a library to scale

“There is a sense in which things become real through their repetition. a library to scale records a likeness of a collection of scrapbooks, a visual re-enactment of a compelling collection of books; it engages us in a process of recovery, retrieval, and re-presentation. It seeks to bind Frederick B. Butler’s project anew, to look back on it from the very particular time and space of the now…”

From the artist’s statement for the exhibition a library to scale

Acknowledgements: Ann Shelton would specially like thank Puke Ariki and Sereena and Frances Burton for helping make this exhibition possible.

1. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Scrapbooks from: Families Volume 1200 to New Zealand 1939 May 17 – June 8. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.
Installation view, Starkwhite, 2006.
Installation view, Starkwhite, 2006.
Installation view, Starkwhite, 2006.
Installation view, Adam Art Gallery, 2006.
Installation view, Adam Art Gallery, 2006.
2. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Scrapbooks from: New Zealand 1939 June 8 – July 11 to New Zealand 1945 March 28 – December 22. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.
3. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Scrapbooks from: Volume 400 26 October 1939 – January 28 1941 Births, Deaths and Marriages to Volume 1096, 1899 August – September. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.
4. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Scrapbooks from: Volume 1097 1899 September – November to Maori Pa’s in City Area. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.
5. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Scrapbooks from: Messenger A.H. Historical Articles (espec Taranaki) 1953 April – 1954 July to Air 1955 March – April. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.
6. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Scrapbooks from: Air 1955 April –June to Births etc 1948 October 1 – 18. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.
7. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Scrapbooks from: Births etc 1948 October 30 – November 11 to Births etc 1952 June 11 – 26. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.
8. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Scrapbooks from: Births etc 1952 June 26 – July 2 to Births etc 1954 November 16 – 20. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.
9. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Scrapbooks from: Births etc 1954 November 22 – 27 to Births etc 1957 April 22 – 26. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.
10. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Scrapbooks from: Births etc 1957 April 26 – 29 to Births etc 1959 November 16 – 21. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.
11. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Scrapbooks from: Births etc 1959 – November 21 to Hawera 1949 October – December. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.
12. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Scrapbooks from: Hawera 1949 December – 1950 March to Opunake 1952 August – 1953 February. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.
13. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Scrapbooks from: Opunake 1953 September – 1954 February to Waitara April – June 1948. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.
14. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Scrapbooks from: Waitara 1948 June – December to Crime 1950 Feb 1 – 15. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.
15. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Scrapbooks from: Crime 1950 February 16 – 27 to Crime 1954 Feb 2. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.
16. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Scrapbooks from: Crime 1954 February 19 – 26 to Crime 1957 April 13 – 23. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.
17. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Scrapbooks from: Crime 1957 April 23 – May 2 to Crime 1969 September 1 – 19. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.
18. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Scrapbooks from: Crime 1969 September 19 – October 16 to Education 1957 June – July. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.
19. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Scrapbooks from: Education 1957 July – August to Hotels 1956 August – September. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.
20. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Scrapbooks from: Hotels 1956 September – November to Petrol 1944 November – 1946 May. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.
21. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Scrapbooks from: Petrol 1946 May – 1947 October to Post Office 1958 August – December. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.
22. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Scrapbooks from: Office 1959 May – August to Shipping 1951 September – November. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.
23. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Scrapbooks from: Shipping 1954 September – October to War General 1941 July 11 – 28 August. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.
24. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Scrapbooks from: War General January 1944 – November 1945 to Weather 1956 March – April. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.
25. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Scrapbooks from: Weather 1956 April – May to Young Farmers 1969 April – October. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.
26. Frederick B. Butler Collection, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Empty Shelf. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006. C Type Print, 1365mm x 965mm, 2006.