Take a virtual 3D tour of the 2022 Libris Awards

If you can't get in to Artspace Mackay right now, take a 3D virtual tour of the 2022 Libris Awards:The Australian artists' book prize, on show at Artspace Mackay until 19 June.

Click here to navigate the 2022 Libris Awards online 3D experience. We hope you get a chance to visit Artspace to see this wonderful show in person before it closes on the 19 June. If you'd like to organise a group or school tour of the exhibition, please email us at artspace@mackay.qld.gov.au.

2022 Libris Awards: The Australian Artists' Book Prize

AND THE WINNERS ARE...

WINNER Category 1.
Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal National Artists’ Book Award (acquisitive) $7,000
Jessica DORIZAC Passages 1-5 2021, handcut paper board, 8.5 x 8.5 x 1.4 cm. Images courtesy the artist.

HIGHLY COMMENDED Category 1.
Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal National Artists’ Book Award (acquisitive) $3,000
Sarah IND Heavenly states 2021, paper, 4 x 16 x 13 cm. Images courtesy the artist.

WINNER Category 2.
Mackay Regional Council Regional Artists’ Book Award (non-acquisitive) $2,500
Denise VANDERLUGT Living with green 2021, coiled images suspended in handmade paper, 10.5 x 12.5 x 8 cm (closed). Images courtesy the artist.

WINNER Category 3.
Artspace Mackay Tertiary Artists’ Book Award (non-acquisitive) $2,000
Ana Paula ESTRADA I am here 2021, digital print and photography, 28 x 43 cm. New York: Visual Studies Workshop. Images courtesy the artist.

Illustrated Catalogue of Finalists for 2022 Libris Awards

Artspace Mackay congratulates the winners and 57 finalists. Thank you to our major sponsor Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal and our Judges, Adele Outteridge and Brian Robinson. Thank you to the artists throughout Australia who submitted entries for the 2022 Libris Awards.

The staff of Artspace Mackay acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work, the Yuwi People. We extend this acknowledgement to all Aboriginal members of the Birri Gubba Nation and pay respects to Elders past and present, and to the young emerging leaders. We acknowledge the important protocols of the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander communities across the Mackay region.


Artspace Mackay’s biennial event, the Libris Awards, brings together works by leading and emerging artist book makers from across the country. The Awards are a chance to celebrate the art form and build on the gallery’s significant artist book collection through the competition’s acquisitive prizes. With four awards, including special categories for locally based artists and art students, the prize offers $14,500 in total prize money.

CATEGORY 1. Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal National Artists’ Book Awards
* Overall Winner $7,000 (acquisitive)
* Highly Commended $3,000 (acquisitive)

CATEGORY 2. Mackay Regional Council Regional Artists’ Book Award $2,500 (non-acquisitive)

CATEGORY 3. Artspace Mackay Tertiary Artists’ Book Award $2,000 (non-acquisitive)

Opening night timeline, Saturday 9 April:

  • 5pm: Judges' Talk with Adele Outteridge and Brian Robinson, Main Gallery, Artspace Mackay
  • 6pm: Exhibition opening begins
  • 6:30-7pm: Awards announced and published online via Facebook www.facebook.com/artspacemackay and here on our website

Click here for more information on the current and past Libris Awards

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