2015. With participation from the editors of two prominent journals as well as leading Australian artists and scholars in the field, abbe 2015 lays groundwork for an ongoing engagement of antipodean artists and scholars with artists books. Selected papers from the conference will subsequently be published in an Australian volume of JAB The Journal of Artists’ Books.

The conference was supported by an artists book fair, by exhibitions that put on show a diverse range of books being made in Australia and a tour of significant artists book locations in Brisbane.

For more details on abbe 2015 see Sarah Bodman's report  or visit the abbe 2015 conference blog.


Keynote speakers at abbe 2015 were:

Sarah Bodman
Senior research fellow for artists books, Centre for Fine Print Research, UK
Editor, The Blue Notebook 

Brad Freeman
Artist, Founder and editor in chief, The Journal of Artists Books

Dr Lyn Ashby
Australian artist and scholar


Papers and presentations were also delivery by:
Sara Bowen
Deidre Brollo
Monica Carroll
Marian Crawford
Helen Cole
Victoria Cooper
Danny Della-Bosca
Fiona Dempster
Jenny Fraser
Caren Florance
Angela Gardner
Bridget Hillebrand
Joel Lardner
Marian Macken
Tim Mosely
Adele Outteridge
Kym Tabulo
Doug Spowart
Wim De Vos
Gabriella Wilson

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Tim Mosely
Glen Skien
Jonathan Tse
Ross Woodrow

Sarah Bodman
Paul Ladler
Brad Freeman
Guy Begbie
Marian Crawford

Alannah Gunter
Carolyn McKenzie-Craig

Later Event: July 11
NIME 2016