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The Image Library


The net is bursting with all kinds of images, but what are we really interested in? The Image Library wants to know.

What is The Image Library?

The Image Library is a participatory art project that uses social media and email to pass out an open invitation to all for contributions of found internet images to the library's collection. The images are displayed on The Image Library website and have also been amalgamated into books, and this is where The Image Library takes on a physical existence. Transforming the virtual into the tangible, The Image Library is also an installation that creates a viewing platform for the books of contributed images, and a pop-up social space.


Project mission

The objective of The Image Library is to unify the roles of artist and viewer and make the creative process and space open for all to participate. The Image Library is very much a socially charged project. The internet is now such an integral part of everyday life, where information can be accessed readily and new social connections can be forged, but at the same time its use is an occupation that involves physical alienation. The Image Library takes a popular aspect of the internet and introduces it into a physical space, where face-to-face social interaction can take place. In this way, The Image Library transforms the virtual into something tangible and humanising, with the added benefit of preserving images that would otherwise have a fleeting and temporary presence on the internet.

10th Oct - 10th Nov 2011
Installation in Building 2, RMIT City Campus, Melbourne.
23rd Nov - 9th Dec 2011
Exhibited at 2011 RMIT Bachelor of Fine Arts-Painting Graduation Show

14th - 18th Feb 2012

It's Not You, It's Me (see group exhibitions