Self-made exhibition unveiled at Bunjil Place

Issued Friday 9 March 2018

Get a rare insight into the world of independent publishing with the recent launch of a new exhibition at the Bunjil Place Gallery, Self-made: zines and artist books.

Chief Executive Officer of State Library Victoria Kate Torney attended the Gallery on Thursday 8 March to officially unveil the exhibit, which is on a regional Australian tour.

Self-made: zines and artist books showcases the world of self-publishing including rarely seen material from the State Library Victoria’s collection.

City of Casey Mayor Cr Geoff Ablett said it was wonderful to have Ms Torney attend the Gallery and it was an exciting opportunity for Bunjil Place to host this unique exhibition.

“This interactive exhibition gives a platform to alternative types of art, that are rarely seen yet easy for anyone to appreciate and collect,” he said.

Self-made takes its viewers on a journey through the evolution of independent publishing and explores themes from punk zines in the 70’s to contemporary feminist zines.

The new exhibition will be open to the public until Sunday 29 April, from Tuesday through to Sunday.

A number of events will be held over the next six weeks to further promote the exhibition and give visitors a chance to interact with the zines on another level.

Learn how to design and print your own fabric design at a screen printing workshop on Wednesday 21 March, join a zine-making workshop with F*EMSzine on Wednesday 4 or Sunday 8 April, or head along to the Zine Fair on Sunday 8 April.

Alongside Self-made, the Gallery is also showing works by local artist, Kenny Pittock, including “Fifty two found shopping lists written by people who need milk”.

This is the first time this key work has been shown in Melbourne; it is being presented alongside new works inspired by the artist’s experiences working at Casey Central.

To coincide with the Zine Fair, Kenny Pittock will be hosting an artist talk at the Bunjil Place Gallery on Sunday 8 April.

Self-made: zines and artist books was also launched in collaboration with the Art Spaces Program, which is comprised of four exhibition spaces displaying the work of more than 30 talented local artists.

A result of the partnership between the City of Casey and Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation, there will be more than 20 home-grown exhibitions across the Cranbourne, Doveton and Endeavour Hills Libraries, as well as Bunjil Place.

For more information, head to the Bunjil Place website.