Photo: Casey Horsfield, 2022

Distribution Forum: Independent Arts Publishing in Victoria Presented by Melbourne Art Library

Sun 21 May 23, 11am–12.15pm

Photo: Casey Horsfield, 2022
Past program

Free entry

NGV International

Education Theatre
Level 1 Mezzanine

What power dynamics are at play in the distribution of information? How democratic is ‘collective’ knowledge? And how are individuals and collectives disrupting the flow of information?
The Distribution forum series prods, unravels, makes-visible, and excites non-mainstream ways of information sharing. Engaging publishers, editors, and alternative institutions, the series explores active projects in Naarm/Melbourne that question the traditional flow of information.
Join Dossier Industries, M.33 and Melbourne Art Library as we discuss the role of publishing artist books and artist-lead publishing.

Auslan interpreting is available upon request, please use contact link below. Requests must be sent at least 10 days prior to event. 

Helen Frajman, M.33

M.33 specialises in publishing photo-based media and works collaboratively with artists and designers to produce books with a focus on excellent design in the service of thoughtful and thought-provoking content – the chief aim being to produce the books artists want, without the limitations imposed by commercial considerations.

Annette K. Dennis, Dossier Industries

Dossier Industries is an experimental publishing imprint and collaborative design practice. Based in Melbourne, they produce tactile and engaging printed literature on a wide variety of subjects through both commissioned and self initiated work.

Nell Fraser, Melbourne Art Library

Melbourne Art Library is a not-for-profit lending library that collects specialised art and design texts. We are proudly independent and curious about what being a ‘library’ means.

Design NGV International