Hardback in slipcase 2015
I lived at 10/1 Miller Street North Sydney for fourteen years, from 1981 to 1995. Soon after I moved in, I made a large noticeboard by covering a 4’ x 6’ piece of Cane-ite with hessian, and hung it in the hallway. During those years the noticeboard changed and grew as if it had a life of its own. Not everything has survived, but much of what remains of the amassed ephemera is the basis for this book.
Those years are significant in terms of my personal history. In the span of time I lived at Miller Street I experienced much that has come to define, influence and colour my life: friendships were formed and lost, I found a career, my mother died, I met my husband, I learnt who I was regardless of the opinion of others, plus other major and minor events too numerous to mention. In short, those years saw me grow into the person I am.
This book was made for, and exhibited in, the Personal Histories exhibition, held at Redland Art Gallery, in March–May 2015. It was also shortlisted for the Manly Library Artists Book Awards 2015, and will travel to Canberra in September 2015 as part of the Personal Histories travelling exhibition program.
Case-bound section-sewn book in slipcase
Book measures 170 mm wide x 150 mm high x 50 mm deep
Case measures 173 mm wide x 160 mm high x 62 mm deep
Inkjet-printed on Magnani Incisioni fine art paper using archival pigment inks