The Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection (JFABC) digital library is an online guide and finding aid for the rich collection of artists’ publications available in Flaxman Library Special Collections. The JFABC brings together close to ten thousand artists’ publications in all formats and media including: books, zines, multiples, video and audio recordings, digital works, periodicals, and other intimate works of art created by artists of local, national, and international significance. Focusing on materials published from the 1960s to the present, it is complemented by collections of reference works and exhibition catalogues to support in-depth research on artists’ publishing.
Collection of art and writing created around the one-word theme, "table."; Edited by Dell Stewart ; with contributions from Margaux Williamson, Sarah Weston, Amy Vuleta, Anna Varendorff, Man... Read more
Book of black and white photographs that capture the continuous movement of a single arm. "Variations for Troubled Hands expands this moving image experiment into book form, presenting a new seri... Read more
“A publication instigated in response to perceived inadequacies in traditional artist monograph conventions. A response to the practice of the Melbourne-based artist collective Open Spatial Workshop (... Read more
“In December 2015, notation became the focal point of a workshop presented at RMIT Design Hub in Melbourne, which involved 25 practitioners working in and across the disciplines of sound, dance, perfo... Read more
“Part 1 appears to be a collection of strange and humorous news headlines presented without any context of their origin. Part 2 is a small section of simple line drawings of naked women superimposed o... Read more
"Taking late Francophone writer, politician and founding father of the Negritude movement Aimé Césaire's seminal collection of poems Lost Body (which was illustrated by Pablo Picasso) as its... Read more
"This book, an analysis of the Australian conceptual tradition, was widely distributed. Taking the physical form of a tear-off memorandum pad, The Rationales explored, among other things, the imp... Read more