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Sticky Institute and State Library Victoria present: Tonerpalooza II zine fair

Sticky Institute’s zine fair Tonerpalooza returns to State Library Victoria with a hundred zine stalls across the weekend. And we'll be there on the Sunday with a stall full of new and existing titles.

Tonerpalooza II is taking place in the Red Rotunda, Cowen Gallery to accompany the exhibition Self-made: Zines and Artist Books (in the Blue Rotunda, Cowen Gallery).

10am–4pm
Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th of September, 2017
Red Rotunda, Cowen Gallery
State Library Victoria

See you there.

Rachel Ang, Tonerpalooza II poster, 2017

Ballarat Foto Book Fair

As part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, this weekend, we'll be taking part in the Ballarat Foto Book Fair, sponsored by Momento Pro at the Ballarat Art Gallery.

10am–4pm
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of September, 2017
Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard St North, Ballarat, Victoria

We hope to see you there.

Gracia Haby, Round, circle, dot, 2017, printed zine

Tonerpalooza II

State Library Victoria and Sticky Institute present Tonerpalooza II, a zine fair to accompany the library's new exhibition, Self-made: Zines and Artist books.

10am–4pm
Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th of September, 2017
Red Rotunda, Cowen Gallery
State Library Victoria

Louise, in flight, Tonerpalooza, 2014 (image source: SLV 'What's on')

Self-made: Zines and Artist Books, State Library Victoria

Our artists' book, A Deck of Salvaged Relatives, and two accompanying zines, are currently on display as part of Self-made: Zines and Artist Books in the Blue Rotunda, Cowen Gallery at the State Library Victoria, until the 12th of November, 2017.

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, A Deck of Salvaged Relatives (detail), 2015, artists' book

The Cold War in Australia, and the anarchic world of zines, on The Conversation Hour

Our artists' book, A Deck of Salvaged Relatives, will be exhibited as part of Self-made: Zines and Artist Books in the Blue Rotunda, Cowen Gallery at the State Library Victoria, from the 11th of August through until the 12th of November, 2017. And on Thursday, Louise was on the radio with Monica Syrette talking about zines and artists' books.

Listen to The Cold War in Australia, and the anarchic world of zines, on The Conversation Hour with Jon Faine on ABC Radio Melbourne.

Jon Faine's co-host is Emily Sexton, who is the Head of Programming at the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas. The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Festival, and The City of Melbourne have joined forces to present The Festival of Questions at the Melbourne Town Hall on Sunday 15th October, 2017.

Their first guests, Mark Aarons and John Grenville, have collaborated on the new book The Show: Another Side of Santamaria's Movement (Scribe). Mark Aarons is a journalist and author, who was once a member of the Communist Party of Australia. He's a former ABC Radio National reporter, was the founding EP of Background Briefing, and went on to work as an advisor to NSW Premier Bob Carr. Mark's books include The Family File and War Criminals Welcome. John Grenville is an industrial advocate, who was once a member of the National Civic Council (The Movement). He's a former Federal Secretary of the Federated Clerks Union, and was Assistant Secretary of the Victorian Trades Hall Council.

Then they are joined by Monica Syrette and Louise Jennison. Monica is a curator at the State Library of Victoria, and has put together the show Self-made: Zines and Artist Books which features work by Louise. Louise works with Gracia Haby as Gracia & Louise. The exhibition Self-made: zines and artist books is on at the State Library Victoria from 11th August to 12th November, 2017, and will then tour to the Mildura Arts Centre, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, New England Regional Art Museum, Tweed Regional Gallery, Toowoomba Regional Gallery, and Latrobe Regional Gallery through 2018 and 2019.

Duration: 1hr
Broadcast: Thursday 27th July, 2017, 11:00am

Self-Made zines and artist books, coming soon to the library

ABC Melbourne

We are looking forward to having our artists' books and zines included in Self-made: Zines and Artist Books at the State Library Victoria this August. And today, Louise will be a guest on Jon Faine's The Conversation Hour with exhibition curator Monica Syrette, at 11am.

Tune in to ABC Radio Melbourne, to hear her talk about Salvaged Relatives, why we love zines, and the link between artists' books and those printed on the photocopier.
 

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, A deck of salvaged relatives (detail), 2015, artists' book

Punk, politics and art on show in new exhibition at State Library Victoria

We're thrilled to have our zines and artists' book included in the forthcoming exhibition, Self-made: Zines and Artist Books. Read Punk, politics and art on show in new exhibition at State Library Victoria to discover more.

Developed in partnership with The Sticky Institute, Self-made will display rarely-seen material from the Library’s collection of artist books and its zine collection — the largest and most comprehensive in Australia. Exhibition curator Monica Syrette said Self-made will take visitors on a journey through the colourful and sometimes controversial evolution of self-publishing.

"The history of zine-making and self-publishing is inextricably linked to influential counter-cultural movements and social activism. What we’re displaying — items like sci-fi zines from the 1940s, punk zines from the seventies and contemporary feminist zines — are all reflections of the political and cultural movements of the time. The artist books in Self-made were also ground-breaking, designed to circumvent the commercial gallery system and make art easily available to all."

The exhibition features works by leading international artists including Swiss German artist, Dieter Roth; Pop Art influenced American artist, Ed Ruscha; pioneering conceptual artist Sol LeWitt; and renowned Australian painter, sculptor and printmaker, Robert Jacks; alongside works by contemporary artists and zine-makers. More than 170 works will be on display, including a dedicated reading lounge, revealing the breadth and beauty of artist books and zines.

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, A Deck of Salvaged Relatives (detail), 2015, artists' book

Paper Animals, postage free

Dear you, 

Our online store is bursting at its spine with all of our new titles launched at the recent NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair. What's more, we are offering FREE POSTAGE WORLDWIDE until the 10th of May. 

Simply enter the code PAPERANIMALS during checkout. 

For "a coat of feathers [to help you] stay in the air indefinitely," pick up a copy of Winged

For mammals scampering, climbing, purring, add a copy of Limbed featuring thirty-two Salvaged Relatives to your cart. 

Run your fingers through the fine and ordered lines of Pattern, a zine made in collaboration with Deidre Brollo, Marian Crawford, Elaine Haby, and Deborah Klein. 

Marvel at a softness of mice ears, polished steel buttons, hoops, a globe on a desk and other round things in Round, circle, dot

Acquire a song of paper birds, and purchase a copy of the printed edition of Prattle, scoop, trembling

Yours for a song, Winged, Limbed, Pattern-ed, Round-ed and Prattle-d, Yours with sticky tape at the ready, Gracia & Louise XO

Gracia Haby, Limbed, 2017, printed zine

Twenty-four: a compilation box of zines, 2015–2016

We are delighted that editions of Twenty-four: a compilation box of zines, 2015–2016 have recently been acquired by the State Library of Victoria (edition 2/5), the State Library of New South Wales (edition 3/5, bubbled), and the National Library of Australia (edition 1/5, snug).

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Twenty-four: a compilation box of zines, 2015–2016, edition 1 of 5, box set, 2017

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.

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