Book Arts

Impact 7 Multi-disciplinary Printmaking Conference
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
27th – 30th September 2011

Sarah Bodman and Paul Laidler travelled to Impact 7 on 21st September to present papers and install exhibitions for the conference, and afterwards move on to Queensland College of Art in Brisbane for a two-week artists’ residency with Master Pulp Printer Tim Mosely (1st – 15th October, 2011).

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As part of the associated events, an exhibition Fine impressions: printmaking and artists’ books in Melbourne 1999–2010, showcasing beautiful, limited-edition books by 20 Melbourne artists and printmakers, Sarah gave a free public lecture on Monday 26th September at the State Library of Victoria: Books of all stripes: artists’ publishing in the 21st century.

Sarah and Paul have set up a blog to share the Impact and Codex events, where they have been and what they have at:

IMPACT 7: Intersections & Counterpoints focused on the multiple identity of the print, exploring the cross-disciplinary nature of printmedia internationally and in the context of the Asia-Pacific region. An amazing week of talks, papers, demos, exhibitions and meeting lots of people. The organisers and their team were amazing and we really enjoyed our time at Impact!

These are the papers we presented:

Paul Laidler The Human Printer featuring the Print is Dead series

Sarah Bodman Life, the universe and everything: the artist’s book as a means of theoretical, political and social consideration of the natural world

Sarah Bodman and Tom Sowden A Manifesto for the Book – artist’s book – artist’s publication – book art?

Tom Sowden Follow-ed (after hokusai)

Tom Sowden Drawing with Fire: The Art of Laser Cutting Paper

We also showed two exhibitions:

Life, the universe and everything: Artists’ books which question our relationship with nature and the way we live curated by Sarah Bodman
Follow-Ed a selection of books from a touring exhibition curated by
Tom Sowden