History’s pages turn at Bunjil

Artists Louise Jennison and Gracia Haby with their work at the Self-made launch.

By Cam Lucadou-Wells

 A living history of 1940s sci-fi, the punk movement, contemporary feminism zines and Australia’s underground presses are on show at Bunjil Place Gallery.
Self-made: zines and artist books is a living-history exhibition told through the pages of photocopied pamphlets and limited-run artist books.
Casey mayor Geoff Ablett said the interactive show was a platform for independent publishing and alternative types of art “rarely seen yet easy for anyone to appreciate and collect”.
During the Self-made season, a zine fair and workshops such as screen-printing and zinemaking will be held.
Local artist Kenny Pittock, including his “fifty-two found shopping lists written by people who need milk” will be featured.
Pittock’s works are inspired from working at Casey Central shopping centre.
He will present an artist talk at the gallery during the zine fair on Sunday 8 April.
The Pittock exhibition is part of a regional Art Spaces Program in which more than 30 local artists will feature at Bunjil Place and libraries in Cranbourne, Doveton and Endeavour Hills.
The zines display is on regional tour from State Library Victoria.
SLV chief executive Kate Torney officially launched the exhibition on 8 March.
It runs until 29 April on Tuesdays-Sundays.

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