3 December 2021 – 6 February 2022
Each artist played with a range of associations intrinsic to books — reading, knowledge, libraries, transformation, history, personal and collective memory. This exhibition provided a rich territory in which to revalue the continued importance and powerful potential of the book form in contemporary art. Telling Tales celebrated the language of books, the stories they tell, and their shifting role in contemporary life. The works spanned a range of mediums including painting, book sculptures, photography, video, collage and altered books.
Curated by Diane Soumilas, the exhibition featured the following artists: Chris Bond; Penelope Davis; Prudence Flint; Nicholas Jones; Victoria Reichelt; Tai Snaith; Charlie Sofo; and Deborah Walker.
Video: In Conversation with artists Tai Snaith and Nicholas Jones
Watch contemporary artists Tai Snaith and Nicholas Jones in conversation with Council’s Curator Diane Soumilas. Hear about the artists shared passion for books, the processes that inform their practice and themes around collecting, literature, recycling and storytelling.