Thursday, December 15, 2011

JCA Steel Entries at Leichhardt Library

The JCA Steel Competition

Monica Oppen  and Anne Eagar have set up the competition entries at Leichhardt Library. 
They have been photographed and images will be viewable on the website.

Leichhardt Library will be closed 24, 25, 26, 27 December and 1, 2 January.
The show ends 31st January and books can be picked up from the Bindery from Wednesday 8th February.

Congratulations to

1st     Diane Kelly       Vodka & White Noise

2nd   Terence Uren      Leaves of Irony

3rd    Helen Wallace    (Untitled)

The Judges' Comments follow:

The variety of bindings presented a challenge to the judges. All books were given a mark based on these criteria:
imaginative use of materials
innovation in binding and
overall artistic expression. 

Although some works showed a very high standard of binding, the works were strictly judged by the criteria.
The first and second prize winning works both received high marks for the first twocriteria but what set the winning piece apart was its higher level of overall artistic expression. The second prize showed finesse in its presentation. The third prize showed an integration of materials and attention to detail.

Caren Florance on the Canberra Gathering

Caren has written about the Canberra bookbinders Gathering in her blog.

Click this link to see the blog page

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