august, 2019

10aug(aug 10)11:00 am19oct(oct 19)4:00 pmSELF-MADE: ZINES AND ARTIST BOOKSA touring exhibition from State Library of Victoria138 Commercial Road MorwellLocation:Morwell

Jonathan Tse, Portrait of an Australian,


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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.

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.

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.

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



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August 10 (Saturday) 11:00 am - October 19 (Saturday) 4:00 pm


Latrobe Regional Gallery

138 Commercial Road Morwell