Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NGV Art Book Fair

From the Sydney Morning Herald today (tomorrow, actually, in Australia):

"New York's Printed Matter is much more than a bookstore. It's the world's leading non-profit organisation dedicated to books by artists.
It's also the force behind two leading fairs, in New York and Los Angeles, for artists' books.

So it is exciting news that Printed Matter will be a special guest when the NGV inaugurates Melbourne's first major art-book fair in May.

"This inaugural event will lay the foundations for a continued forum around art books and bring together the most influential publishers both locally and internationally," NGV director Tony Ellwood says.

Other highlights include a visit and lecture from esteemed Australian designer-publisher Stuart Bailey (formerly of Dot Dot Dot magazine) and the launch of a book by Melbourne artist Jon Campbell.
The fair kicks off with a ticketed preview on Friday, May 1, for those who want first dibs on some of those rare, limited editions, and runs until May 3."


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