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The Community Reading Room

Torika Bolatagici

Presented in Season 2 2017

World Premiere
Presented by Arts House

11am–7pm (weekdays)
1pm – 7pm (weekends)
Wed 19 – Sun 30 Jul
Closed Mon +Tues

D I S P L A C E  A N D 
with Still Nomads
5pm-7pm, Sun 30 Jul


Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne

Wheelchair Accessible

How to best experience this work:
Give this work a few minutes of your time.  Sit back and relax, enjoying a book from this alternative library collection.

A pop-up destination for researchers, artists and book lovers, The Community Reading Room (CRR) holds space for individuals who identify as First Nations and People of Colour to encounter texts that acknowledge and place their lived experience and practice at the centre, rather than the margin.

Fijian-Australian artist and academic Torika Bolatagici has critically curated and lovingly gathered an extensive repository of texts spanning contemporary art and theory from Oceania, Africa and the Americas – postcolonial art, literature and philosophy on migration, citizenship and cultural identity.

Part intervention, part education and part inspiration, CRR is a discursive project that invites us to consider the inclusivity of public spaces and to contemplate how our knowledge institutions privilege particular ways of knowing and being. Drop in, peruse the selection of texts, and join us for D I S P L A C E  A N D  D I S P L A N T, a closing event hosted by Still Nomads and CRR that sees black artists – First Nations, Afro-diasporic and Pasifika – share words, visuals, sounds and space.

Created & Devised by:
Torika Bolatagici

Image by – Torika Bolatagici