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Fiona Dempster (Queensland)

Fiona Dempster is a calligraphic and book artist based in Maleny, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. She loves books, words, marks and text, and her work is generally spare and restrained; seeking the essence of things rather than an elaborate and complex expression of them.  Her work is quiet and thoughtful, making work that can be quite complex yet appear simple and elegant.

Her work takes time, and she enjoys the peacefulness of sitting quietly as she makes.

Fiona is also a printmaker working with an 1890 Lightning Jobber letterpress and wood and metal type, as well as etching, embossing and lino printing.

Fiona enjoys teaching and sharing her passion for books and paper. Her work is held in public collections in Australia and the US and in private collections in Japan. It also features in 500 Handmade Books Vol.2 by Lark.