VIEW THE BOOKS – FRIDAY
22nd September evening presents the very best of contemporary photobooks from Australia and New Zealand from the recent Photobook of the Year Awards.
Meet Libby Jeffery from the Award’s Patron MOMENTO PRO.
Come in and view the books from 5.30pm-8pm.
TALKING BOOKS – SATURDAY
23 September – a free day of presentations about making photobooks and talking about the latest local and international photobooks.
Starting at 10.30am – 4.00pm
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Libby Jeffery from MomentoPro
Libby will talk about all things that make a difference for self publishers including:
Crowdfunding for projects
Working with editors, designers, reviewers, printers, distributors, publicists
The value of awards like Australian Photoboook of the Year Awards
Art book fairs
HEAR FROM SOME LOCAL PHOTOBOOK MAKERS & THEIR BOOKS
Dane Beesley and his books
The images in Dane’s book The Road trace an unknown timeline to an unknown destination, where he appears only as a tall shadow. There’s an honesty, a quest for truth, perhaps a naiveté in the images reminiscent of cinéma vérité that captures the adolescent wanderlust it seeks to document.
David Symons and his book
David will show the ‘ins and outs’ of the work that he produced at the Siganto Foundation artists’ book workshops and a masterclass held at the State Library of Queensland earlier this year with UK artist Helen Douglas.
Neil Degney and his book You are here
The images in Neil’s book have been taken on the streets of inner city Brisbane over the years 2014 to 2017. The title references the ubiquitous wayfinding signs often found in unfamiliar environments that enable us to determine our geographical position and plan a course towards our intended destination. It is also my Instagram user name all the images have at some time been posted to Instagram. The photographs are taken with a camera phone and processed using an app called Snapseed. (Neil is scheduled in October to have the next exhibition at Maud Gallery, opening on October 6th).
Isaac Brown and his book This Rock Between Us
This Rock Between Us investigates the difficult relationship between my father and me. Hard, floating, and an unsubstantiated substance, the rock appears and vanishes from moment to moment. This handmade photobook attempts to represent the relationship as a physicality, as an object that exists ‘in-between’, and built, by my father and me.
HEAR ABOUT RECENT PHOTOBOOK EVENTS ACTIVITIES IN ATHENS, MALAYSIA & VIENNA
Louis Lim at the Obscura Festival
Louis will be presenting some photobooks he had the pleasure of reading from his recent visit to the Obscura Festival 2017, as well as his recent work-in-progress photobook An Opened Letter.
In March 2017 Justin Ma was invited to do a photography workshop with Antoine D’agata in Athens, Greece. The workshop was hosted by VOID, a new organisation in Athens focussed on alternative publishing, exhibitions and workshops mainly based around photography as well as other visual arts. During the event at Maud Justin will be showing a few examples of publications from VOID including their collaboration with Antoine D’agata’s latest book “Cidade de Pedra”.
Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper will talk about their experiences at the Vienna Photo Book Festival, meeting Martin Parr and Gerry Badger and show some of the books they bought home from the Festival.
SEE BOOKS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
TO ATTEND THE SATURDAY EVENT, PLEASE REGISTER HERE