Artspace is pleased to announce the full program of exhibitors, public talks, workshops, readings and performances for VOLUME 2017 | Another Art Book Fair, 13 – 15 October, presented in partnership with Printed Matter, Inc., New York and Perimeter Books, Melbourne.

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Presenting over 70 exhibitors — from cities across Australia and internationally including Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Paris, Seoul, New York and Los Angeles — VOLUME 2017 will feature a diverse range of public programs taking place over the weekend, free and open to the public.

Headlining the program are Parker Bruce of Badlands Unlimited, New York, and Freek Lomme of Onomatopee, Eindhoven, who will each present key thoughts about independent publishing today.

Multiple publications and monographs will debut at VOLUME 2017, as exhibitors launch their latest collaborations with prominent Australian artists including Angelica Mesiti’s A Communion of Stranger Gestures, published by Artspace and Schwartz City, Melbourne, designed by Formist; Bianca Hester’s Open Spatial Workshop: Converging in Time, published by Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Melbourne; and Elizabeth Day’s Discontinued Narratives, published by the University of Western Sydney; as well as a variety of book launches, signings and discussions introducing new and recent publications by exhibitors including A Published Event, Éditions, Cyclops Press, Mark Titmarsh, Izabela Pluta, Vanessa Berry and Dylan Smyth.

The Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane return as exhibitors this year and will host the Sydney launch of Dissonant Rhythms, the catalogue for artist Ross Manning’s current major survey exhibition at IMA, featuring an LP of his sound works; and Mark Gowing and Elliott Bryce Foulkes of Formist along with artists Gemma Smith and Stephen Ormandy will discuss their recent collaboration on new publications, Gemma Smith: Found Ground and Stephen Ormandy: Only Dancing.

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The fair will also feature live performances by artists, poets and vocalists including Zoe. M Robertson and Eunice Andrada; live readings by artists/writers Astrid Lorange, Matthew Hopkins, Emma Size and Andrew Brooks; as well as Ladies of Leisure (LOL), Melbourne, who, along with female-lead Catalogue Magazine and The Ladies Network, will co-present POWER IN NUMBERS: Collaboration and Networking, a discussion and workshop on collaboration, networking and finding your own space, together.

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VOLUME 2017 will also host a number of collective readings and related activities, including Reading Oceania, a group which meets regularly to discuss texts inspired by Pacific or Oceanic Cosmology; and Studio A, a Sydney-based organisation that tackles barriers faced by artists living with intellectual disability, which will present a visual reading by Greg Sindel and Leigh Rigozzi of Sindel’s comic book adaptation of Moby Dick.

Writer and performer Maeve Marsden, host of the monthly Queerstories at Giant Dwarf, Redfern will present Queerstories: VOLUME 2017, a special book fair edition of the popular series that shares stories from Sydney’s LGBTQIA community. Join artists and storytellers for an hour of queer stories, and enjoy an unexpected tale or two from a line-up of stars and strangers. 

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Award-winning filmmaker Marcus Gillezeau is researching a new documentary focusing on The Gunnery between 1985–91 when it was an artist-run collective. Gillezeau was part of the artistic cohort occupying the building at the time and is now seeking archival material from the period including photos, video, artworks, posters and stories. If you have any material or stories you can share, come and meet Marcus during VOLUME 2017.

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Momento Pro will host photobook and portfolio review sessions, in which registered photographers and bookmakers have the opportunity to receive invaluable feedback on their work from experts in the field, including Thames & Hudson Australia, Murdoch Books, Asia-Pacific Phototobook Archive, and Try Hard Editions, as well as photographers Stephen Dupont and Lee Grant.

FBi Radio’s Canvas: Art and Ideas will broadcast live from Artspace on Sunday morning, with tracks curated by exhibitors Big Ego Books, followed by the launch of un Anthology 2004 – 2014: a decade of art & ideas with artist, FBi presenter and un Guest Editor David Capra.

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Returning in 2017 is BOOK MACHINE, an initiative of onestar press, Paris. Organised by onestar press, Paris and powered by Artspace, BOOK MACHINE (Sydney) II will team up public participants of all backgrounds and experience with emerging designers from Sydney’s best art and design schools to create their own publications. Over 200 artist books will be generated over the course of the free five-day public program. The callout for public participants is now open: register through Eventbrite below.