Finito

Recently landed: Finitoa new article on Marginalia (by Gracia) takes a look at the recent the NGV's Melbourne Art Book Fair

Melbourne Art Book Fair in flight (image credit: Tobias Titz (detail))

Fairground beckons

Recently landed: Fairground beckonsa new article on Marginalia (by Gracia) takes a peep at all the new artists' books and zines we will be launching at the NGV's Melbourne Art Book Fair this Friday

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds, 2017, artists' book, printed edition

NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair

The Melbourne Art Book Fair is all set to go! go! go! We'll be there. Will you?

Swing by, say hi, and collect your pre-ordered copy of #PrattleScoopTrembling too.

National Gallery of Victoria presents:
Melbourne Art Book Fair 2017
Great Hall
National Gallery of Victoria
Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th March, 2017

Thursday 16th March: Typography Symposium 10am–5pm
Friday 17th March: 10am–5pm
Friday Party (ticketed): 7.30–10pm
Saturday 18th March: 10am–8pm
Sunday 19th March 10am–5pm
(Free entry at NGV International. Prices are noted for ticketed programs and events.)

Until then, keep a spare eye on #theworkingtable to see what we are making especially for the fair.

On the working table

Recently landed: On the working tablea new article on Marginalia (by Gracia) takes a look at a forthcoming pair of aritsts' books, I think all the world is falling and No longer six feet under

The first edition of No longer six feet under, an 8 page concertina artists' book, inkjet print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm, on #theworkingtable

A repeated decorative design

Recently landed: A repeated decorative designa new article on Marginalia (by Gracia) takes a look at a forthcoming zine, Pattern, featuring works by Deidre Brollo, Marian Crawford, Elaine Haby, Deborah Klein, and us

Especially for Pattern, one of five new digital collages, No day without a yesterday (2017)

Thank-you

Thank-you to everyone, bright and new, and bright and dear, who swung by our zine stall at this year's Festival of the Photocopier at the Melbourne Town Hall. It was, it is, always a thrill.

Thank-you, Sticky Institute, for another great fair.

You'll find our online store furnished with available titles, should you hanker to fill a gap in your collection.

#FOTP2017 field notes: stall view, 4pm

Preorder an edition of Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds

While the preorder campaign (to assist with the printing costs) has folded its wings, it is still possible to reserve a copy of Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds through our online store.

We will be releasing the book from our stall at this year's NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair, where you are welcome to pick up your preordered copies from us (from Friday the 17th to Sunday the 19th of March, 2017).

Digital mock-up of one of five different hand-cut bird inserts

In the gallery

We will be talking about our artists' book, Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds (2016), at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery from 1pm on Sunday the 5th of February, 2017. Penny Byrne and Stu James will also be discussing their works within the current exhibition, Birds: Flight paths in Australian art.

We hope to see you there.

Today, we chirrup

Thank-you for supporting our 19-day pozible campaign with your preordered copies of #PrattleScoopTrembling and your feathered donations.

We are sending the book to print today, but not before releasing another thank-you collage your way.

We are chirruping, this is happening, this is happening!

Tick, cheep, tock, chirrup

We make artists' books collaboratively and have been doing so since 1999. To date, we have released 87 titles (unique state artists’ books, and limited editions of 10, 25, and 50), and 105 zine titles.

Our artists' books can be found in the collections of Artspace Mackay; Deakin University Library; Melbourne Museum; Melbourne University Library; Monash University Library; Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery; National Gallery of Australia; National Gallery of Victoria; National Library of Australia; RMIT University Library; State Library of New South Wales; State Library of Victoria; State Library of Queensland; Tate (UK); University of the West of England (UK), and others.

We have exhibited our works on paper at ACMI Mediatheque, Counihan Gallery, Craft, Fremantle Arts Centre, Geelong Gallery, LaTrobe Regional Gallery, Port Jackson Press Print Gallery, Maroondah Art Gallery, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, RMIT School of Art Gallery, State Library of Victoria, University of Melbourne Baillieu Library, University of West England (UK), and others.

We created the unique state version of Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds especially for the exhibition Birds: Flight paths in Australian Art currently at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (until the 12th of February, 2017). The piece has been acquired by Artspace Mackay.

With our pozible campaign we are seeking to make Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds into a printed edition of 100.

And now only 14 hours remain for your chance to preorder a copy.

Thank-you for your support so far, and always.

Thank-you, from the Laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) and us

29 hours remaining

With only 29 hours remaining on our pozible campaign forour artists' book printed edition of #PrattleScoopTrembling, we are looking forward to hearing the running movement of the press.  

Thank-you for your cheer, donations, and preorders, each and every one of you.
(Pleasing sound in the above linked instagram video courtesy of a Heidelberger Tiegel letterpress.)

The Wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila addax) oversees the countdown

Throw your hands in the air

Throw your hands in the air like a dancing cactus! And just like that, we've reached our pozible campaign funding goal to cover a third of the printing costs for a Prattle, scoop, trembling edition. Many, many thanks. We are so humbled.

The campaign is still running, and we are hoping to raise, through your preorders (and/or donations) enough to cover the whole of the printing cost. Should you wish to earmark a copy, it's not too late to do so.

Thank-you. We couldn't do this without you.

Sprouting wings

An Australian king-parrot (Alisterus scapularis), Rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus), and Little penguin (Eudyptula minor) from Prattle scoop trembling: a flutter of Australian birds