Working across these diverse groups, life stories have been captured and turned into books which challenge the viewer's perception of the book. Some books hang on walls, concertina or roll up but all represent each maker.
"There is a very specialized skill to making art books. However this exhibition has allowed everyday people the opportunity to take part in this skill and exhibit their works alongside professional artists who work in the medium", says Mardi Nowak Gallery Curator.
There is also a variety of talks and workshops held in conjunction with the exhibition between 6 October and 10 October. During these workshops, visitors will have the opportunity to try their hand at making their own book. More information can be found via the public program section on this blog!
This exhibition is presented as part of the 2010 Victorian Seniors Festival and has received funding from Arts Victoria.