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New titles for the Melbourne Art Book Fair

We're excited to be returning to the NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair for the fifth year running. In a few days, we will be in the Great Hall, beneath the Leonard French coloured shards, ready to introduce you to
Animate. Animated. Animal. ($8)
Please, I'm looking for (whatever you are looking for) ($8)
Museum Sketches: Your Specimens Sing an Operatic Chorus ($8)
and Five views of a creeping Honey possum (Tarisipes rostratus) ($4).

Alongside these titles, we will also have editions of Paint Out ($20) and Ripples in the Open ($5) released at Sticky Institute's Festival of the Photocopier, earlier in the year.

NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair
Great Hall, NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Friday 15th – Sunday 17th March, 2019
10am–5pm

See you there!

Melbourne Art Book Fair 2019

We’re excited to be returning to the NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair for our fifth year.

NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair
Great Hall, NGV, 180 St Kilda Road

Thursday 14th March
6–9pm Melbourne Art Book Fair opening event

Friday 15th March
10am–5pm Melbourne Art Book Fair
5.30–10pm Melbourne Art Book Fair (part of NGV Friday Nights)

Saturday 16th March
10am–5pm Melbourne Art Book Fair

Sunday 17th March
10am–5pm Melbourne Art Book Fair

#MelbourneArtBookFair
#NGV

(Read more: Whirr and chime, Marginalia)

Nineteen: a compilation box of zines, 2017 – 2018

A limited edition compilation set of all our recent zines, one atop the other, from the largest to the smallest, to make a happy squeeze.

As with previous sets, each box set contains the first of each zine edition released within that time frame. Housed in giant matchboxes featuring our recent collaged landscape, Ripples in the Open, editions are in the process of being delivered to the collections of Melbourne University Library, National Library of Australia, and State Library Victoria.

From 2017
Limbed
Winged
Dove, love, wash
Here, there
Duck in, duck out
Flippered and flightless
Pattern
Round, circle, dot
Take a lesson from the ground
Seasonal museum sketches (autumn)
It was a familiar pattern


From 2018
Your gelatine silver print, in the shape of the full moon
Paw Pad Path
Looped
I think all the world is falling
No longer six feet under
Disrupted and rumpled
Dim wood, spark bright
A warmed pebble in my hand

We have two more sets left, if you are interested. Please contact us to find out more.

Nineteen: a compilation box of zines, 2017 – 2018, in process

Ripples in the Open zine making workshop

As part of our exhibition Ripples in the Open we are conducting a zine making workshop at Realm.

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison,   Paw Pad Path  , 2018, printed zine

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Paw Pad Path, 2018, printed zine

Join Ripples in the Open artists Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison in this fabulous zine making workshop!

Collage across the spread of your very own stitched zine. Bring along any printed and photocopied snippets, images, and text collected from your surroundings, and in the workshop you will cut and glue them into place to create your own artwork. 

In addition, you will learn to fold and stitch a simple zine structure. Paper, glue, thread, and equipment are all provided, however please bring along anything you’d like to include in your collage be they magazine cuttings, photocopies of things that interest you, original drawings. The world is your oyster; the paper is your universe!

Thursday 17 January
2 to 4pm
Ages 12+
Cost $5

Bookings essential:
www.trybooking.com/ZBZM

Meet us at ArtSpace at Realm 
Ringwood Town Square 
179 Maroondah Highway 
Ringwood 
03 9298 4553

Melbourne Art Book Fair starts tomorrow

For a fourth year running, we are returning to the Melbourne Art Book Fair at the NGV, and with us we will be bringing scores of new artists' books, zines, and prints. Some of these new titles you may have seen unfurling on instagram, and tomorrow, should you be in the neighbourhood, you can see them with your own eyes, leaf through them with your own fingers, nestle them in your own palm.

See you beneath the Leonard French at the
Melbourne Art Book Fair
National Gallery of Victoria
Friday 16th – Sunday 18th March, 2018

Friday 16th March: 10am–5pm
(Friday night opening: 6–9pm)
Saturday 17th March: 10am–7pm
Sunday 18th March: 10am–5pm
(With the exception of the Friday night opening, entry to the fair is free.)

Scores of artists' books, zines, and prints

Recently landed: Scores of artists' books, zines, and prints, a new article on Marginalia (by Gracia) in readiness for the Melbourne Art Book Fair, at the NGV this weekend

The zine version of Paw Pad Path, to be released on Friday at the Melbourne Art Book Fair, is a-leaping, skulking, and bright

NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair 2018

And we’re set to do it all again, for a fourth year running.

Reposted from @ngvmelbourne: “#MelbourneArtBookFair 2018 brings together the most creative emerging and established international and local publishers, artists and writers for a program of ideas, discussions and book launches. 16–18 March at NGV International."

Melbourne Art Book Fair 2017, NGV International ("The NGV gratefully acknowledges the Cornish family for their support of The Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing. The Melbourne Art Book Fair program is supported by Event Partner Asahi Super Dry, Partner City of Melbourne and Supporter The Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. The symposium is presented by the RMIT Design Futures Lab with the support of the RMIT School of Design.")

A warmed pebble in my hand; a zine in yours

Recently landed: A warmed pebble in my hand; a zine in yours, a new article on Marginalia (by Gracia) takes a look at several new zines launched at Sticky Institute's Festival of the Photocopier zine fair on the weekend, which are now available through our online store

New zines have landed in our online store

Festival of the Photocopier

A little heads up, to those of you Melbourne-based this month, the annual Sticky Institute Festival of the Photocopier is tomorrow at the Melbourne Town Hall. Come along and see the new zines we have made for you.

Festival of the Photocopier
Presented by Sticky Institute
Sunday 11th of February, 2018
Melbourne Town Hall
90–130 Swanston Street, Melbourne
12 – 5 pm
Free entry

Sunday, stickily

Recently landed: Sunday, stickily, a new article on Marginalia (by Gracia) takes a look at five new zines made for Sticky Institute's Festival of the Photocopier zine fair

Copies of I think all the world is falling, No longer six feet under, Disrupted and rumpled, Dim wood, spark bright, and A warmed pebble in my hand on the working table

World of the book

Happy to chance across three of our zines from 2010, A folded drawing of a Sulphur-crested cockatoo, Views in my pocket, and We are dreaming of the sea, on display at State Library Victoria as part of their permanent exhibition, World of the book.

To define a zine is to delve into the do-it-yourself culture of self-publishing and self-expression. The term ‘zine’ originated in the science-fiction ‘fanzines’ of the 1930s, and now encompasses any non-commercial, non-professional, short-run publication that seeks to be defined as a zine. They can be traded, sold, gifted or collected, while remaining ephemeral at the same time. The Library has over 15,000 zines, making it the largest public collection in Australia.

Assorted zines from multiple authors, from the library’s Rare Books Collection

Assorted zines from multiple authors, from the library’s Rare Books Collection

Exclusive to Milly Sleeping

Head to Milly Sleeping, Carlton, to find our newest zine, It was a familiar pattern.

A little mesmerising flipbook, based on a moving collage of the same name. Let the pages flutter with pace and watch an unexpected assembly surface from the sea (and retreat again) afront a passing ship.

Created for (and currently exclusive to) Milly Sleeping.

Printed in Melbourne; assembled and editioned by hand by Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison AKA Gracia & Louise.

PS. This work also relates to an exhibition called Looped, now showing in the Latrobe Reading Room at the State Library of Victoria.

Milly Sleeping
157 Elgin Street, Carlton

Or pick up a copy at Milly Sleeping online.

A zine, created from our collage of moving parts,   It was a familiar pattern  , 2017, created especially for Milly Sleeping's exhibition,  Unusual

A zine, created from our collage of moving parts, It was a familiar pattern, 2017, created especially for Milly Sleeping's exhibition, Unusual

Looped downloadable zine

If you cannot swing by the library to collect our free zine, you can now download our Looped zine, which includes the text, A whisker lighter, and a complete list of works (16 page pdf).

Looped
Presented in partnership with State Library Victoria
Until Sunday 26th of November, 2017
La Trobe Reading Room, State Library Victoria
328 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison,   Looped  , State Library Victoria, 2017

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Looped, State Library Victoria, 2017