Hear curator Monica Syrette talk about the free exhibition Self-made: zines and artist books, which showcases do-it-yourself publications like science fiction fanzines from the 1940s, ground-breaking 1970s punk zines, Australian underground press publications, and artist books designed to defy tradition and buck the commercial gallery system.
Self-made is a free exhibition at the Library, open daily from 11 August to 12 November 2017.
About the curator
Monica Syrette attended the Canberra Institute of the Arts in the late 1980s when the city was a major centre for artists books in Australia. In the 1990s she worked at Sydney independent music retailer Waterfront Records, ordering zines from local and international makers and distributors. Monica was archivist at Arts Project Australia and assistant curator at the Grainger Museum, founded by composer and pianist Percy Grainger. Most recently she curated the exhibition Wharfies support! Social justice activism from the Melbourne Docks at Library at the Dock.