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SELF-MADE: ZINES AND ARTIST BOOKS


 Jessirose Streker,  Portraits I Painted of Inspirational Figures from around the World ,   Melbourne, Part/Time Press, 2015, State Library Victoria

Jessirose Streker, Portraits I Painted of Inspirational Figures from around the World, Melbourne, Part/Time Press, 2015, State Library Victoria

Delve into do-it-yourself culture: from limited run artist books to cut-and-paste photocopy fanzines, explore the evolution and diversity of these radical publishing alternatives.

 Jonathan Tse,  Portrait of an Australian ,   Brisbane, self-published, 1998, Rare Books Collection, State Library Victoria

Jonathan Tse, Portrait of an Australian, Brisbane, self-published, 1998, Rare Books Collection, State Library Victoria

Celebrate the power of self-publishing to communicate directly with readers, create community, and support counter-culture movements. Self-publishing empowers makers of all abilities and backgrounds to become creative producers, challenge dominant models, and make work that anyone can appreciate and collect.

 Robert Hogan,  One Job, that was the Deal , Sydney, self-published, 2016, State Library Victoria

Robert Hogan, One Job, that was the Deal, Sydney, self-published, 2016, State Library Victoria

State Library Victoria has one of the finest collections of artist books and zines in Australia and Self-made showcases original rare objects from the collection, as well as a selection of contemporary zines and artist books. Discover science fiction fanzines from the 1940s, ground-breaking 1970s punk zines, Australian underground press publications and artist books designed to circumvent commercial gallery systems.

 Bruce Milne and Andrew Maine, editors , Fast Forward , no. 11, Melbourne, self-published, May 1982, Rare Books Collection, State Library Victoria

Bruce Milne and Andrew Maine, editors, Fast Forward, no. 11, Melbourne, self-published, May 1982, Rare Books Collection, State Library Victoria

Self-made: zines and artist books is presented by State Library Victoria in partnership with Sticky Institute, and supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the Visions regional touring program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to cultural material for all Australians.

This exhibition will tour to seven national venues throughout 2018 and 2019. See slv.vic.gov.au/self-made for details. 

 

 Kenny Pittock and Oslo Davis with  Libraryland! , photograph by Sarah McConnell, courtesy of Kenny Pittock

Kenny Pittock and Oslo Davis with Libraryland!, photograph by Sarah McConnell, courtesy of Kenny Pittock

 Garry Trinh,  Onlookers , Sydney, self-published, 2014, Rare Books Collection, State Library Victoria

Garry Trinh, Onlookers, Sydney, self-published, 2014, Rare Books Collection, State Library Victoria

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