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SPOWART Artists Book Shortlisted for LIBRIS AWARD

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The artists book Have you got your Chronicle Today? has been shortlisted for the 2013 Libris Awards – The Australian Artists Book Prize.

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The Libris Awards are Australia’s premier national artist’s book prize. An intitiative of the Mackay Regional Council through Artspace Mackay, these biennial awards seek to develop awareness of council’s significant collection of artists’ books and to develop the collection further through the acquisition of new works by leading Australian artists working in this field.  (from the Artspace Mackay website)

My book Have you got your Chronicle today? makes comment on how the tabloid newspaper is reliant on the advertising dollar to support the necessary communication of the daily news. This artists book is a mashup of the news with advertising. The collaged elements comment on content and the way the reader is directed by the newspaper design through the placement of advertisements, journalism texts, photography, community notices and sport. After deconstructing the newspaper, the book’s form changed as new associations of text/image/graphics determined the new structure. The flow through the book matches the newspaper it parodies as it also can also be folded flat for post-reading storage. Details and images of the book and its construction follow – Enjoy …  Doug

Have you got your Chronicle today? instalation

Have you got your Chronicle today? installation

View a video performance of the book – Click the YouTube image

Have you got your Chronicle today? detail

Have you got your Chronicle today? closed

Have you got your Chronicle today? detail

Have you got your Chronicle today? detail

Have you got your Chronicle today? oblique view

Have you got your Chronicle today? oblique view

Have you got your Chronicle today? detail

Have you got your Chronicle today? detail

Doug in his atellier making the book

Doug in his atelier making the book

Doug in his atellier making the book

Doug in his atelier making the book

The mess when making a collage

The mess when making a collage

The list of other Finalists is available HERE

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