Libris Awards

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Exhibition dates: 9 April – 19 June 2022

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.

Artspace Mackay are excited to announce the judges for the 2022 Libris Awards:

Adele Outteridge is an artist and master bookbinder who has specialised in artists’ books for over three decades. In 1998 she co-established The Studio West End. Outteridge has been artist-in-residence at schools and galleries across Australia, including the Ramingining Aboriginal Community, Arnhem Land, and held international teaching posts at Arrowmont School, Tennessee and at the Women’s Studio Workshop, New York. Her work in artists' books, printmaking, sculpture and drawing has been exhibited widely, held in private and public collections including the State Library of Queensland, school and university collections, and several regional galleries including Artspace Mackay.

Brian Robinson is an internationally recognised Queensland artist whose works meld contemporary graphic influences with his Torres Strait Islander storytelling heritage. His public sculptures on Wood Street, Mackay are part of a prolific career of public art commissions. Since 1999 he has contributed to several visual arts boards including the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Australia Council, Umi Arts, National Portrait Gallery, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair’s Indigenous Reference Panel and NorthSite Contemporary Art. Robinson’s work is held in major collections including National Gallery of Australia; the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art; National Gallery of Victoria; the Australian National Maritime Museum; the Tjibaou Cultural Centre, New Caledonia; and the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, United States.

Entries for the 2022 Libris Awards are open from Tuesday 30th November 2021 until Wednesday 5th January 2022. Visit this page again for the entry link.