Monday, June 30, 2008

because there hasn't been enough making on this blog...'s a preview of the book Byrd and I just collaboratively submitted to an exhibition called Into The Fold, opening at Artisan Books (Gertrude St, Melbourne) in August:

Snatches 6

Snatches 5

Snatches 4

Snatches 3

Snatches 1

It's called

SNATCHES: a mystery in six parts.

Letterpress (using bits of 20 years worth of un-dissed hell type) and ink drawings on this funky polyester cover sheeting that I discovered and have been hoarding.

Not bad for a weekend's work, eh?


genevieve said...

I was just there last Monday!! and your weekend's work is gorgeous, as always! I will look out for that one.

ainesse said...

hello there

not bad for a weekends work .........I'll say !!!

I also love the paper or surface it is printed on. I really need to get going on a book art project soon before I go mad. I say that because I am getting somewhat inspired right now as I am going through your book art works on your website at

This bookart piece called, "Shared Rooms", seems like such a special project and one that must have given you so much pleasure. There's so much to it and your outcome from the experience, looks beautiful and something that can probably only be appreciated in the flesh.
Do you have any photos of it 'in situ' in the art gallery, where it was exhibited?.
Those would be nice to see. Or just taken in your studio or a neutral-ish space.
You could post them on "Artist Books 3.0" i.e., which is where I came across you.

You were one of the "Featured People"
I see you appreciate cats as well.

Better go now and try to get something done today, i.e., before midnight strikes


Kirsty said...

Yes, I wish I could see it 'in the flesh' too.

Ampersand Duck said...

Hi Aine
Welcome to my world -- wow, I'm happy that people are starting to hang out at Artists Books 3.0. And flattered that I'm featured.

Shared Rooms was my student honours work; it's travelled around Australia a bit with the Edition + Artist Book Studio exhibition, but I'm not sure if I have any in situ shots... I'll have to have a look. I don't even know where that copy ended up -- it's either in the Victorian State Library or the Queensland State Library (the collection of books was split between the two libraries). Plus the National Library of Australia has one. And I have a couple left at home. I'm glad you like it! I've got a very soft spot for it, because it represents a couple of intense years of my life :)

Mummy/Crit said...

Wow. How cool. Are they really fortune tellers? (taht's what we used to call them...)

I might have a hairdresser for you. I'll check.And email you.

Bespoke Letterpress Boutique said...

gorgeous! Incredible work for just a weekend :)

Ampersand Duck said...

I should jump in here and say that it wasn't a straight weekend's work, but more a weekend's WORTH of work. The typesetting and printing took half a day, the cutting and folding another half a day, and I reckon Byrd took his time over a day to do the drawings. There had to be drying time in between all that!

But yes, a quick little playful piece.

Mark Lawrence said...
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Mark Lawrence said...

Hi &D, did you piece get selected for Into the Fold? (I hope so) I saw an ad for the exhibition in the paper a couple of weeks back, and I wondered if Snatches got selected.

Either way, I'd love to go along to the exhibition.

um. That was me deleting this comment because I forgot to tick the 'email follow up comments' box, and I wanted to re-post the comment and tick the box so I could see if you responded.

Sorry, didn't realise it would leave messy archeological breadcrumbs. Duh.

Ampersand Duck said...

Meh, no wuckers... I always forget to click that box and then have to rack my brain to remember who I wanted to follow up.

Yes, Snatches did get in! So if you're in the area, I'd love to hear what you think of the show, because I won't be able to get there :(

Mark Lawrence said...

Congratulations on getting into the show! I promise to take pictures for you.