sky dancers – Northern Beaches Artist Book Awards 2023 Finalist

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Excitement and gratitude … my sky dancers artist book has been shortlisted for the Northern Beaches Artist Book Award 2023.

These beautiful birds have definitely become a focus for my work over the past two years.  The same birds* are currently on display at the FIELD NOTES exhibition at The Zone Gallery in Maleny.

*when I say same birds – the birds are from what I believe to be the same crackle of cockatoos, albeit presented in a different printmaking medium.

The book was shown in the Libris Awards at Mackay Artspace earlier this year as a finalist entry.

Artists’ Book Award Key Dates

Award and exhibition opening and announcement of acquisitions – Thursday 2 March 2023 at Manly Art Gallery and Museum

Exhibition dates – Friday 3 March to Sunday 16 April 2023


About the Northern Beaches Artists’ Book Awards

The Artists’ Book Award is an aquisitive biennial award run by the Northern Beaches Library Service. Entries must have been created within two years of the entry date.

There are currently over 80 books in the Library’s collection. Books from the collection are displayed at different library branches throughout the year, and you can request to see some of the books by contacting the Manly Library (Manly as in NSW, not Qld).

Below is a short video introducing you to the Artist’s Book award.

Update 3 March 2023

Award winners were announced last night, as were the list of books acquired to the Manly art Museum Collection. I feel very proud to announce that my book was one of 12 acquired.

You can watch the (12 minute) video below end enjoy all the works acquired by the gallery. Or, better still, if you’re in Sydney, pop into the exhibition and have a look with real eyes (not screen eyes):
Where – Manly Art Gallery & Museum
When – until 16 April, 10am-5pm, Tuesday-Sunday

Click here to learn more about the program. Below is the list of acquired books, and where they sit in the video:

  • 0:00 Exhibition Launch 2nd March
  • 0:57 VIOLA DOMINELLO – Sea Horses of Manly
  • 1:38 KAREN NEAL – Australian Magpie
  • 2:27 KAT PARKER – The Tragic Tale of the Bramble Cay Melomys
  • 3:23 ROSLYN KEAN – Crossings
  • 4:17 GLENDA ORR AND KATHY BOYLE – Exquisite Causes
  • 6:35 MARGARET MANCHEE – The Wheel
  • 7:43 FRAN IFOULD – Homage to a New Dawn
  • 8:49 KIM HERRINGE – Sky dancers
  • 9:44 CAREN FLORANCE – C:/Ovid
  • 10:40 JEFF GARDNER – Lucy the Dragon
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