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birdlife in the Indie Photobook Library
birdlife in the Indie Photobook Library

Our book birdlife has been added to the esteemed Indie Photobook Library (iPL) in Washington, USA. The collection, is an archive of independently published photobooks founded by Larissa Leclair in 2010. The collection comprises DIY, photobooks independently published and distributed, photography exhibition catalogs, print-on-demand photobooks, artist books, zines, photobooks printed on newsprint, limited edition photobooks, and non-English language photography books. […]

State Library of Qld’s artists’ book collection
Scott L. McCarney Memory loss 1988 Call No. ALAAB MACC

The largest public collection of artists’ books in Australia is held at the State Library of Queensland, as part of the Australian Library of Art. The collection consists of around 1500 works featuring both Australian and overseas artists. The Library positions the collection as ‘artworks that use the form or the concept of the book’, with the […]

Spotlight on books for kids
Spotlight on books for kids

Spending some time in the children’s book section of a library or bookshop, is a good method of sizing up what is happening in the arena of kids publishing. While finding something without glitter on the front cover may require a little digging… thankfully there are lots of interesting combinations of writers, artists and designers […]

Connecting with ProximityWA
Connecting with ProximityWA

Geography is no longer a barrier with writingWA‘s new resource ProximityWA creating connective possibilities between literary activity across the large state of Western Australia. The resource provides information on writers festivals and events taking place in regional centres around the state, allowing one to easily access information about what might be taking place close to you […]

Objectifying book art
Objectifying book art

BookArtObject is a great ongoing project by an informal collective of artists working with book arts. Administered from Australia, it includes artists spanning the world, using the blog as a hub for their activities. Artists work in the medium of artists’ books and come together occasionally to make small editions of work in response to […]

Indie publishing West-side
Indie publishing West-side

The independent publishing sector in Western Australia continues to swell with a swathe of activity from small publishers – from micro to rather big. We thought it might be a good time to recap on some of our colleagues. The Perth Zine Collective is a rich incubator and representative of hand-made publications, providing a a […]

Weaving stories
Janine McAullay Bott 'A Trip to the Country', palm fronds and curtain rods. Reproduced courtesy of the artist and Artija Fin

Perth artist Janine McAullay Bott works with weaving – creating objects and  figures from palm fronds, grasses, reeds and other natural and man-made materials. Drawing directly from her Noongar heritage the works reference the methodologies and stories of her ancestors. Weaving is part of my Noongar heritage – my great grandmother would make brooms to […]

Books about books
Books about books

We do enjoy books about making books, and we thought we’d share with you a couple of our favourites. Indie Publishing: How to Design and Produce Your Own Book, is a great how-to manual, detailing everything to do with publishing your own book, from design through to distribution. Written by Ellen Lupton, it’s published by […]

A Simple Rain launched
A Simple Rain Booklaunch

While the weather raged outside, inside the enticing book-lined walls of Crow Books, our latest book, A Simple Rain, was launched last Monday. Award-winning Western Australian poet Kevin Gillam launched the book, describing his process of re-visiting the book recently, as one that opened up new ways of reading this particular combination of art and […]

Landscaped
Landscaped

Our book birdlife has been reviewed in the latest edition of Landscapes, the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language, at Edith Cowan University. The edition features articles by Jorge Goldfarb and Adam Newcomb and poetry by Andrew Burke, Liana Joy Christensen, Marten Clibbens, Mark Dickinson, Niall Lucy, Edric Mesmer, Glen Phillips, Rose […]

From Alberta to Westerly…
From Alberta to Westerly…

We are very excited that the cover of the current edition of Westerly Magazine features artwork by Lethologica Press’ Perdita Phillips. The photograph is taken from the same series that is featured in our latest book, A Simple Rain. It exists as a close-up of red rock jutting through icy vegetation found on the Athabasca […]

We like: A traverse about the commons…
We like: A traverse about the commons…

Lethologica Press are rather pleased to have discovered The Triumph of the Commons: 55 Thesis on the Future – a collaborative text and art book by fifty-five artists. Presented as an online book, short pieces – described as ‘theses’ – by New York writer Leland Maschmeyer present various futuristic concepts, that have been responded to […]

A Simple Rain featured in The West Australian

WritingWA recommends… Together, Vivienne Glance’s abstract, evocative short poems and Perdita Phillips’ equally evocative photographs create a shifting, unfolding narrative of the connection between place and mind. The photographs, taken at the moraine of a glacier, present a zone where the immutable grandeur of the environment might make the transience of human existence acceptable. As […]

We like: Nigel Heyler’s CrayVox
We like: Nigel Heyler’s CrayVox

Lethologica Press are currently most taken with artist Nigel Heyler’s CrayVox. Existing as an atlas-cookbook, the book evocatively charts time spent last year by the artist deep amidst the briny fishing world of the Houtman Abrohlos Islands. Nigel’s explorations of the Islands emerge in beautifully rendered maps, paired with local crayfish recipes and Chinese calligraphy. […]

Sam Harris featured in takefive

Sam Harris was featured in The West Australian‘s takefive column in the Weekend Magazine 31 March: I am happiest when … I have enough time to photograph whatever I want. When all the elements come together and I’m in “the zone” Click to see more of his Western Australian Photobook Survey entry, Postcards from Home. […]

In the Beginning shortlisted in the Landscape category of the Momento Pro book awards

Dianne and Kathryn Soupandavong’s In the Beginning has been announced as 1 of 5 finalists for the Landscape section of the Momento Pro book awards in Sydney.  The Photobook of the Year Awards Exhibition will open on 7 May 2012 at the Momento Pro showroom during the Head On Photo Festival. Winners will be announced […]

An afternoon of words and art
An afternoon of words and art

The conversation was flowing within the airy rooms of Perth Centre for Photography, during our Artist’s Talk afternoon on Saturday 3 March. We chatted about the experiences and lessons learned, from collaboratively making books for the Art/Text/Clearinghouse Project and the Western Australian Photographic Book Survey. A number of poets read from their books – Liana […]

the opening night (before it got busy!) 8 February 2012
the opening night (before it got busy!) 8 February 2012

Here are some shots of the Art/Text/Clearinghouse Project + Western Australian Photographic Book Exhibitions opening at Perth Centre for Photography’s new gallery at 100 Aberdeen Street. It was a massive night. All images courtesy of James Kerr Photography http://www.monofreophoto.com/

Mark Parfitt, Jamie Macchiusi and Gemma Weston: Anyday Now
Mark Parfitt, Jamie Macchiusi and Gemma Weston: Anyday Now

Anyday Now is a collaboration between artist Mark Parfitt, designer Jamie Macchiusi and writer Gemma Weston featured in the Art/Text Clearinghouse Project. A graphically designed A5 folder houses four small books of critical and creative writing, written in response to selected visual diary images of drawing, collage and photography. The bookwork traces Parfitt’s visual journalling […]

Annette Nykiel’s book May I tell a story? has arrived
Annette Nykiel’s book May I tell a story? has arrived

Annette spends a lot of her time in Laverton so it was a pleasant surprise to get her work in the mail. Below is an intriguing image of the cover of May I tell a story?

Collaborators Marie Lochman and Liana Joy Christensen’s book available
Collaborators Marie Lochman and Liana Joy Christensen’s book available

Photographer Marie Lochman and writer Liana Joy Christensen’s collaborative book, Unnatural History, is now completed and ready for exhibition at the Art/Text Clearinghouse Project Exhibition. The genesis for the book actually began three years ago with a hand made Christmas card. Photographers Marie and her husband Jiri have long enjoyed a long and fruitful creative […]

Denise Brown and Gail Robinson’s ten collaborative books ready for exhibition
Denise Brown and Gail Robinson’s ten collaborative books ready for exhibition

Artist Denise Brown and writer Gail Robinson’s ten superbly crafted hand-made art books, Cemented by Shadows are completed and ready for exhibition at the Art/Text Clearinghouse Project exhibition. They explain that forming a bond between two artists who like to keep a firm hand on the controls when working on individual projects – one a […]

Di and Kat Souphandavong’s book In the beginning has arrived!
Di and Kat Souphandavong’s book In the beginning has arrived!

Dianne and Kathryn Souphandavong’s collaborative book In the Beginning, with its spectral and atmospheric images combined with poetry will be featured in the Art/Text/Clearinghouse Project opening February 8 at the Perth Centre for Photography. A mother and daughter team, their book explores the non-human – with images of spectres, figures and ghostly forms appearing naturally […]

Eva Fernández: (terra) australis incognita
Eva Fernández: (terra) australis incognita

(terra) australis incognita is a catalogue for a recent exhibition with the same title by Eva Fernández shown at the Fremantle Art Centre in 2011. The catalogue includes essays by Andrew Nicholls, artist, writer and curator based in Perth as well as Bec Dean, curator, writer and Associate Director of Performance Space, Sydney. Emphasising the […]

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