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In this unique installation from artists Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison, each glass-panelled cabinet case around the domed reading room’s original heritage dais becomes a page.

Together, five artist books read as one tale told through collage and the written word.

Most books you can hold in your palm and read from top to bottom, front to back – but this is a book that you walk around to read.

About the artists

Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison’s artist books can be found in the collections of Artspace Mackay, Bibliotheca Librorum Apud Artificem, Deakin University Library, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne University Library, Monash University Library, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, National Library of Australia, RMIT University Library, State Library of New South Wales, State Library of Victoria, State Library of Queensland, Tate (UK) and University of the West of England (UK).

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  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
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Free Entry


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