Sandra Williams ... artist books

Life in the Splash Zone

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Japanese stab binding. Etching & watercolour. Dimensions: 8cm X 22cm X 2.5cm

Exhibited in the Northern Beaches Library Artist Book Awards, 2019 - acquired for the Manly Library's collection.

'Life in the Splash Zone' was inspired by a visit to the Long Reef Aquatic Reserve accompanied by a volunteer from BirdLife Australia. It was a brilliant day, as only a day in March on the Sydney beaches can be, and we were able to view migratory waders and many of the diverse life forms which inhabit the intertidal zone.

Natural Collection

Exhibited in the Northern Beaches Library Artist Book Awards, 2019 - acquired for the Manly Art Gallery & Museum's collection. Copies held at Douglas Stewart Fine Books, Melbourne.

Elephant folio with printed wrappers, housed in buckram clamshell case with matching printed lining. A publication of twenty-nine prints of varying method, showing flora and fauna of Northern Sydney, accompanied by artists’ statements and scientific descriptions. Limited to an edition of 10 copies.

'Natural Collection' was printed by artists from the Warringah Printmakers Studio to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

The artworks were exhibited at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum, July 16 – September 3, 2017.

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Found & Printed

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Concertina book with found packaging cover. Monotype prints. Dimensions: 23cm X 22.5cm X 3.5cm

Exhibited in the Northern Beaches Library Artist Book Awards, 2017. 'Found & Printed' was a series of found objects, printed & brought together in book form. The cover is made of recycled packaging.


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Concertina book with hard cover. Intaglio print & collage. Dimensiions: 8cm X 8cm X 1cm

Created for A Touch of Red Exhibiiton, Australian Society of Miniature Art
18 to 30 November, 2014
Salerno Gallery, 70 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW Australia.

Water Glimpses

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Concertina book of themed prints using various print techniques & collage.

Blue washes slide over the sand
Scurrying sea-life, tread of feet
Fleeting glimpses of light on water
Sea journeys pull us onwards
Seafarers, now compete
Searching stares pierce the waves
Light breezes stir mirrored reflections
Cool waters, soothing heat
Drifting gazes drawn to the horizon

In the Text

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Concertina format with inserts

The book was inspired by a foreign language exercise - "The truth is in the text - indicate whether the following sentence is true or false." The idea is explored with the repetition of the phrase "the truth is in the text" translated into various languages. The repeated text alternates with deconstructed foreign language dictionaries.