Picturing the Island

Research output: Non-textual formCommissioned or Visual ArtworkResearch

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Vic, Australia
PublisherState Library of Victoria
Size28.8 x 21 x 2cm
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventSelf-made: zines and artist books - State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 11 Aug 201712 Nov 2017

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Crawford, M. (Artist). (2017). Picturing the Island. Commissioned or Visual Artwork, Melbourne, Vic, Australia: State Library of Victoria.
Crawford, Marian (Artist). / Picturing the Island. [Commissioned or Visual Artwork].
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Crawford, M, Picturing the Island, 2017, Commissioned or Visual Artwork, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.
Picturing the Island. Crawford, Marian (Artist). 2017. Melbourne, Vic, Australia : State Library of VictoriaEvent: Self-made: zines and artist books, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.

Research output: Non-textual formCommissioned or Visual ArtworkResearch

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Crawford M (Artist). Picturing the Island Melbourne, Vic, Australia: State Library of Victoria. 2017.