I had a mini retrospective of my artists books in the Niches at the City Library, June 15-28 2012. The City Library is a branch of the City of Melbourne library service, located in the heart of Melbourne.

It was interesting to get out some of my artists books and curate them to work within the confines of 6 narrow cases, in pairs of books reflecting a range of my obsessions over the last twenty plus years. Also had fun making mounts and labels, including a serious looking perspex mount from an old cassete case.

The images above were for publicity for the show, the images below are from the show itself, these photos were taken by the fabulous Miss Dimity Mapstone.





Info on images above:

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Kitty Owens
Fever, 1997 (detail)
Accordion style artists’ book, photocopy on tracing paper
Dimensions variable, 110×150 x 10 mm closed.

Kitty Owens
Sleeping patterns, to the rhythm of a heartbeat, 1997 (detail)
Flick book style artists’ book
Collage in readymade book
83 x62x 5mm closed.

(white background – at the City Library)

Installation shot of The Book of Smoke and Moments in the Sun, see tags for information on these works

Kitty Owens
Artists Book
Colour laser copies on acetate, glass, buckram, custom made box
Each glass plate 150 x 100 mm

Another view of Fever, see above, and elements of The  Beloved see tag or scroll down for more info.

Kitty Owens
Thousand day kiss
Artists Book
Monoprint, etching and lipstick on cotton paper, fabric
58 x 50 x 14 mm (closed

To view more images of my artists books go to the tag at the side of the page.