Libris Awards

2016 Libris Awards FINALISTS

Artspace Mackay is pleased to announce the following artists have been shortlisted for the 2016 Libris Awards.

All finalists will be contacted by email with instructions regarding delivery of artworks to Artspace Mackay for inclusion in the exhibition.

Date claimer

The time has come! Artspace Mackay invites entries for the 2016 Libris Awards: The Australian Artists Book Prize.

Three prizes in three categories will be awarded for artists books by Australian artists completed in the last two years.

  • CATEGORY ONE: Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal National Artists Book Award $10,000 acquisitive prize
  • CATEGORY TWO: Mackay Regional Council Regional Artists Book Award $2500 acquisitive prize
  • CATEGORY THREE: Artspace Mackay Foundation Youth and Student Artists Book Award $2000 acquisitive prize

Libris Awards

Important dates

  • Friday, April 29, 2016 – entries open
  • 5pm, Friday,  July 8, 2016 – closing date for entries
  • Monday, July 25, 2016 – shortlist of finalists published online
  • Monday, August 8, 2016 – deadline for delivery of finalists’ artworks to Artspace Mackay
  • August 27 – October 16, 2016 – exhibition dates
  • Saturday, August 27, 2016 – awards event and announcement of winners
  • November 1-4, 2016 – finalists’ works to be collected / returned by post

The Libris Awards is an initiative of Mackay Regional Council through Artspace Mackay. These awards seek to develop awareness of council’s significant collection of artists books, and to develop the collection further through the acquisition of new works by leading Australian artists working in this field.