Lifecycle 2013

Sydney Book Art Group collaboration 2013

Sydney Book Art Group is a group of nine artists who meet on a regular basis. While not everyone is exclusively a book artist, bookbinding and book arts are what brings us together.

Lifecycle, our first collaboration, consists of about 750 re-used book pages which have been sewn together in strands and are suspended from the Hills hoist by wooden pegs. The pages, each an individual artwork, came from a number of discarded books including The collected works of Henry Kendall, A dictionary of literary quotations, The art of story, a book on plant poisons and a Margaret Fulton cookbook. We agreed on a typographic theme and the use of predominantly warm colours.

Lifecycle was installed in Piers 2 and 3, Walsh Bay, during the 2013 Sydney Writers’ Festival.


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