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.
Check out these interactive ways for you and your family to immerse yourselves in the exhibition:
- Zines, Music & Mental Health: A Conversation with Don't Fret Club & Jess Locke
- Wednesday Workshop: Screen printing with Bats of Leisure
- Drop-by Zine Making with F*EMSzine
- Bunjil Place Zine Fair
- Artist Talk: Kenny Pittock
- Don't Fret Club presents Kelso
- Zine Making in the Bunjil Place Library
- Wednesday Workshop: Three little instant gratification books with Gracia and Louise
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.
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Sunday 29 April 2018
Tuesday to Sunday