Until 21 September, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) is hosting ‘bookworks’ a survey exhibition, which frames the art of contemporary artist book publishing.

Adam Cruickshank, Making Public the Making Public, Melbourne Art Book Fair, NGV, 2015. Courtesy the artist and Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Melbourne

Six leaders in the field – Adam Cruickshank (AUS), Will Holder (UK), Olaf Nicolai (GER), Roma Publications (NDL), Batia Suter (NDL) and Ella Sutherland (NZ) selected by curator, Australian designer and educator Warren Taylor, present alongside a display of 800 artists books and publications arranged in the Art Library from 100 national and international publishers, as well as scheduled workshops and forums.

The thematic connections between books, art and publishing, from the conceptual, technical and material to the history, production, classification and distribution are explored. The accompanying publication designed by Taylor is a dynamic reflection of the project.