Agostino, MichaelThe Australian National University School of Art: A history of the first 65 years (ANU, Canberra: ANU School of Art: 2009). ISBN: 978 0 7315 3066 3. Contains history of Graphic Investigation Workshop (119-125) and the ANU Book Studio (185-88). TROVE

Bodman, Sarah & Tom Sowden, A Manifesto for the Book (Bristol, UK: Impact Press at The Centre for Fine Print Research, 2010). ISBN 9781906501044. SOURCE Free download available, can be ordered as print copy. Contains interviews and information about Australia book arts.

Butler, RogerPrinted Images in Colonial Australia 1801-1901 (Canberra, ACT: National Gallery of Australia, 2007). ISBN 9780642541802. TROVE

Butler, RogerPrinted Images by Australian Artists 1885-1955 (Canberra, ACT: National Gallery of Australia, 2007). ISBN 9780642542045. TROVE

Catalano, GaryThe Bandaged Image: a study of Australian artists’ books (Sydney, Australia: Hale & Iremonger Pty Limited, 1983). TROVE

Borchardt, D.H.The Spread of Printing: Eastern Hemisphere, Australia (Amsterdam: Vangendt & Co, 1969). TROVE

Cowley, Des & Clare Williamson, Mirror of the World: Books and Ideas (Carlton, VIC: The Miegunyah Press, 2007). Also associated exhibition catalogue. TROVE

Denholm, MichaelSmall Press Publishing in Australia: the early 1970s (North Sydney, Australia: Second back Row Press, 1979). ISBN 0909325197. TROVE

Denholm, Michael,  Small Press Publishing in Australia II: The late 1970s to the mid to late 1980s. Vol. 2, (Footscray, Australia: Footprint, 1991). ISBN 1862970114. TROVE

Jarvis, JadwigaThe Wayzgoose Affair (Katoomba, Australia: Wayzgoose Press, 2007). ISBN 9780646471419. TROVE

Jury, David (ed.), Book Art Object (Berkeley, USA: The Codex Foundation, 2008). ISBN 9780981791401. TROVE  Anthology of international papers; Australian representation by Jadwiga Jarvis (plus others in the artist listing).

Loney, Alan, The Printing of a Masterpiece (North Fitzroy, VIC: Black Pepper Press, 2008). ISBN 9781876044589. TROVE

Loney, Alan, The Books to Come (Victoria, TX Cuneiform Press Berkeley, CA. Distributed by Small Press Distribution, 2012). TROVE

Monro, Craig & Robyn Sheahan-Bright, Paper Empires: A history of the book in Australia 1946-2005 (St Lucia, QLD: University of Queensland Press, 2006). ISBN 0702235598. TROVE

Oppen, Monica & Peter Lyssiotis, The Silent Scream: political and social comment in books by artists (Sydney, Australia: Ant Press for Bibliotheca Librorum Artificem, 2011). ISBN 9780987160652. TROVE

Poletti, AnnaIntimate Ephemera: Reading Young Lives in Australia Zine Culture (Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne University Press, 2008). TROVE

Queensland Bookbinders’ Guild, Books and Bindings (Brisbane, Qld: QBG Occasional Publication Number One, 1983). ISBN 0949478008. TROVE  Accompanied by packet of 6 sample books containing handmade paper. 

Richards, MichaelA Licence to Print: Alex Bolton and the Brindabella Press (Canberra, ACT: Friends of the National Library, 1993). TROVE

Selenitsch, AlexAustralian Artists Books (Canberra, Australia: National Gallery of Australia, 2008). ISBN 9780642541864. TROVE

Selenitsch, AlexThe Book of Three Times (Melbourne, Australia: CODEX Australia (Chapbook Series), 2013). TROVE

Sever, Nancy & Dianne Fogwell, The Print, the Press, the Artist and the Printer: Limited editions and artists’ books from art presses of the ACT (Canberra, Australia: ANU Drill Hall Gallery, 1994). ISBN 0731520807. TROVE Contains essay by Sasha Grishin, ‘Canberra Printmakers, Printers and their Audience’.

Stein, HarryFrom the Barn on the Hill to Edwards & Shaw 1939-1983 (Sydney, NSW: State Library of New South Wales Press, 1996). ISBN 0730589285. TROVE  Contains essay by Jurgen Wegner, ‘Edwards & Shaw: A collector’s perspective’. 

Stuart, JamesThe Material Poem: an e-anthology of text-based art & inter-media writing (Bondi, NSW Australia:non-generic productions, online edition 2007; PoD edition 2009). ISBN 9780980395204. SOURCE TROVE

Catalogues     [BACK TO TOP]

Artbound, Bound Art 2011 (Sydney, NSW: Gallery Red, 2011). Includes introductions by Rosemarie Jeffers Palmer, ‘The birth of Artbound’ and Adele Outteridge, ‘An Opening’. Exhibition dates: Gallery Red, 1-18 Oct, 2011. MEDIA

Arthur, Jay; Alexander Hamilton, Petr Herel, Paul Uhlmann, Exhibition of Books and Boats (Melbourne, Vic: The State Library of Victoria, 1991). Includes essay by Alex Selenitsch, ‘Across the Imagination’. Exhibition dates: SLV, 13 July – 25 Aug, 1991. TROVE

Bunbury, AilsaBea Maddock (Melbourne, VIC: National Gallery of Victoria, 2013). Exhibition dates: NGV International, 14 Feb – 21 July 2013. TROVE

Crafts Council of the ACT, Fine Books, Fine Bindings (Watson, ACT: Crafts Council of the ACT, 1989). Contains essay by Janene Pellarin, ‘Introduction’. Exhibition dates: Menzies Library, 13-30 March 1989; State Library of NSW, 15 April – 30 May 1989. TROVE

Clendinning, Ross (ed),  Contemporary Designer Bookbindings: Europe & Australia (Sydney, NSW: Crafts Council of Australia, 1984). ISBN 0909278268. TROVE

Crawford, Marian, Community & Context (Melbourne: Monash University, 2013). Contains essays by curator Marian Crawford, ‘Community & Context’, Anna Zagala, ‘We’re all in this together’, and Anna Daly, ‘%$#@*WX!!!?: Expressing ourselves in print’. Exhibition dates: MADA Gallery, 6 Feb – 12 March 2013. ISBN 9781921994173. TROVE

Davis, Rhonda & John Potts, Unbound/Bound (Sydney, NSW: Macquarie University Art Gallery, 2013). ISBN 9781741383966. Exhibition dates: Unbound: Macquarie University Art Gallery; Bound: Macquarie University Library Exhibition Space, 31 July – 7 Sept 2013. TROVE

Fogwell, DianneDianne Fogwell: Collected Works 1979-2001 (Canberra, Australia: Self-published, 2001). Contains essay by Sasha Grishin, ‘Dreams and Swords: the artists books of Dianne Fogwell’. TROVE

Fogwell, DianneEdition + Artist Book Survey 1996-2002 (Canberra, ACT: Canberra Museum & Gallery, 2002). Contains essays by David Williams, ‘Introduction’, Rhyll McMaster, ‘…Lost in a Field of Eyes’, and John Thompson, ‘Breaking New Ground’. Exhibition dates: 7 Sept – 24 Nov 2002. TROVE

Fogwell, Dianne, ‘How I entered there I cannot truly say’: Collaborative works from the ANU Edition + Artist Book Studio (ANU School of Art, Canberra: 2006). Contains essays by Dianne Fogwell, ‘Soundtrack of a Studio’; Sasha Grishin, ‘How I entered there I cannot truly say’; Rhyll McMaster, ‘…Lost in a Field of Eyes’; Caren Florance, ‘Following Footsteps’. ISBN 0731530462. Travelling exhibition, various venues 2005-2007. TROVE

Fogwell, DianneElements (Wagga Wagga, NSW: Charles Sturt University, 2011). Contains essay by Thomas A. Middlemost, ‘Elements: Dianne Fogwell’. ISBN 9781864672008. TROVE

Grahame, NoreenArtists’ Book Fair ’94 (Brisbane, Qld, Australia: Numero Uno Publications, 1994). TROVE

Grahame, Noreen, Anne Kirker & Judith A. HoffbergArtists’ Books + Multiples Fair ’96 (Brisbane, Qld, Australia: Numero Uno Publications, 1996). TROVE

Gray, AnnePetr Herel: an exhibition (Canberra, ACT: National Library of Australia). Contains introduction by Anne Gray. Exhibition dates: NLA, 22 March – 30 June 1989. MEDIA online access to PDF.  TROVE

Hattam, KatherineBookworks (Melbourne, Vic: Australian Galleries, 2006). Contains essay by Sophie Cunningham, ‘Bookworks’. Exhibition dates: Australian Galleries, 30 June – 30 July 2006. TROVE

Herel, Petr & Dianne Fogwell (GIW), Artist’s Books and Limited Editions (1): Graphic Investigations Workshop 1980-1992 (Canberra, Australia: Canberra School of Art, 1992). Contains introduction by Petr Herel, ‘Where the language stops’, and essay by Sasha Grishin, ‘Fragile Objects: Artists’ Books and Portfolios in the Graphic Investigations Workshop’. TROVE

Herel, Petr & Dianne FogwellFragile Objects: Artists’ Books and Limited Editions (2), Graphic Investigations Workshop 1994 (Canberra, Australia: School of Art, Institute of the Arts, ANU, 1994). Contains essays by John Thompson, ‘Australian Artists’ Books: A Canberra Harvest’, and Thierry Bouchard, ‘Consonance (a Postface)’. TROVE

Herel, Petr & Dianne Fogwell, Artists’ Books and Limited Editions: Graphic Investigations Workshop, Catalogue Raisonne, Volume 3, 1995-1998 (Canberra, Australia: The Australian National University, 2001). Contains introduction by Robert Barnes, ‘The Graphic Investigation Workshop and its Artists’ Books’. TROVE

Leti, Bruno, Alan Loney, Geoffrey Edwards & Brian Hubber, Bruno Leti: Survey, Artists Books, 1982-2003 (Geelong, Australia: Geelong Art Gallery, 2003). ISBN 0957998937. TROVE

Lewis, Ruark & Jacqueline Rose, The Palimpsest: between image and text, between text and image (Sydney, Australia: Goethe Institut Sydney, 1996). Contains introduction by Vrasidas Karalis, ‘Strange Greek Words: The post-semantics of palimpsest’.  TROVE

Loney, Alan, Adventure & Art: the Fine Press Book from 1450 to 2011 (Melbourne, VIC: The University of Melbourne, 2012). ISBN 9780734047632. Exhibition dates: Baillieu Library, March to May 2012. TROVE

Lyssiotis, Peter & John Wolseley, Lost & Found: The adventures of two artists in the State Library of Victoria (Melbourne, VIC: State Library of Victoria, 2006). Contains introduction by curator Clare Williamson, ‘Travels in the Library’, plus essays by Peter Lyssiotis, ‘My Holy Lands’, John Wolseley, ‘Questing scholars, drifting fences and restless parrots’, and John Hughes, ‘The Library of Lost Things’. Exhibition dates: Keith Murdoch Gallery, SLV, 18 Nov 2005 – 12 Feb 2006. TROVE

McGill, ClydeThe Foreigner in Ourselves: Recent works by Clyde McGill (Mackay, QLD: Artspace Mackay, 2008). Contains introduction by Susanna Castleden, ‘The foreigner in ourselves’. Exhibition dates: Artspace Mackay, 8 Feb – 23 March 2008. TROVE

Oppen, Monica & Peter LyssiotisArtists’ Books: An exhibition hosted by Rare Books (Melbourne, VIC: Monash University Library, 2011). Exhibition dates: Monash University Library, 28 Sept – 25 Nov 2011. MEDIA  Online exhibition. TROVE

Petersen, Les, The Book Project 1992 (Canberra, Australia: Raft Press, 1992). Contains essay by Christine Dixon, ‘To make a book…’. TROVE

Petersen, Les, The River Styx (Sticks): An Australia-New Zealand Artists’ Book Project (Canberra, Australia: Raft Press Incorporated, 1994). Contains essay by Petersen, ‘Prelude to a Journey (Director’s Report)’. TROVE

Sellbach, UdoAnd Still I See It (ANU, Canberra: Drill Hall Gallery, 1995). Contains essay by Sasha Grishin,’And Still I See It’. Exhibition dates: Drill Hall Gallery, 26 July – 20 August 1995. TROVE

Sever, NancyConvergent Worlds: Petr Herel,  Juan Davila, Fiona Foley, Guan Wei (ANU, Canberra: ANU Drill Hall Gallery, 2012). Contains essay by Alex Selenitsch, ‘Petr Herel: Stasis and vector’. Exhibition dates: ANU Drill Hall Gallery, 27 September – 4 November 2012. TROVE

State Library of Queensland (SLQ)Freestyle Books: Artists’ books from the collection (Southbank, QLD: State Library of Queensland, 2008). Contains essay by curator Helen Cole, ‘Freestyle Books: Artists’ books from the collection’. Exhibition dates: SLQ Gallery, 27 June – 12 Oct 2008.  TROVE

State Library of Victoria (SLV)Mirror of the World: Books and ideas (Melbourne, VIC: State Library of Victoria, 2005). See also associated book. Permanent exhibition, content changes annually. TROVE

SLVThe Independent Type: Books and Writing in Victoria (Melbourne, Vic: State Library of Victoria, 2009). Contains essay by curator Steve Grimwade, ‘The Spirit of Independence’. Travelling exhibition, various venues, 2009-2011. TROVE

SLVFine Impressions: Printmaking and Artists’ Books in Melbourne 1999-2010 (Melbourne, VIC: State Library of Victoria, 2011). Contains essay by Des Cowley and Robert Heather, ‘Fine Impressions’. Exhibition dates: Cowen Gallery, 26 Aug 2011 – 16 Feb 2012.

Southern Cross University Art GallerySouthern Cross University Acquistive Artists’ Book Award 2011 (NSW: Southern Cross University, 2010). Contains essay by <Ross Woodrow, ‘The Origin of Artists’ Books: a reflection’. Exhibition dates: SCU Art Gallery, 21 Feb – 18 March 2011. TROVE

Stock, WayneAustralian Bookbinders Exhibition: Future Past (Sydney, NSW: Australian Bookbinders Exhibition Inc, 1998). TROVE

Stock, WayneBoundaries: Australian Bookbinders Exhibition 08 (Sydney, NSW: Australian Bookbinders Exhibition, 2008). Contains introduction by Wayne Stock & Imogen Yang, ‘Boundaries: Australian Bookbinders Exhibition 2008’. Exhibition dates: Art Gallery of NSW Research Library, 19 June – 3 Oct, 2008.

Stock, WayneWithout Boundaries: Australian Bookbinders Exhibition Artist Books (Sydney, NSW: Australian Bookbinders Exhibition, 2008). Includes essay by Dianne Fogwell, ‘Artworks, Artists Books or, Reading the World in Metaphors’. Exhibition dates: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre Gallery 20-30 Nov 2008, with further exhibitions at various venues 2008-09.

Stock, Wayne, Australian Bookbinders Exhibition 2009 (Sydney, NSW: Australian Bookbinders Exhibition Inc, 2009). Exhibition dates: Gallery Red, 23 Oct – 10 Nov, 2009.

Stolz, UlrikeLove Letter to Gutenberg: International Students’ Competition for the Gutenberg Year 2000 (Germany: Kerher Verlag Heidelberg, 2000).  Contains various essays; Australian essay is Dianne Fogwell, ‘Why the Artists’ Book?\’. ISBN 3933257417.   REF   Many Australian students featured.

Stonington Stables Museum of Art, Making Pages: Artists’ Books in the Deakin University Art Collection (Malvern, VIC: Deakin University, 2002. ISBN 0730025519. Exhibition dates: Stonington Stables Museum of Art, 6 Feb – 6 March, 2002. TROVE

Virgo, AnnePaper Plus: Artist Books and Designer Bookbinding (Canberra, ACT: Crafts Council of the ACT, 1987). Contains essay by Nola Anderson, ‘Visible Books’. Traveling exhibition, various venues, May – August 1987.  REF

Wardell, MichaelRecycled Library: Altered Books  (Mackay, QLD: Artspace Mackay, 2009). Contains essay by Alex Selenitsch, ‘BOOK: alteration’. Travelling exhibition with various venues, 2009-2011. TROVE

Warringa Printmakers StudioFrom Ocean to Harbour (Mosman, NSW: Mosman Art Gallery, 2008). Contains essay by Tony Geddes & Katrina Cashman, ‘Introduction’. Exhibition dates: Mosman Art Gallery, 14 June – 20 July. TROVE

Wenz, Paul, Double Bush Binding (Willoughby, NSW: Bookbinding Exhibitions Australia Inc, 2006. Produced with the help of Visions Australia (Federal Govt). Exhibition dates: Sydney, 29 March – 12 April 2006; Tokyo, June 2006; Reims, France, February 2007. Trove.


ABAJ: Australian Book Arts Journal, ed. Linda Douglas (Brisbane, QLD). 7 themed issues, April 2010 to December 2011. SOURCE  TROVE

The Bonefolder Journal, ed. Peter D. Verheyen (US). 14 issues: Twice yearly for Vols 1-6, annually for vols 7-8 (2004-2012). Regular Australian contribution. SOURCE   TROVE

Book Arts Newsletter, ed. Sarah Bodman (UWE Bristol, UK). 2002- (ongoing). Freely accessible: online download, available as email subscription. Good resources, constant news from Australia. SOURCE  TROVE

BPA (Bibliography of printing and Australia), ed. Jurgen Wegner (Sydney, NSW). 1988 – (ongoing). TROVE

Brandywine Bookman’s Vade-mecum/The Shadow-land, ed. Jurgen Wegner (Sydney, NSW). 2006 – (ongoing, renamed). TROVE

Imprint: The Quarterly Journal of the Print Council of Australia (Melbourne, VIC). 1966 – (ongoing). Quarterly themed issues, often articles about books. SOURCE  Book/text themed issues: Vols 48.346.2  (ongoing list). ISSN 0313 3907. TROVE

Materiality, ed. Alice Cannon (Melbourne, VIC: Pinknantucket Press). ISSN 2201 1544. Vol 1, 2012 – (ongoing). SOURCE   TROVE

Matrix: A Review for Printers and Bibliophiles (UK: Whittington Press). ISSN 0261 3093. Occasional Australian content (see individual articles). 1985 – (ongoing). SOURCE  TROVE

Outline: The Journal of the Calligraphy and Book Arts Studio (Pyrmont, NSW). Only one issue published: Vol 1, January 1985. Committee: Margo Snape, Mike Hudson, Judy Hungerford, James Taylor. TROVE

The Blue Notebook, ed. Sarah Bodman (Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE, UK). Peer reviewed, issued twice yearly, Oct 2006 – (ongoing). SOURCE TROVE

Wayzgoose: The Australian Journal of Book Arts, ed. James Taylor & the Wayzgoose Press (Pyrmont, Australia). Only one issue published: Number 1, 1985, Contributors: Sandy Blair, Rae Ogilvie, Robyn Lee, Margo Snape, Ernest Stephen, John Byrnes, Robert Morris, Geoffrey Farmer, Lyall Booth, Richard Curlewis, James Taylor, Jadwiga Jarvis, Mike Hudson. TROVE


Canberra Craft Bookbinders’ Guild. Downloadable issues (with lag of 12 months for membership priority). SOURCE

NfB (News from Brandywine), ed. Jurgen Wegner (Sydney, NSW). July 2011 – (ongoing). TROVE


Bodman, Sarah, ‘Why are artists books not collected by institutions?’ 2006. Response to a debate held at Noosa Books 06 at the Noosa Regional Art Gallery, Qld. The Noosa website does not exist at present; all records of their highly successful Book Arts events are unreachableSOURCE

Brown, Richard: ‘The Wayzgoose Press’, in The Private Library, Fourth Series, Volume 10:3, Autumn 1997, pp. 101-115.

Dooley, Gillian, ‘Use-by Date’, in Australian Book Review, May 2009, pp. 55-56. Review of David Pearson’s Book as History: the importance of books beyond their texts.

Florance, Caren, ‘One Hundred Years and On: 100% Books by Canberra Artists’ in The Blue Notebook, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2013 (UK: UWE Bristol, ed. Sarah Bodman), pp. 6-14. SOURCE

Gartner, John, ‘Fine Printing in Australia’; printed pamphlet (VIC: Hawthorn Press, c. 1938). SOURCE  Digital facsimile in SLV

Hannaford, Kristen, ‘Re-inked’, on the Officina Athelstane (Rockhampton). SOURCE  Blogpost on the Australian Poetry website

Schuller, Andrew, ‘A New Generation of Private Presses in Australia’, in Matrix, Vol. 31, Winter 2012 (UK: Whittington Press, ed. John Randle), pp. 85-93. Includes original tip-in letterpress print by Caren Florance.

SCU Library Events: ‘Altered Book Project: Shelf Life, 22 March- 15 April 2011.  SOURCE

Thompson, John, Donald Friend and his Artist’s Books, 2001, at NLA website, from the conference An Inventive Magic: Donald Friend and his DiariesSOURCE

Wallace Crabbe, Robin, ‘Making Artists’ Books’, 2001, at NLA website, from the conference An Inventive Magic: Donald Friend and his DiariesSOURCE


Oakes, Leonie: ‘The Book as metaphor for the female self: a visual investigation through the medium of the artist’s book’. MFA thesis, University of Tasmania, 2009. TROVE


Grishin, Sasha, ‘The Anxious Image: Printmaking and artists books in Melbourne 1999-2010’, 2010, State Library of Victoria. Audiovisual: lecture. SOURCE

State Library of Queensland (SLQ), Freestyle Books Symposium webcast, State Library of Queensland, 2008. Scroll down page to find files. SOURCE

SLQ, Signanto Seminar: The Trouble with Artists’ Books, State Library of Queensland, 4 May 2013. Webcast. SOURCE