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The People’s Library

A contemporary artwork with a uniquely Tasmanian library at its core


Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre.

Curated by Justy Phillips and Margaret Woodward of A Published Event

Salamanca Arts Centre’s
Major Curated Exhibition for 2018

The People’s Library is a contemporary artwork with a uniquely Tasmanian library at its core. Over 150 authors bring this performance library to life through readings, discussions and live events. Throughout September 2018 a groundswell of public telling awaits.

The People’s Library is a holding of 113 new and original books, invited by
A Published Event (Justy Phillips and Margaret Woodward) 2017–18.

Featured Authors

The complete list of Featured Authors for The People’s Library can be found HERE

Saturday 8 – Sunday 30 September 2018*
*daily opening hours vary

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The complete list of Events for The People’s Library, including daily opening hours can be found HERE

The People’s Library has been assisted through the generous support and vision of many individuals and creative networks across Tasmania, including over 180 writers and writing support networks. A Published Event acknowledge the vision and support of commissioning and presenting partner, Salamanca Arts Centre.

This project has been assisted by: the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia; Creative Hobart (City of Hobart) and through generous support from the Allport Bequest. The Readers in Residence Program was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts through Artsbridge.



Justy Phillips is an artist, writer and publisher. She has a PhD: Scoreography: Compose-with a hole in the heart! (2015) from RMIT University, Melbourne and is currently an Adjunct Lecturer at the Tasmanian College of the Arts, UTAS

Margaret Woodward is an artist, writer and publisher. Margaret has a PhD in Design: Overlapping dialogues: the role of interpretation design in communicating Australia’s natural and cultural heritage (2009) from Curtin University of Technology. She is Associate Professor of Design and co-founder and leader of the Creative Regions Lab at Charles Sturt University, NSW.

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The People’s Library

77 Salamanca Place, Battery Point TAS, Australia

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