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Melbourne’s ‘Readers’ Walk’ launches art installation featuring local authors

Readers Feast Bookstore, Kay Craddock Antiquarian Bookseller and the Melbourne Athenaeum Library, who form the ‘Readers’ Walk’ alliance, will launch the new art installation Hands in Print on Collins Street in Melbourne.

Hands in Print will be a permanent art installation by artist Bridget Nicholson, who has collaborated with several Australian authors to create representations of their hands using clay or graphite on paper. The pieces will be displayed across the three Readers’ Walk buildings.

The first writers involved in the project are Graeme Base, Geoffrey Blainey, Mem Fox, Kerry Greenwood, Kate Grenville, Andy Griffiths, Thomas Keneally, David Malouf, Maureen McCarthy, Alex Miller and Christos Tsiolkas, along with international authors Ian Rankin and Michael Connelly.

The pieces will be unveiled at the installation launch at the Athenaeum Library on 20 July, as part of Melbourne Rare Book Week.

For more information on the project, visit the Readers’ Walk website here.


Category: Local news