Friday, 13 June 2014

“The Reluctant Nun” finds a home in the Special Collections!

Artist, Sheree Kinlyside and her studio assistant, Julia Martinez (seated) with her award winning book “The Reluctant Nun” in the Mabo Library Special Collections reading room.
Talented artist and book-maker, Sheree Kinlyside recently donated a copy of her award winning book, “The Reluctant Nun” to the JCU Library Special Collections.  Entirely produced at her Townsville based Red Rag Press studios this limited edition book features 13 of the artists hand-made linocuts and handset type printed on quality Fabriano Rosapina paper.  Through the narrative the artist brings fresh meaning to the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience.  To see this precious book visit the Mabo Library reading room during opening hours.
“The Reluctant Nun” received the Mackay Ex Libris Regional Artists book award (Australia's premier national artist's book prize) in 2010.

If you are curious about books made by artists then do not miss the “Bookish” exhibition at Umbrella Contemporary Arts Studio on until the end of this month.  It features many, many artists’ books made by Sheree Kinlyside and Sandra Wright utilising a range of subject matter and techniques from digital to fine press printing to unique paper folds and repurposed paraphernalia.  It is not to be missed.

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