Artists' books collection

About the Collection

Southern Cross University has developed a small but growing collection of over 121 books and a national reputation as a centre of excellence in artists' books through the support of the University Library and the long relationship held with the Visual Arts program in the Faculty of Business, Law and Arts. 

Southern Cross University Library began to collect books by artists in 1998.  Southern Cross University is one of the few University libraries to house such a collection, the collection policy follows the lead by State Libraries in Queensland, NSW and Victoria who are all currently building their collections of artists' books.  Southern Cross University's collection includes works by distinguished artists such as Dieter Roth, Bea Maddock, Judy Watson, Monica Oppen, Noreen Grahame and Stephen Spurrier alongside works by younger emerging artists.  Southern Cross University has produced artists such as Tim Mosely, Sarah Bodman, John Smith and Julie Barratt to name a few.

To Access the Collection

Artists Book by Lyndall Adams, Intimate Collusions
Artists Book by Lyndall Adams, Intimate Collusions

Items in the Artists' Books Collection can be viewed by appointment during Library opening hours.

To make an appointment please email library@scu.edu.au and request a viewing of the artists books at your preferred viewing time.

Please allow two working days between sending your request and your preferred viewing time.

Please ask Library staff for advice before photographing or photocopying Artists' Books Collection items. Library staff will provide advice on safe handling of items from the Artists' Book Collection.

Use Library Search to find the artists' books in the Artists' Books Collection.