# 7966


Our home

$125.00 AUD

[Melbourne] : Anne Twigg [Stanmore, New South Wales] Ant Press, 2013. Limited edition of 20 copies signed by the artist. Oblong octavo (160 x 230 mm), bound in grey bookcloth with highly abstracted title in a light grey across spine and front and back boards; paste paper dustjacket; 106 unnumbered pages, poem by Mohsen Soltany Zand, colour illustrations, in slip case made from two pieces of grey cardboard 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”.

“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).

“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).

Copies are recorded in four Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of Victoria; Monash University; University of Melbourne).