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CRAFWORD, Marian (1955 - )

Picturing the island

$50.00 AUD

Melbourne : the artist, 2016. Quarto, illustrated wrappers with wraparound title band, pp. [52], illustrated. Signed and dated by the artist.

A contemporary photobook created by Melbourne artist Marian Crawford, drawing on her memories growing up on Babana (contemporary Kiribati) and using historical photographs of what was at the time known as the Gilbert and Ellice Islands.

‘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.’ – artist’s statement.