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Noreen Grahame
Australia 1942

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Monsieur Le Président
numero uno publications, grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane, 2007

A protest flip book about the resumption of French nuclear testing in the Pacific. The word ‘non’ enlarges gradually as the reader flips the pages until it almost shouts “NON, Monsieur Le Président”. Signed. 3.5 x 12cm.
Au moment de la reprise des tests nucléaires au pacific j’etais tellement indigné que j’ai conçu le flip book ‘Monsieru Le Président’. Commençant avec un proteste modeste la rage allait en s’agrandissant pour finir avec un NON furieux. Unlimited edition. numero uno publications, Brisbane.
Ref:
Grahame, Noreen (ed). 2001, 4th artists’ books + multiples fair, numero uno publications, Brisbane.

Noreen Grahame with Jan Davis
Davis, Australia 1952; Grahame, Australia, 1942

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 the case of the extremely glad gallerist
numero uno publications/grahame galleries + editions 2001

 A flipbook for galleries, artists and others who are red blind. From ‘The Comments Series’. Signed and numbered in an edition of 200. 24 pp, 9 x 12 cm. Published on the occasion of the 4th artists’ book + multiples fair, Brisbane 2001. Concept and computer writing by Noreen Grahame. ‘Dots’ by Jan Davis. Edition 163/200
Ref:
Grahame, Noreen (ed.), artists’ books + multiples fair ’98, numero uno publications, Brisbane. p. 38.
Grahame, Noreen (ed.) 2001, 4th artists’ books + multiples fair, numero uno publications, Brisbane. p. 35.

Noreen Grahame with Jan Davis
Davis, Australia 1952; Grahame, Australia, 1942

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the case of the extremely glad gallerist
numero uno publications/grahame galleries + editions 2001

 A flipbook for galleries, artists and others who are red blind. From ‘The Comments Series’. Signed and numbered in an edition of 200. 24 pp, 9 x 12 cm. Published on the occasion of the 4th artists’ book + multiples fair, Brisbane 2001. Concept and computer writing by Noreen Grahame. ‘Dots’ by Jan Davis. Edition 163/200
Ref:
Grahame, Noreen (ed.), artists’ books + multiples fair ’98, numero uno publications, Brisbane. p. 38.
Grahame, Noreen (ed.) 2001, 4th artists’ books + multiples fair, numero uno publications, Brisbane. p. 35.

Lessons in dictation (2007)

The absurdity of the dictation test as proscribed in Section 3(a) of the Immigration Restriction Act of 1901 is evident in the farce surrounding the 1934 Eugon Kisch incident. Kisch, a Czech national and a communist, was invited to speak at a meeting organized by The Movement Against War and Fascism. Wanting to prevent him entering the country and speaking, the Australian government of the day, ordered he undergo a dictation test in Scottish Gaelic, a language that they were sure the multi-lingual Kisch would not know and that he would fail and then be deported! Recent discussions about reviving the dictation test to prove eligibility for Australian citizenship indicates we have not learned this lesson of history. 12 pp, 24.7 x 19.5 cm. Published for exhibition Lessons in History held at grahame galleries + editions March/April 2007. Signed and numbered in an edition of 100. Edition 37/100
Ref:
McQueen, Humphery 2011, ‘The end of everything else’, in M Oppen and P Lyssiotis (eds), The Silent Scream: Political and Social Comment in Books by Artists, Ant Press for Bibliotheca Librorum apud Artificem, Petersham. pp. 116-117 (illustrated).

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Stamp out Democracy
numero uno publications, grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane 2012

Used for official endorsements the humble rubber-stamp embodies power.
For just that reason rubber-stamps are employed in Stamp out Democracy.
A minimum number of words ‘endorse’ the message that democracy is always vulnerable. Like all dangers, which begin small and are ignored, ‘stamp out’ grows in strength with each page until ‘democracy’ has been ‘stamped out’.
On the surface a light-hearted book commenting on the erosion of democratic rights. Below the surface, page-by-page, this light-heartedness is stamped out. 21.0 x 15.0 cm. Signed and numbered in an edition of 100.
Edition
Ref:
Grahame, Noreen (ed) 2012, Lessons in History Vol. II: Democracy, numero uno publications, grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane. p. 28 (illustrated), p. 29.