Choose Your own Adventure

Choose Your own Adventure

Cover to a book Sean Tan, The Lost Thing (book cover)

This exhibition brings together a diverse group of artists to investigate the medium and meaning of contemporary book arts, including the book as object, as media, and as a site of resistance. The exhibition has four components:

Shaun Tan; The Art of Story Discovering the Lost Thing- Book to Film – in which we see how a popular children’s book The Lost Thing was created and then adapted for the big screen.

Kylie Stillman, Local Branch, an installation specially created for this exhibition using books ‘weeded’ from the Hawkesbury Library collection. The work features more than 500 books that have been intricately carved, examining the lifecycle of both trees and books.

A display of artist’s books from the Manly Library collection. Manly Library’s biennial Artist’s Book Award has provided an opportunity to develop a significant collection while contributing to the development and awareness of this energetic emerging contemporary art form.

And in the small exhibition space will be a display of works on the theme of Lost Things by Year 5 pupils at Kurrajong Public School.

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