Libris Awards

2016 Winners announced

Click Here for the Judge's Notes

Artspace Mackay proudly congratulates the winning artists' books for 2016:

Winner CATEGORY ONE:
Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal
National Artists Book Award $10,000 acquisitive prize
Europa to Oceania
Images by George MATOULAS & Angela CAVALIERI, text by Antoni JACH.

Winner CATEGORY TWO:
Mackay Regional Council
Regional Artists Book Award $2500 acquisitive prize
Tapping the knowledge
May-Britt MOSSHAMMER

Winner CATEGORY THREE:
Artspace Mackay Foundation
Youth and Student Artists Book Award $2000 acquisitive prize
The small garden
Brooke FERGUSON

Europa to Oceania. Images by George Matoulas and Angela Cavalieri, text by Antony Jach

May-Britt Mosshammer. Tapping the knowledge. .Brooke Ferguson. The small garden.

Illustrated list of finalist's works

Download an illustrated list of works with images supplied by the artists.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.

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

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

Enquiries: librisawards@mackay.qld.gov.au