Posts tagged Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
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.

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

Within a museum; within a gallery

Recently landed: Within a museum; within a gallery, a new article on Marginalia (by Gracia) takes you behind-the-scenes in the gallery

Installing our artists' book, Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds, at MPRG

A gleam in the darkling world

Recently landed: A gleam in the darkling world, a new article on Marginalia (by Gracia) places Prattle scoop trembling: a flutter of Australian birds in the gallery

In the library, a herd of Superb fairy-wrens

Recently landed: In the library, a herd of Superb fairy-wrens, a new article on Marginalia (by Gracia) calls Prattle scoop trembling: a flutter of Australian birds all done and dusted

Fifty pages, all at once, our birds in the State Library of Victoria

Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds

Work on our forthcoming artists' book, Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds, is well underway.

It will be exhibited as part of Birds: Flight paths in Australian art, at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, early December, 2016.

Prattle, scoop, trembling, taking shape on the working table

Prattle, scoop, trembling

Recently landed: Prattle, scoop, trembling, a new article on Marginalia (by Gracia) reveals an artists' book as it takes form in readiness for exhibition as part of Birds: Flight paths in Australian art, at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

Our artists' book, Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds, is taking form

2016 National Works on Paper

We're delighted to announce that the Greater stick-nest rat edition of our artists' book, Because I Like You, has been acquired by the Mornington Peninsula Shire, as part of the 2016 National Works on Paper exhibition.

The exhibition runs until the 11th of September.

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Civic Reserve, 350 Dunns Road, Mornington

A Rufous mouse lemur (Microcebus rufus) collage from our artists' book, Because I Like You, 2016

Twenty-six-year-old Torres Strait Islander Daniel O’Shane has won the $15,000 National Work on Paper Prize, sponsored by Beleura House & Garden. O’Shane’s work was chosen from the sixty-six artists shortlisted from around Australia from close to 1,000 entries for the $50,000 National Works on Paper acquisitions and awards. The prize, the most prestigious acquisitive prize and exhibition of its type in Australia, showcases recent works by artists working in the field of drawing, printmaking, digital prints and paper sculpture.

Victorian artist Lily Mae Martin was the winner of the $3500 Ursula Hoff Institute Emerging Artist Acquisitive Art Award 2016 for her work Wrestling three. Other pieces acquired include works by Jonas Ropponen, who grew up on the peninsula, Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Rew Hanks, Mark Hilton, Jake Homes, Deborah Kelly for her stop motion animated paper collage, Roy McIvor, Fiona McMonagle and Jim Pavlidis. The Friends of MPRG purchased Brian Robinson’s Up in the Heavens.

National Works on Paper was established in 1998 and incorporated the former Spring Festival of Drawing and the Prints Acquisitive which began in 1973.

The 2016 judges were Kirsty Grant, Director & CEO of the Heide Museum of Modern Art; Roger Butler, Senior Curator, Australian Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Australia and Jane Alexander, Director Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.

The Mayor, Cr Graham Pittock says “The Mornington Peninsula Shire has provided critical funding support since the 1970s towards the MPRG’s acclaimed National Works on Paper exhibition. This exhibition of contemporary works is held every second year at the Gallery and has resulted in its Permanent Collection becoming a significant and valuable community asset featuring works by legendary Australian artists such John Olsen, Rick Amor, Gloria Petyarre and Charles Blackman.”
National Works on Paper 2016

We're chuffed that the Stick-nest rat edition of our artists' book, Because I Like You, is destined for Mornington Peninsula Gallery's 2016 National Works on Paper exhibition.

Turning the pages of the Polar bear edition of Because I Like You for our former art history lecturer, Dr. Sophia Errey, on a Saturday at the fair is 'all kinds of yay.' #NGVABF

Down Up

Recently landed: Down Up, a new post on Elsewhere (by Louise)

Louise Jennison's   artists' book,   A Flight of Twelve Southern Hemisphere Birds  , exhibited in the 2014 National Works on Paper exhibition, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

Louise Jennison's artists' book, A Flight of Twelve Southern Hemisphere Birds, exhibited in the 2014 National Works on Paper exhibition, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery