|Image: 'Manawa" by Toni Hartill|
selection of artist books, from the Angela Morton Room | Te Pātaka
Toi Art Library and contemporary Tamaki Makaurau
artists, has been gathered from out of library cupboards and artists’ studios
to share with and inspire a wider audience. These seldom seen treasures offer a
glimpse into the sculptural possibilities of artists’ books – “books” made by
artists, challenging the very concept of what a “book” can be. We often think
of books fondly as something you enjoy on holiday at the beach. This exhibition
aims to open your mind to just some of the possibilities.
From artists’ studios by: Beth Serjeant, Elizabeth Steiner, Celia Walker, Toni Mosley, Toni Hartill.
From the special collection by: John Denny, Brian Gregory, Judith Haswell, Bronwyn Lloyd of Pania Press, Glenna Matcham, Colin McCahon, Judith O’Rourke, Elizabeth (Beth) Serjeant, Sydney Shep, Paul Thompson, Claire Van Vliet.
September 26th – December 24th, 2020
Open Daily on Level 1, Takapuna Library
One of the many treats of putting together this exhibition has been the gathering of the many rich and entrancing stories behind the creation of the works. With the help of Leanne we aim to share many of these stories with our audience.
|Beth Serjeant shares the story behind the creation of her work "Hone"|
Already the exhibition has had a great response. Many people have responded that they have enjoyed their visit and are incredulous that such a treasure trove exists within our midst.
We are excited to announce our upcoming EVENT:
Opening the Cupboards
View the artists’ books in all their 3D, tactile glory!
Come and view the artists’ books outside of the display cupboards,
being handled and manipulated,
the way they are meant to be fully appreciated.
Meet some of the artists, hear the stories behind the making of
the books and how they were made, talk to the research librarian
about the books from the special collection.
Angela Morton Room, Te Pātaka Toi | Art Library
Level 1, Takapuna library.
Friday 13th November, 10am – 2pm.
Drop in anytime, no bookings required.
|Image: "Hone" by Beth Serjeant|
For images of all of the exhibited books, closer glimpses
and some of the stories behind the books
visit our social media pages:
Also follow the
@angelamorton.room Instagram page
for updates and further insights
into the Angela Morton Room.
|Bronwyn Lloyd, Pania Press|