Dianne Longley

 

Remember to Die, Remember to Live

Remember to Die, Remember to Live concertina artist book made with inkjet prints on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 188gsm paper book closed 21 x 21 x 1.5 cm, book open 21 x 378 cm, edition of 12, 2008 $500 AUD

 

Theatre of Embarkation

Theatre of Embarkation, concertina book with inkjet prints on handmade Barcham Green paper box 11 x 8 x 3 cm, book open 9.5 x 72 cm, edition of 12, 2008 $300 AUD

Compass of Change 2007

Compass of Change 2007, is a smaller, spiral bound version of the 1996 concertina book of the same name, which explores the possible as well as the inevitable. The text consists of a long poem about the artist’s hopes and beliefs. The images contain symbolic references from an archive of the artist’s previous images, as well as diverse source material that has been incorporated and altered. Laser printed images and text on Saxton Chardonnay 100 gsm. 72 pp with wrap around coil binding and colour printed cover. 21 x 16.5 x 1.5 cm. Unlimited edition. $150 AUD

Curious and Fantastic Creatures

Curious and Fantastic Creatures, This small concertina book explores curious and weirdly fascinating creatures which cross time zones and cultural origins; the Renaissance historia animalium of Conrad Gesner, humorous figures from 16th century artist François Rabelais, contemporary Japanese ‘kawaii’, pop-imagination figures and toys, and grotesque imagery through history. The hand painted box contains a concertina book with intaglio prints. Box 9.5 x 9 x 3 cm, folded book 8 x 7 x 1.5 cm, open book 8 x 84 cm. Edition of 12. 2005. $200 AUD

 

Apperception, a symbolic narrative

Apperception, a symbolic narrative (second edition),Artist book hand printed with multi-colour intaglio images, letterpress text Edition of 30, 2001. Retail $900 AUD

 

Contingent Ambiguity

Contingent Ambiguity, 2002, limited edition folio with embossed front image and gold text on black clam shell folio; 8 polymer-gravure images printed onto Somerset Velvet 300gsm paper, and 9 chine collé images printed intaglio using two layers of chine collé papers; first a printed Chinese paper which was photocopied with textured fabrics, and the second smaller chine collé paper, Japanese kozo-backed gampi paper, printed onto Somerset Velvet Black 280 gsm paper, essay and colophon letterpress printed from Torelief WS95 plates onto Somerset Velvet 300gsm paper and glassine letterpress printed interleaves; archival quality; signed limited edition of 12 copies;folio case 40 x 39 x 3.5 cm; £835 (Aud $2000), plus p&p from Australia; CATEGORY: limited edition, £150-

Statement

The ideas and images in Longley’s works relate to the history of the grotesque where strangeness is more compelling than normality. Her works are imagined spaces populated with curious and fantastic creatures, actual and bizarre plant forms, costumed figures, and symbols of chance and renewal. Her artist books explore the unfolding journey, and how the uncertain and the unknowable reveal most about the human condition.

Recent Exhibitions

2008 Gunjifa, a folio of Indian playing cards, curated by Kavita Shah, CHAAP Printmaking Workshop, Vadodara, India Festival del Libros Ilustrados, Curators - Julia Pelletier and Rafael Castañe, Barcelona, Spain Navigations - artist books & folios, & mixed media works, Barratt Galleries, NSW, Australia

2006 Fourth International Artists’ Book Exhibition, St Stephen’s Street Museum, Székesfehérvar, Hungary


Dianne Longley
Illumination Press
PO Box 373
Hindmarsh SA 5007
Australia

dianne@diannelongley.com.au
www.diannelongley.com.au