Cartonography is the process of collecting and mapping Australian cardboard fruit cartons. It is an evolving collection, map and research archive. The cartons are documented, catalogued and stored in Brisbane, and are occasionally presented in exhibitions. Previous exhibitions have occurred at Carriageworks, Sydney (2019), Cairns Art Gallery (2018), The Museum of Brisbane (2017) and the Shepparton Festival (2017).
We are currently focusing on Victorian fruit and veggie cartons, for a major forthcoming display in Melbourne in early 2022 (details coming soon).
Please visit the links below for more information on the collection in the form of articles and other media. For information about past projects please visit the Projects tab in the menu, or the blog for musings on the collection.
If you have a carton or story to contribute please use the form below or email sean[at]cartongraphy.com or call +61406 073 685
Like some more information about Cartonography? Please follow the links below to some helpful articles and recordings:
- Essay by Chloé Wolifson
- Monocle Podcast
- ABC Podcast (Museum of Brisbane)
- Cartonography in Gourmet Traveller
- ABC article by Jennifer King
- Cartonography in The Guardian
- Cartonography on Trove (The National Library of Australia)
- News article: Cartonography at the Shepparton Festival
- Cartonography in the Bundaberg News Mail
The Cartonography collection can currently be viewed at eHive, which is an online catalogue database system. You can visit the collection by clicking here