Heather Matthew

Artist Books

As an artist book maker I am interested in the current analogue/digital discourse and the transformation of the book from a utilitarian object to an object d'art.

Stringology 2015

Research into stringology as an algorithmic subset of text processing continues...

Image and video hosting by TinyPicBC: BeCause (detail) from the BK: Book mini book series

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BK: Book 2015 5.5 x 3.5cm (each). Set of four accordion fold books, scrabble letters & stand in bag.

Selected for inclusion in the Manly Artists Book Award 2017.

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The discovery of electro-magnetic radiation by 19th century Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell, eventually led to RGB screens, the atomic bomb and computer technology. 

His integral and differential physics formulas were the basis of a suite of artist books.

Integral & Differential I 2012 

Image and video hosting by TinyPicIntegral & Differential I  2012 (detail) Screenprinted & laser cut papers, stitched.

Second Prize Byron Arts Classic (works on paper) Byron Bay, NSW, 2013.

Exhibited Wabi/Perpetual Possibilities 2013 The Channon Gallery, NSW.

Sails of Light 2013

Image and video hosting by TinyPicSails of Light 2013 (open) Screenprinted & Laser cut papers. 29 x 23cm

Exhibited Stellar: Book Art and the Cosmos , Minnesota Centre for Book Arts, USA, 2013.

Encircling the World 2012

Image and video hosting by TinyPicEncircling the World 2012 (detail)  15 x 244cm Screenprints, woven & folded

Exhibited Press & Release , Phoenix Brighton Gallery, UK, 2013

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Patterns of Thought 2015

Brain pattern / computer circuit board investigations.

Image and video hosting by TinyPicPatterns of Thought (2015)

Accordion fold artist book, screenprinted & stitched on handmade banana paper

Exhibited Art on Show: Mackay Artist Book Award, QLD 2015.

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(My) Being and Doing 2015

Interwoven narratives of father and daughter.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic(My) Being and Doing (2015) Accordion fold artist book, screenprints & digital prints, stitched.

Exhibited ~ 100 Books Personal Histories, UNSW Canberra campus ACT & Redlands Art Gallery, QLD. 2015.


All the Pretty Houses 2015

Layering of place, habitat and personal history.

Image and video hosting by TinyPicAll the Pretty Houses (2015) Accordion fold artist book, screenprinted & stitched papers

Exhibited - 100 Books Personal Histories,  UNSW Canberra campus ACT & Redlands Art Gallery, QLD. 2015.