Eavesdrop on an Expert podcast for Art on the Page now available

Susan Millard, Special Collections Librarian, recently recorded an Eavesdrop on an Expert podcast episode with Dr Andi Horvath from the University of Melbourne to discuss the contents of the new exhibition Art on the Page, which opened in the Noel Shaw Gallery on 1 August 2017.

Listen as Susan and Andi thumb the pages of great (and sometimes rather quirky) illustrated works from Baillieu Library Rare Books, revealing the surprising stories behind why some of the 20th century’s most celebrated artists decided to turn over a new leaf and add their art to books and poetry. From Henri Matisse’s random rabbits and crayon fleurs de lys around the poems of a battle of Agincourt prisoner, to Joan MirĂ³’s distinctive colour blotches, they find that books and art belong on the same page.

Listen to the Eavesdrop on an Expert podcast

Art on the Page is on at the Baillieu Library's Noel Shaw Gallery, University of Melbourne to 14 January 2018.

Image: Theo Strasser, Ghost bones, Melbourne: Anajah Press, 2017. Rare Books, University of Melbourne