No matter what I’m doing at any time, projects appear that are just too good to resist, and I find myself stepping to one side and participating. One of these was Call of the Small, and another is this, Julie Barratt’s The Hankie Project. Continue reading
Feel the Fell. Unique artist’s book of letterpress and offset letterpress ink on Chinese roll paper with handsewn whirlwind binding. Text by Gerard Manley Hopkins. Design and production by Ampersand Duck.
Held in the Artspace Mackay Collection, Queensland, Australia. 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
I am Writing to You From a Far-Off Country: Experiencing Henri Michaux (2000).
Digital images, laserprinted text, pen, ink and gold paint on paper, custom perspex cover. Unique, Canberra: Editioning & Artists Book Studio, NITA, 2000.
Books to Hold or Let Go is an upcoming exhibition at Canberra’s Craft ACT gallery.
Opening on 14 May at 6pm, Books to Hold or Let Go showcases Australian and international binders working with the text of Ampersand Duck’s fine press publication Poems to Hold or Let Go by Rosemary Dobson and Rosalind Atkins. The exhibition will run until 20 June, and associated events (floor talks or readings) are being negotiated. Continue reading
Books to Hold or Let Go was a group exhibition of bookbinding responses to a single book: Poems to Hold or Let Go by Rosemary Dobson, a fine press volume designed and published by myself, Ampersand Duck, in 2008.
The exhibition opened on May 14, 2009 at Canberra’s Craft ACT gallery and continued through to June 20, 2009. Continue reading