Sep
15
to Oct 21

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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Sep
15
to Oct 21

Magic Zine: YOU ARE ART

Lucy Thomas, You are Art (detail), 2018, 28 page zine, digital print on paper, 210 x 148mm.jpg

Magic Zine: YOU ARE ART is an exhibition exploring zines, DIY culture and self expression by artist Lucy Thomas, curated by Adele Sliuzas to be held at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery.


Showcasing the Magic Zine catalogue, the exhibition will launch a new issue of the Zine, titled Flower Feelings, exploring the Victorian tradition of floriography. The exhibition will feature a ‘Zine swap’ space, a series of community workshops, and artists in residence in the gallery. A Film, Fair, Forum event will present zinesters in a Q & A panel, as well as an Zine Fair opportunity for local zinemakers to present and swap their publications. The exhibition will run co-currently with Self-Made: Zines and Artist Books, curated by Monica Syrette.

This residency and exhibition is an exploration of DIY culture and self expression through the medium of the zine. Artist Lucy Thomas and curator/writer Adele Sliuzas will create an immersive and participatory space, which both showcases Lucy’s zine Magic Zine and investigates the zine making process for a diverse audience. Special emphasis is placed on creating an inclusive and accessible gallery experience that encourages audiences to investigate zine culture, express themselves through DIY creation as well as providing  pace to swap zines.


I like zines because they are self made and self confessed. Long live physical media - add to your collection.’ Lucy Thomas.

This exhibition is part of a residency supported by Country Arts SA

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Book Work
Sep
15
to Oct 22

Book Work

 Lorelei Medcalf, Altered book, 2016

Lorelei Medcalf, Altered book, 2016

Book Work is a group exhibition curated by Polly Dance bringing together artist books and zines by South Australian regional and metropolitan artists Robyn Finlay, Alison Fransen, Sally Graham, Lorelei Medcalf, Mary Pulford, Daniel Purvis and Damien Warman. These artists employ both old and new techniques where form and content go hand-in-hand to create unique handmade books and reader experiences.

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