Acclaimed Western Australian artist Tim Burns produced his artist’s book A Pedestrian Series of Postcards in 1976. It documents his guerrilla – style postcard project and subsequent print media response to his campaign to raise public opinion regarding the introduction of pedestrian crossings in Mildura, a regional City in northern Victoria.

Burns’ relationship with Mildura began in 1973, when his landscape piece Minefield was withdrawn from Mildura’s Sculpture Triennial on the grounds of public safety1. However, it wasn’t until two years later, when visiting Mildura with his mother that Burns would set a course for his postcard action, a trajectory largely framed in response to his mother’s near miss with traffic while attempting to cross a busy road.

This exhibition included a copy of the book and individually framed bookplates.