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AN ARTIST has turned her weird and wonderful experience teaching art to intellectually disabled adults into a new book of graphic short stories.

Winner of the 2011 Aurealis Award for Graphic Novels.

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Published 2011 by Black Pepper Publishing
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This book is really underrated and should be more widely read/available. I asked my local library to buy it (they often do this) and they said they couldn't. So I ordered it myself from the publisher, it took 2 minutes, and arrived in three days; what's with that? Talk about Hidden. Anyway, the art is just gorgeous, the story is thought-provoking and of great interest to me as an art practitioner slash human being. I would have given it five stars if it were longer and could have gone into more ...more
This is a beautiful and incredibly touching little book that is going to stick with me a long time. I picked it from the library bookshelf at random and after the first page, had to sit down and keep reading. I read it in a single sitting, and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it.

Mirranda Burton worked with intellectually disabled adults as an art teacher/therapist , and Hidden is a book of 4 short stories about this period. It tells the stories of some of her students, the relationships
Deborah Biancotti
Deborah was the convenor of the Graphic Novel/Illustrated Works category for the Aurealis Awards in 2011. This review/rating is the personal opinion of Deborah herself, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging coordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team.

From the Aurealis Award Judges' Report 2011:

A compassionate and cohesive meeting of art and word is evident in the meditative surrealism of HIDDEN’s collected vignettes. With restrained artwork and ge
Hidden is a story that stuns through its simplicity. I read through the contained short comics in an hour or so. It is the story of an art worker who deals with people with disabilities, the lack of funding for her programs and the marginalisation of disabled people in society. It is incredibly subtle and as a result, beautiful. I highly recommend it, and Mirranda Burton is definitely a talent to watch.
Quite sad; utterly charming.
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