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Window on Collections: comics and immigration


09 November 2021, 6:00pm7:00pm
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To watch the Window on Collections: comics and immigration at 6pm on 9 November, simply click play on the video above.

The vibrant medium of zines, comics and graphic novels is well represented in the Library’s collection, ranging from small Australian publications to iconic overseas titles.

Due to their independent nature, comics are often able to broach sensitive topics in unique ways. Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion on how the topic of immigration is explored and represented within comics and graphic novels.

About the panel

  • Moderator: Bernard Caleo reads, makes, teaches, preaches, performs and delights in comic books.
  • Safdar Ahmed is a Sydney-based artist, musician and academic whose first graphic novel Still alive is now available through Twelve Panels Press.
  • Dr Daniella Trimboli is a cultural studies academic at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, and expert in migrant identity.
  • Shaun Tan is an artist, writer and film-maker who is best known for his illustrated books that deal with social and historical subjects through dream-like imagery.

About Window on Collections

For 165 years State Library Victoria has collected books, maps, ephemera, objects and artworks on almost every subject you can think of, with a special focus on Victoria. The State Collection includes almost 5.5 million items which provide a vital window into the past and record of contemporary life.

Window on Collections is our new series of displays and events that give you a glimpse of what we’re collecting and why.