I recently acquired a turntable and have been avidly fossicking through op shops for LP's. Shame I got rid of my collection of vinyl some time ago in one of the many house moves I've done over the years. Seems ludicrous that now I'm trying to find all the records that I tossed. What a surprise to find 'Richmond Records' on the way to visiting Hawkesbury Regional Gallery to see the exhibition of Artists Books and Sean Tan's 'Lost Thing'. I'd definitely recommend visiting Richmond Records. Really helpful, friendly staff and have a great collection. I was happy to walk away with a Bruce Hornsby album.
Hawkesbury Regional has an exhibition titled 'Choose your own adventure' which runs until the 30th October 2016. The website describes the exhibition...
This exhibition brings together a diverse group of artists to investigate the medium and meaning of contemporary book arts, including the book as object, as media, and as a site of resistance. The exhibition has four components:
Shaun Tan; The Art of Story Discovering the Lost Thing- Book to Film – in which we see how a popular children’s book The Lost Thing was created and then adapted for the big screen.
Kylie Stillman, Local Branch, an installation specially created for this exhibition using books ‘weeded’ from the Hawkesbury Library collection. The work features more than 500 books that have been intricately carved, examining the lifecycle of both trees and books.
A display of artist’s books from the Manly Library collection. Manly Library’s biennial Artist’s Book Award has provided an opportunity to develop a significant collection while contributing to the development and awareness of this energetic emerging contemporary art form.