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… Continue reading State Library of Qld’s artists’ book collection

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… Continue reading Objectifying book art

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… Continue reading Indie publishing West-side

Weaving stories

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… Continue reading Weaving stories

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… Continue reading A Simple Rain launched

A Simple Rain launch

Please join us on Monday 6th August 7pm at Crow Books 
900 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park, Western Australia for the launch of A Simple Rain. The book will be launched by award-winning Western Australian poet Kevin Gillam. RSVP/for more information contact Download the A Simple Rain flyer.  


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… Continue reading Landscaped

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… Continue reading From Alberta to Westerly…

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

James Kerr: Journey and Monofreo

James Kerr contributed two books to the Western Australian Photobook Survey. In 2008 James Kerr travelled to Thailand and the UK to re-connect with his origins. Primarily a journey to visit the town of his birth in Yorkshire, which he had not seen since leaving as a very young child, his visit took him to… Continue reading James Kerr: Journey and Monofreo

Contradiction Press and Sean Morris: Is this bioart?

Contradiction Press‘ Is this bioart? Dedicated to junk dna and scholarship features the distinctive illustrations of Sean Morris combined with the acerbically jolly wit of the anonymous artlover: The quest of the art student/art historian/curator/art theorist/artist trying to define a genre of art which has over recent years become ubiquitous within academia and sections of… Continue reading Contradiction Press and Sean Morris: Is this bioart?

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… Continue reading An afternoon of words and art