A Field Guide for Stargazing
Mess Books, Perth Festival
Creative Production, Editing, Publishing

A Field Guide for Stargazing

Commissioned by Perth Festival and published by Mess Books, 'A Field Guide for Stargazing' is a companion to and compendium of the festival's 2023 Visual Arts Program. Responding to the festival’s thematic of Djinda (a Noongar word meaning ‘star’), the publication features original writing by Cass Lynch, artistic responses by Sara Morawetz and Patrick Pound, and a republished piece of fiction by Anna Dunnill.


Publisher: Mess Books
Editor: Annika Kristensen
Art Direction & Graphic Design: Bec Stawell Wilson
EIC, Mess Books: Emma Pegrum

Cover artwork is from Patrick’s work, ‘Constellations’.

Printed in Boorloo/Perth, WA.