Saturday, June 23, 2012

Collections Exhbition

I haven't written much lately, but that's because I'm working on something really exciting right now in my artistic arena.  About three weeks ago, I was asked if I'd like to take part in an exhibition to show off one of my collections.  As you all know I collect all kinds and types of books.  Well, I collect other things as well (including vinyls, handbags, coin purses and dvds).  So, I thought to apply to the five workshops at the Logan Art Gallery - where I work as a volunteer - and take part.
I'll be showing off my passion for books, the written word, Bookcrossing and why I collect rare, out-of-print and first edition books.  However, the great part of this is that I won't be showing the originals of my collection.  I'll be making copies of them and making sure I keep them at home.  This is where the artistic side of me comes into play.  So far we are into the 2nd week and I'm totally enjoying myself with the nine other collectors; and I'm the only book collector out of them.
Last week, I got to show off some of my lovely books to the others and tell them how I got into collecting - which totally fascinated them.  And today, we went on a bus outing into the Brisbane City to the Art Gallery to suss out the different ways we could display our collections and brainstorm our ideas in a different setting other than the Logan Art Gallery.
Next week, we'll be back at the workshop area at the Logan Art Gallery starting work on our individual exhibits which are going to come together at the Home Festival in Pineapple Park next month.  I can't wait until Monday to go to the Thrift Shop down the road to buy some books and get into working with the pages from old books with the preparation.  If you'd like to read up on it all, just go to the link below:

There's an album attached to the second post if you'd like to have a look at our outing today.  Until my next post, happy reading!


  1. Wow, how exciting!!! Sounds like a lot of fun!!

    1. So far, we've only done two workshops and we're all into brainstorming our ideas... great stuff!

      However, we've had one collector drop out already. No matter how much we tried, she couldn't see anything positive in anything we suggested to keep her in the project. Oh well, I guess there's one negative person in every lot... doesn't matter, we're going to have lots of fun doing this! :D