• Our 2019 acquisitions on display at Manly Art Gallery and Museum. 

Artists’ books are an art form, and every two years since 2011 Manly Library has held an Artists’ Book Award attracting entries from around the world.

All selected works are displayed at The Manly Art Gallery and Museum during May/June. Winning works have been purchased as part of the Northern Beaches Libraries’ collection. For further information contact:

Acquired Artists’ Books

You can view some of our acquired artists’ books in Manly Library.

Our 2019 Acquisitions

The 2019 acquisitions were announced by judges Geoff Harvey and Katherine Roberts on Thursday 2 May at the Manly Art Gallery and Museum

Bernard Appassamy (NSW)'2,422 Haircuts'2019$1500
Hannah Caprice (VIC)'Animalgamations'2018$800
Josephine Duffy (NSW)'Postcards from the edges: from Sydney and Cork to Santander2018$1650
Salvatore Gerardi (NSW)'Coastal Lagoon'2019$2200
Monica Oppen (NSW)'All Human Beings'2019$500
Wendy Sharpe (NSW)'Moroccan Scroll'2019$3000
Sandra Williams (NSW)'Life in the Splash Zone'2019$200
Lindy Yates (VIC)'Draw the line'2018$400

Our 2017 Acquisitions

The 2017 acquisitions were announced by judges Ben Rak and Michael Hedger on 30 March at the Creative Space.

Guy Begbie (Wales, UK)‘Brisbane Dérive’ (Route 9) 2016$1,500
Gregory Day & Jiri Tibor Novak (Vic.)‘A Smile at Arm’s Length’ 2016$2,800 
Nicci Haynes (ACT)‘…in my drawing costume…’ 2017$70
Gita Mammen (Vic.)‘Feverfew’ 2015$1,650
Alan Purdom (NSW)‘Silence’2017$950
Bronwyn Rees and Elizabeth Banfield (Vic.)‘A Different Path’ 2015$1,200
Michaela Stoneman (NZ)‘The Menagerie’2016$900

Our 2015 Acquisitions

Helen Malone and Jack Oudyn‘Chance’2014$500
Rob Kovitz‘According to Plan’2014$65
Caren Florance'The One Who Stopped’2014$350
Bronwyn Rees‘Country’2014$1,200
Bernard Appassamy‘The Book of Asylum’2013$1,500
Elizabeth Banfield‘Collected Dead Letters, Volume 2’2014$900
Mark Wingrave‘A Journey from One Reality to Another’2014$35
Annique Goldenberg‘Living Water: the river hid, logbook, codex’2014$750
Deanna Hitti‘Assimilated Museum’2015$2,200

Our 2013 Acquisitions

Danielle Creenaune (NSW)‘Unsent Letters 1’ 
Anne-Maree Hunter (NSW)‘Suburban Democracy’ 
Georgia Thorpe (Vic.)‘In Praise of Shadows / Ties that Bind’ 
Sandra Winkworth (NSW)‘Hot Pie Portland’ 
Nicci Haynes (ACT)‘The Articulate Body’ 
Deanna Hitti (Vic.)‘The Country Justice: containing the practice of the justices of the peace out of their’ 
Lyn Ashby (Vic.)‘Ideo(t) Grammatica’ 

Our 2011 Acquisitions

Deidre Brollo (NSW)‘Untitled’ 
Angela Cavalieri (Vic.)‘Certe Cosse non si dicono’ 
Gwen Harrison and Sue Anderson (NSW)‘Someone Somebody Run II’
Clyde McGill (Vic.)‘Atlas: Strongman’
Lise Melhorn-Boe (North Bay, Ontario, Canada)‘Body map’
Janis Nedela (WA)‘Palindrome No. 39 – MA/AM’
Alan Purdom (NSW)‘Homage to Homage’ 
Barbara Schmelzer (NSW)‘A Collection of Australian Animals’

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