Visit the Marginalia Exhibition

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The Marginalia Exhibition is the result of a new joint collaboration between the Makerspace, the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library and second year Photography and Illustration students.

Students enrolled in the Image Design Culture unit were invited to “speed date the archive” at the JCPML to select an archival piece as a source of inspiration to create a reimagined work.

Students worked on their creative research projects throughout the semester in the Library’s Makerspace with support from the Makerspace team.

The creativity of the Photography and Illustration students has illuminated distinct perspectives on archival items preserved by the Library that form pieces of Curtin University’s story.

Archival pieces that were chosen for reinterpretation by the students include a signed copy of Elizabeth Jolley’s Diary of a Weekend Farmer and a 1903 edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Caroline Brettig – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1903 edition) by L. Frank Baum

The collaboration is a great example of a unique way of interacting with the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library archives and the ongoing value of the special collections.

The students’ resulting body of work is on show in Building 202, Room 165 on campus until 17 June for all to visit.