Wednesday, 24 June 2015

New Book Display Recommendation: Jason Wing

Each week recent purchases are placed on the new book displays inside the library and eBooks are made immediately available to use. You can subscribe to the New Library Books email or view the New Books list online. For instructions how to borrow an eBook by downloading check out our eBook LibGuide. Some eBooks require logging in with your JCU username and password, and additional software will need to be installed to download books. Most eBooks can be read online without downloading extra software.

JCU has a large collection of creative arts related titles discussing various art mediums from photography, music, film, print to painting. The titles range from histories, biographies to artist's profiles with examples of their works.

A title of interest is:

Jason Wing by Commissioning Editor Matt Poll and Jason Wing
Call Number: 700.92 WIN/WIN

This title covers Jason Wing,  his artistic development, motivation and discussion of his pieces, like the book cover's picture of the piece Captain James Crook 2013. Apart from the fact Jason is an example of contemporary Australia's multicultural and generally egalitarian society and art scene as he is of Scottish, Chinese and Aboriginal background and grew up in Western Sydney, the title contains a couple of interviews about the art he produces and prizes he has won, with a critique of his practice both by a professional art critic and the general public which touch on the least pleasant elements of Australian society.

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