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The Book of Asylum
Shortlisted for the Manly Artists' Book Award 2015.
Acquired for the Manly Library Artists' Book Collection

Statement
Villawood Immigration Detention Centre provides visitors with lockers and a paper slip with locker access instructions. Hundreds of these slips issued to the Refugee Art Project volunteers and other volunteer visitors are bound like a palm-leaf sutra
-- a testament to their committed and sustained goodwill towards asylum seekers.

Dimensions variable
4 X 10.5 X 90 cm

Materials
Visitors' locker slips from Villawood Immigration Detention Centre, Filmoplast tape, charred cedar, cotton cord and tassels.

Photography
Felicity Jenkins.

Acknowledgements
With thanks to:
- The Refugee Art Project especially Safdar Ahmed and Bilquis Ghani, and their friends in the refugee support
 community

- Andrew Burns, Monica Oppen, Morrison Polkinghorne, Paul Smole, and the Sydney BAG (Book Art Group).