Between 1996 and 2005, the Edition + Artist Book Studio at the Australian National University brought together artists, writers, printmakers and bookbinders to explore the medium of print and the book in ways that challenged their conventional art practices.
The State Library of Victoria exhibition How I entered there showcased a selection of these artist books and prints.
Revisit the exhibition by listening to our 17-part audio tour, narrated by exhibition curator Dianne Fogwell.
A welcome to the exhibition How I entered there and introduction to the ANU Edition + Artist Book Studio.
A discussion of a selection of framed works by Andrew Powell and folio work by Jan Brown that includes the poem Raven by Ian Templeman.
An overview of the Twelve folio, a series of sketches, objects and reflections in print by senior lecturers of the Australian National University.
An explanation of a collection of works from the Resonance series by curator Dianne Fogwell, with an accompanying creative musical response by musician Ian Blake.
Insights into folio works by Gaye Paterson and Lukas Kandl and The alignment (volumes one and two), featuring poems by Chris Wallace-Crabbe and images etched, embossed and silkscreen-printed by Bruno Leti.
A discussion of a selection of linocuts from the Images in relief folio series that includes works by GW Bot and Ing King.
Information about the etchings from Fiona Foley, Katharine Campbell and Helen Geier, which include examples of letterpress.
Comments about limited edition prints by Bernard Hardy and a collaborative work by Jan Brown and Ian Templeman.
Expert comment on Sir Sidney Nolan's Evolutionary history of Edward Kelly in primary colours and a Japanese bound book by Andrew Powell.
Analysis of a Robin Wallace-Crabbe collaborative work produced with Dianne Fogwell, Ingeborg Hansen, Peter Finlay, Bernadette Crockford and Phillip Day.
An introduction to The garden, by Katherine Nix, one of Australia's finest paper makers. The work includes the tale Three roses by Garth Nix.
An explanation of the exhibition's title, How I entered there, from Dante's Divine comedy. It is a tribute to the first book published by E+ABS, Udo Sellbach's And still I see it (1995), which used Dante's text.
An in-depth discussion of work commissioned by Berkeley Editions and produced by Margaret Olley in collaboration with Dianne Fogwell, Elspeth Pelling, Katherine Campbell, Gaye Paterson, Basema Mahadi, Mark Kobal and Erin Field.
Insights into silkscreen prints by Indigenous artists Lena Kuriniya and Helen Lanyinwanga.
- 'How I entered there' audio tour: part 15
A personal account by exhibition curator Dianne Fogwell of her own etchings from the After Jack unhook the moon series and of her collaboration with artist Jason Benjamin.
A review of Elspeth Pelling's haunting works, which sit alongside Dianne Fogwell's linocut Serendipity, created especially for the exhibition period at the State Library of Victoria.
A review of the art practice of letterpress as expressed by Caren Florance, and a print by Annette Iggulden; the final work produced at the Edition + Artist Book Studio before Dianne Fogwell, lecturer-in-charge, retired.