Ampersand Duck is proud to announce the release of a new artists’ book.
Those Who Travel is a very special collaboration by four artists: Sarah Rice, Patsy Payne, Ampersand Duck and Shellaine Godbold. Continue reading
3 Chords and the Truth: Art Inspired by Music
31 March to 11 April 2010
ANCA Gallery, 1 Rosevear Place, Dickson ACT Continue reading
Shared Rooms: Poems by Anna Akhmatova with Translations by Natalie Staples and Imitations by Rosemary Dobson and David Campbell
Letterpress and monoprints on Zerkal Wove paper, housed in screenprinted acetate envelopes, contained in a bookcloth-covered box with a perspex drawer (boxed) or a printed card slipcase (softbound ). English text handset in Perpetua and Times; Russian text set in Latinski and printed by letterpress using photopolymer plates. Continue reading
Playing with Anna’s Ghosts
Artist’s book. Unique letterpress concertina-bound book with removable hard cover and slipcase. c.100 x 100 x 50mm. Canberra: Ampersand Duck, 2005. Private Collection. Continue reading
Country Press 2 was an exhibition at the ANU School of Art in October 2009. There was one of these the year before, hence it was number two.
I offered to make a promotional poster that could double as my work in the show. Continue reading
This chapzine presents classic computer spam as found poetry, printed in the style of a fine press poetry chapbook. Continue reading
One of my day jobs is that of Technical Officer in the Printmedia & Drawing Book Studio at the ANU School of Art in Canberra. The school is established in a workshop and studio system rather than as departments. Each workshop has a Technical Officer to organise the smooth daily running of the workshop. I am a sub-TO, looking after the unique space of the Book Studio. (Postscript: as of 2011, I am not even that, but I still teach there.)
Every few years the Technical Officers put on an exhibition to showcase the fact that they, too, are professional artists maintaining their own practice. In 2009 the show was called Art-i-Techs, and it opened on Wednesday 25 March at 6pm in the Foyer Gallery of the School of Art, Liversidge Crescent, Australian National University. Continue reading