Backspace Gallery is nestled behind the Art Gallery of Ballarat in Huyghue House, entered by Camp St or down Police Lane from Lydiard St, and is run by the City of Ballarat Arts and Culture Unit.
Big thanks to all who have visited and contributed to Amy's current exhibition The Space Between so far: an invitation for people of all ages to come and explore the world of books and reading!
The past week has seen fabulous free sessions offered to the public from bookbinder and restorer Sonya Macdonald of Sago on Tuesdays Bindery and multimedia extraordinaire Erin McCuskey from Yum Studio.
Local artist Barry Wemyss’s book art workshops have also proved popular and are now booked out, but there is still lots to do and see as part of this exciting exhibition.
The Ballarat Library Outreach van will visit again on Thursday morning 9am to midday and Friday morning storytime at 11am will feature the classic book The Very Hungry Caterpillar after last week’s fun with Where the Wild Things Are.
Barry and Amy will continue work on the Inscription Collection, inviting visitors to bring in books with their favourite book inscriptions to be copied and added to a special artist book. Book lovers near and far can also contribute to an online galaxy of readers, with pictures already coming through from Sweden, India, UK, and around Australia. More details here
An informal celebration will take place at midday on Saturday 27th. All welcome, BYO lunch and check out what has been gathered and created throughout the exhibition.
The project has been described as “warm, human, and unpretentious” by local poet Barry Breen, and enjoyed by Louise Jones from ‘Learning that’s Fun’ noting that “there is so much to see, touch and be a part of. It was literally a case of the more laps I did, the more I found.”
Come and join the bookish fun! Artworks by Amy Tsilemanis can also be purchased and donations made to the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF).
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