Legend

What knowledges and memories are contained in charts, lines and legends? What roads and coordinates are plotted in stories and mythologies? Maps are often presented as objective documents, but we suggest that this is make-believe.

They exclude.

They reduce.

They are used as props in political performances and colonial crimes.

And, they are windows and they are wonderful.

We travel them in our minds and our memories.

We dream up new ones and scribble them on wastepaper. 

We asked how you read maps; we asked what your maps look like. The 15 pieces we selected from your submissions form Legend – they are one version, in this place and this moment, of the key to the map. Navigate it and find the stories plotted there.



Legend is supported by the Walkley Foundation, the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.