|The Dynamic Dark Nebula @ Heroes and Villains exhibition, ca.2006|
Friday, May 17, 2013
Heroes and Villains Revisited @ State Library of Victoria
Regular readers of this blog may recall that, back in 2006-07, I was appointed Guest Curator at the State Library of Victoria (Melbourne, Australia), where I staged the exhibition, Heroes and Villains: Australian Comics and their Creators. (You can read the archived online exhibition catalogue here.) Well, in 2011, I was approached once again by the State Library of Victoria, to record an interview about how the library has affected my my work as a writer, academic researcher and comics historian. The interview was conducted as part of the State Library's then-forthcoming centenary celebrations of its famous Domed Reading Room. Well, nearly two years later, you can now read an edited extract from that interview here. And if you ever find yourself in Melbourne, do pay the State Library of Victoria a visit - not only is it a fantastic reference library (open to all members of the public), but it also has many great gallery spaces dedicated to the history of books, reading & writing, as well as major exhibitions devoted to different aspects of Australian history and culture. And the Domed Reading Room is truly breathtaking, too.