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Our home / Anne Twigg
Bib ID 6453548
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Twigg, Anne, author, artist
 
Description [Melbourne] : Anne Twigg ; [Stanmore, New South Wales] : Ant Press, 2013 
106 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 16 x 23 cm (in slip case) 
Summary

An artist's book. The artwork and text (the poem 'The Only Hope After God' by Mohsen Soltany Zand, which begins 'If one person dies'; the artist's dialogue with her oldest grandson Jake; as well as the refugees' own words, in white type against a black background), present the artist's response to the inhumane treatment of refugees who flee war torn and oppressive regimes in smugglers' boats seeking asylum in Australia. She attempts to give a picture of their suffering, and acknowledges the work of those who work to support them, without reaching any form of resolution. "The boats have not stopped... The harsh conditions cannot act as a deterrent as they continue to risk their lives at sea rather than face certain death by returning to their homes."--Anne Twigg.

Notes

Limited edition of 20 copies signed by the artist.

National Library's SR copy is no. 7/20.

"Our Home was first made as a painted book. The original painted pages have been digitalized for this edition ... [which] has been printed on Mohawk Superfine paper at Print and Distribution Services, University of Wollongong and hand bound by Monica Oppen at Ant Press."--Colophon.

Poem by Mohsen Soltany Zand.

Binding

Bound in grey bookcloth with highly abstracted title in a light grey across spine and front and back boards. Paste paper dustjacket. The slip case is made from two pieces of grey cardboard and is designed to appear like a posted parcel, with a white address label directing the book to: "Whom it may concern / Australian Immigration Dept / Visa Applications / Canberra ACT 2600." It also has a dangerous goods/aviation security declaration with an illegible signature, and two stamps: "Asylum sought" and "Visa denied". 

Subjects Artists' books -- Australia.  |  Emigration and immigration -- Australia -- Pictorial works.  |  Refugees -- Australia -- Pictorial works.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Zand, Mohsen Moltany, author  |  Oppen, Monica, binder  |  Ant Press

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