MILK in Residence #5:
Curated by Study
For MILK in Residence #5, Silent Army Reading Room (MP Fikaris and Gwen Gilchrist) will continue archiving titles in their collection with a gallery install of selected printed matter from their archives.
Silent Army Reading Room will be open to the public for discussion on Tuesday August 30 6-8pm— All welcome.
Silent, as in when one is drawing, writing or reading. Army, as in a large number of people.
Silent Army is an imprint that began as a name for publishing comic artist anthologies and organising related projects.
Silent Army began working on a non-lending library in 2020. There are about 1500 items in the collection ranging between the years 1982 - 2022. The collection resonates with independent comic art making as a community building experience, through the love of story, printmaking and sharing. Its purpose is to present local history and encourage drawing, creative writing, mark making and the artistic pursuit as a fundamental human need.