About the Project

The exhibition Transgressions and Boundaries of the Page forms part of a creative project and transdisciplinary investigation into the artistís book as practice-based research. The project is titled Transgressions and Boundaries of the Page: a transdisciplinary exploration of a practice-based research project by means of the artistís book.

The project involves approximately 40 artists in creating artistsí books. Participants include established and upcoming artists who practice within the fields of visual arts (fine arts, graphic design, illustrators), creative writing (poets, novelists, childrenís books authors), as well as related fields of architecture and language technology.

The creative outputs are exhibited in group exhibitions at:
1st - 6th March 2010

Transgressions and Boundaries of the Page generated a great deal of interest from the public at Woordfees. In particular, visitors commented on the diversity of book types, individual approaches and media use. The crowning achievement was that both the Word Festival awards for Visual Arts went to artists of the Transgressions project. Richardt Strydom and Jaco Burger were honoured as best visual artists with their work Ad Hominem and Diane Victor was placed second.

15th April - 13th May 2010
The Gallery of the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus.
12th Ė 30th July 2010
The FADA Gallery, Faculty of Art Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg. The exhibition was opened by Jack Ginsberg.