Friday, December 15, 2006

Elizabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition 2006


2006 entries from the National Library of Scotland's annual Elizabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition can now be viewed online.
The competition aims to encourage the practice and development of craft binding skills, which display individual expression and originality. This international competition attracts entrants from all over continental Europe as well as from the UK. The winning entries join the Library's collection of fine bindings.
Link: http://www.nls.uk/news/awards/bookbinding/2006/entries.html
Access: Free

Liverpool Museums Podcasts: John Moores 24 Competition


Fine Art Curator and John Moores 24 juror gives a gallery talk on judging and organising the John Moores 24 exhibition of contemporary British painting.
Link: http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/podcasts/
Access: Free

Monday, December 11, 2006

University of Glasgow Special Collections: Breviary, Nicolaus Jenson, 1478


University of Glasgow Library Special Collections has produced an online exhibition on the exceptional breviary ‘Breviarum Romanum’, printed by Nicolaus Jenson and published in Venice in 1478. This website is illustrated by several colourful images from this volume, and includes information on other items produced by Jenson, as well as a listing of articles by Lilian Armstrong on the subject of Renaissance illuminated books.
Link: http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/exhibns/month/apr2002.html
Access: Free

Intute: December Limelight


December's Limelight feature from Intute is on contemporary artists' studios, considering how the traditional garret is being re-invented for the age of media and relational practice.
Limelight, from Intute: Arts and Humanities, is a monthly feature showcasing individual artists, topical subjects, new and noteworthy websites, or forthcoming events, exhibitions or festivals. Each feature gives information, links to related sites in the Intute: Arts and Humanities database and suggestions for possible searches.
Link:
http://www.intute.ac.uk/artsandhumanities/cgi-bin/limelight.pl?id=105
Access: Free

Thursday, December 07, 2006

SUNCAT: New Contributing Libraries


Holdings data from 12 new libraries has now been added to SUNCAT, the union catalogue of serials in 50+ UK libraries. The new libraries are: London Business School, Manchester Public Libraries, Napier University, National Art Library, National Museums of Wales, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Royal Geographical Society, Royal Society of Medicine, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Kent, University of London Research Library, and the Women's Library.
Furthermore, British Library holdings data has been updated, with all BL holdings now completely current.
Link: http://www.suncat.ac.uk
Access: Free

Harriet Russell: Envelopes


Harriet Russell is a London-based illustrator, who studied at studied at Glasgow School of Art and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and who is known for her quirky designs and illustrations. Her book entitled Envelopes (published by Random House in November, 2005) is an illustrated collection of seventy-five witty and eccentric postmarked envelopes that made it through the postal system against all odds. The book is available in the Mack Library (details via the library catalogue). Harriet's website includes a short biography of the artist, along with some images from her editorials, books, prints and design.
Link: http://www.harrietrussell.co.uk/
Link: http://library.gsa.ac.uk:6080/TalisPrism/index.jsp
Access: Free

Tate Podcasts: Daniel Buren


Simon Grant, editor of TATE ETC., talks to Daniel Buren about his exhibition Invention II: works in situ at Modern Art Oxford, 4 November 2006 to 28 January 2007.
Link: http://www.tate.org.uk/tateetc/podcast/default.htm
Access: Free

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Saatchi Gallery: Your Gallery/Stuart


Your Gallery is the Saatchi Gallery's online showcase for visual artists. Stuart is the Saatchi Gallery's online showcase for students' artwork. Free to use, both allow artists to upload images of their work, a brief biography, and contact and website details. The first page has randomly shuffled thumbnails of artists work, an alphabetical listing and a search facility – giving different ways of highlighting and finding individual artists. Other services include a lively forum, with debates on contemporary art, a daily blog, featuring reviews and comment on exhibitions posted by users, and essays.
Link: http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/yourgallery/
Access: Free

Monday, December 04, 2006

Indonesian Textiles


One of the richest public collections of Indonesian textiles in the world is at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. The gallery has now digitised its extensive collection of over 1,200 works, making them accessible to scholars, researchers and textile enthusiasts worldwide. All images are in colour.
The 'Maps' section of the website allows the collection to be browsed by regions of Indonesia or India. The search facility allows free text searching by subject, creator, title, place of production, technique and creation date. There is also a glossary of terms related to Indonesian textile techniques.
Link: http://www.nga.gov.au/IndonesianTextiles/Code/Default.cfm
Access: Free

Tate Podcasts


Tate Online offers a number of audio downloads and podcasts, including audio tours, interviews and recordings of talks, symposia and other events.
In Tate Etc. artists, writers and critics discuss art and more. The regular Poem of the Month features celebrated poets reading their works inspired by art on show in the galleries.
In Tate Modern Paints conservators and conservation scientists lead you on a tour around the paint surfaces of 10 key works on display at Tate Modern.
Link: http://www.tate.org.uk/podcasts/
Access: Free

Friday, December 01, 2006

Historical and Critical Studies Dissertations


The Library has just completed a major project to house and catalogue the entire H+C Dissertations collection from 1985-2006. All H+C dissertations back to 1984 now appear on the library catalogue and can be consulted by request at the library service desk. The collection is a major additional resource for GSA students, especially those planning their own H+C dissertations, with all kinds of subjects and disciplines covered. Dissertations are reference only, and cannot be borrowed.