Picturing the Island takes the form of a collection of texts and images that present the Central Pacific island Banaba (once known as Ocean Island) as a recollection. I spent my childhood on this island, and its history is entangled with colonial Australia, the British Empire and of course Pacific Ocean island histories.
This artist book was made possible with the generous support of the Siganto Foundation, the Australian Library of Art at State Library of Queensland and the Queensland Library Foundation, and Monash University Art Design & Architecture. A second digitally printed edition of the book is in production, designed with help from Lucy Russell, and will be printed by the end of 2016.
Above: Unbound, SASA Gallery, Uni SA, Adelaide, South Australia, including publication of unstable edge, an artist book made in collaboration with poet Francesca Jurate Sasnaitis