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Eighty Days / David Dellafiora, editor; Susan Hartigan, editor; pete spence, editor; JC Gagnon; A1 Waste Paper; K Bates; P Collins; R Crozier; E VanHorn; T Breuer; PLG Frieslaender; R Janssen; G Galantai; E Morandi; A Gomez; H Fricker; C Padin; JM Bennett; G Cook; M Corbett; T Purves; State of Being., 1997

Identifier: CC-30543-31976

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Scope and Contents

The label states that Eighty Days was made during an Australian Visit from June 13 until August 31, 1997. The cloth bag is labeled Networkers are Miners on one side and Fossick Edition on the other. On one of the photocopied sheets within the bag, the meaning of Fossick is given as Australian or New Zealand slang for to rummage or to search. Its contents are 30 works produced by students of the School of Arts at University of Ballarat that explore the themes of mining, minerals and local history of Ballarat, Australia.The case also contains a catalogue entitled "Field Study Australia" documenting international mail art exhibited at the Courthouse Project in Geelong, Australia.The plastic case is a blue color with the Australian flag embossed on its lid. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • 1997



0 See container summary (1 bag (cloth, rubberstamped, rope) + bag contents + 7 leaflets (photocopied) + 3 stones + photograph b&w + booklet (string spine) + 9 pages (ink, handwriting) + folded leaflet (painted) + 2 match boxes (painted, stones) + folded leaflet (gold paint, collaged, paper) + object (cloth, twigs, string) + folded leaflet (string, collaged) + drawing (ink) + wallpaper (incised, handwriting) + envelope (papercard) + leaflet (rubberstamped) + drawing (paint, gold leaf, handwriting) + 2 folded sheets (photocopied) + envelope (paper, rubberstamped) + envelope contents (5 cards, printed, rubberstamped, collaged, wire mesh) + 2 matchbooks + folded sheet (printed) + label (paper, photocopied, string) + collage (paper, papercard) + plastic bag (decal) + card (photocopied) + booklet + 10 pages (photocopied) + booklet + 6 pages (rubberstamped) + booklet + 4 pages (photocopied) + booklet + 16 pages (photocopied) in case (plastic, embossed, label)) ; case 8 x 22 x 14 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

shelf near box

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Ocean Grove, Australia : Field Study Production. Signed by: pete spence (t.c.- collage verso); Susan Hartigan 1997 (l.l.- card verso). Nationality of creator: British and Australian. General: About 8 total copies. 1 number copy. General: Added by: RED; updated by: RED.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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