Fiona Dempster is a calligraphic and book artist based in Maleny. She loves books, words, and paper and her work is generally elegant, spare and restrained; seeking the essence of things rather than an elaborate and complex expression of them.
Fiona’s work is often paper-based and takes the form of books; however, she also works with metal, timber and Perspex. Fiona is also a letterpress printmaker working with an 1890 Lightning Jobber press and wood and metal type, often in combination with aluminium etching, lino cuts, dry point and collagraphs.
She has exhibited in joint exhibitions in Australia and Japan, and her work has been juried into exhibitions in Australia, the UK and the USA.
Fiona has been a finalist in the Libris Book Awards, the Southern Cross University’s Acquisitive Artists’ Book Award and the East Gippsland Artist Book Award and her work is held in both public and private collections in Australia and the USA (see CV).