Libris Awards



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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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)

Key Dates:

  • Entries open Tuesday, 30 November 2021 to 3pm Wednesday, 5 January 2022
  • Shortlist announcements on Monday, 31 January 2022
  • Awards announcement and exhibition launch on Saturday, 9 April 2022
  • Exhibition open Saturday, 9 April 2022 to Sunday, 19 June 2022

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

Adele Outteridge is an artist and book maker 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.



    • Janet Ambrose, Every picture tells a story  2021
    • Lyn Ashby, the End of the Line  2021
    • Elizabeth Banfield, Lacuna (letter 18)  2020
    • Sara  Bowen, Narrative codes  2021-22
    • Ruth Cho, Crossing over  2021
    • Marian Crawford, Haunts hantise haunting  2021
    • Grace Cross, Book of rabbit proof fence  2021
    • Nicole Crosswell, Being seen  2021
    • Jan Davis & Jan Palethorpe, GOLD  2021
    • Fiona Dempster, Turning point  2022
    • Jessica Dorizac, Passages 1-5  2021
    • Barbara Dover, Vestige  2021
    • Rachel Dun, Integrate  2020
    • Ana Paula, Estrada  I am here  2021
    • Caren Florance &  Peter Lyssiotis, Getting away with it  2021
    • Robyn Foster, The fine art of creature spotting  2021
    • Gillian Frederick, Lacuna and the missing piece  2022
    • Lee Fullarton, Mr Chippa the woodblock carver of Bagru  2021
    • Annique Goldenberg, 80° north - artist book as environment  2017-21
    • Kim Herringe, Sky dancers  2021
    • Sarah Ind, Heavenly states  2021
    • Judy Keogh, Not enough toes to count the days  2020
    • Peta Lloyd, Traces of place  2021
    • Gita Mammen, Transient  2021
    • Katherine Masiulanis, Merrijig -- a record of a short holiday  2021
    • George Matoulas & Peter Lyssiotis, Bridge  2021
    • Clyde McGill, Notes for the speech  2021
    • Migaloo Press Artists Collective, On the edge  2020
    • Robert Moore, Rivers bend  2021
    • Sarah Mufford, Days of white bluff (codex)  2021
    • Mika Nakamura-Mather, My old country home (furusato)  2021
    • Janis R. Nedela, Book illustration: Ammonite  2021
    • Sue O'Malley, Tea and tigers
    • Glen O'Malley, Walking Woopen Creek  2021
    • Monica Oppen, Of property and nature  2021
    • Glenda Orr & Kathy Boyle, Now and when?  2022
    • Jacobus Oudyn, Flattening the curve  2021
    • Michael Phillips, Speaking with trees  2021
    • Sue Poggioli, Sky river rocks  2021
    • Liz Powell, Homestead dig: Tenterfield Station 2021
    • David Jay Reed, The importance of living  2021
    • Rose Rigley, Cataloguing absence  2021
    • John Ryrie, Strangers on a train  2021
    • Patrick Shirvington, The return  2021
    • Glen Skien, Object-poem: metaphor volumes 1 and 2  2020
    • Barry Smith, It won't dismantle itself  2021
    • Zina Sofer,  Perpetual cycle  2021
    • Doug Spowart &Victoria Cooper, Desire paths  2022
    • Gwenn Tasker & Angela Gardner, Not thinking about the circus at the circus  2021
    • Ruth Thompson, Gurrundurrung  2021
    • Denise Vanderlugt, Living with green  2021
    • Peter Ward, HeartBeastFactory  2021
    • Marama Warren, Ablaze -- the Currowan fire  2020
    • Kylie Watson, The day of the dead (scroll)  2021
    • Michelle Wild, Insignia  2021
    • Patricia Wilson-Adams, Veritas: lost words and truths  2021
    • Aliki Yiorkas, The line  2022