Cartonography installation at Cairns Art Gallery 2018/19. Photo: Michael Marzik

Cartonography is a collection of Australian cardboard fruit cartons. It is an evolving collection, map and research archive. Cartonography is building up a collection of fruit cartons and (where possible) their associated stories from across rural and regional Australia to create an online or ‘soft’ museum, which is occasionally presented in exhibition format. Eventually we hope to have a permanent, readily accessible archive where the cartons can be browsed in physical form.

Please visit the links below for more information on the collection in the form of articles and other media. Please visit the blog page to browse entries about current and past projects.

Cartonography acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which its projects take place, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

If you have a carton or story to contribute please use the form below or email sean.b.rafferty[at]gmail.com or call +61406 073 685



Like some more information about Cartonography? Please follow the links below to some helpful articles and recordings:

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The Cartonography collection can currently be viewed at eHive, which is an online catalogue database system. You can visit the collection by clicking on the screenshot below.