I gave a talk to the VALA AGM earlier this week on our Artist-in-Residence Program: the thinking behind it, who has been involved, what has been produced and why we think it is a good thing. Below are the slides I used and in many of the images there are links that take you much deeper into the works created by those artists.
When we started this program only last year, I was not really sure what it would "deliver" and nor was I keen on providing too much direction to the selected artists. Rather, I wanted to provide them some context about the Library, let them explore it and see what resulted with full artistic or creative freedom. I must say that I am more than happy with the progress so far.
UTS Library has an extensive collection of material on Manga, the Japanese comic style developed in the late 19th century from earlier forms of Japanese art.
Location: Level 5 of the City Campus Library
"Still Life with Typewriter”
UTS Library has curated and displayed a collection of posters from the former Soviet Union. The Library's special collection contains a portfolio of twenty four posters and twelve of these are displayed on Levels 4 and 5.