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The 2022 Melbourne Art Book Fair brings together ideas and practices that seek to explore the connections between art, design, publishing and language. Featuring the Stallholder Fair at NGV International on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 March, as well as the Events Program at various venues across Victoria from Thursday 17 – Sunday 27 March 2022.

Melbourne Art Book Fair brings together publishers, artists and designers to showcase some of the world’s best art and design publications.

This year, experience events at NGV, across Melbourne and regional Victoria with participating venues spanning bookstores, galleries, art spaces and rooftops.

The Online Fair Shop features over 80 local and international publishers and artists. Browse webpages and online stores to discover newly released publications, limited editions and more.

Since 2015 Melbourne Art Book Fair has provided vital links with international fairs in New York, London, Tokyo and Paris and continues to celebrate Melbourne’s status as a UNESCO City of Literature.

Venues


Programs

Launch: Multinaturalism

Presented by Art + Australia
Online Event

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Launch Talks and discussions All event types All dates

Launch: The Stars

Presented by Tira_n_Press
The Paperback Bookshop, Melbourne

Free entry

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Activation: NGV Design Store x Melbourne Art Book Fair

Presented by NGV
NGV International, Melbourne

Free entry

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Event: Photo Zine Fair

Presented by Metropolis Bookshop
At Metropolis Bookshop, Melbourne

Free entry

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Exhibition: Jon Campbell: No Planet B

Presented by Bronwyn Johnson and Jon Campbell
Gertrude Glasshouse, Collingwood

Free entry

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Event: Books at Manic Open Warehouse

Presented by Books at Manic
Books at Manic, East Brunswick

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Launch: The Show Must Go On

Presented by Heidi Victoria
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Melbourne

Free entry

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Event: PRINT SCREEN: New Publishing Now

Presented by Emile Zile
Great Hall, NGVI

Free entry

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Event: Reading Aloud

Presented by Melbourne Art Library
Hill of Content Bookshop, Melbourne

Free entry

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Launch: Wild Cities

Presented by Wendy Steele
Bookshop by Uro, Collingwood

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Activation and Launch: Jack Linou: The Art of an Outsider

Presented by Linou Press
Hosier Lane, Melbourne

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Workshop: Stories of Home

Presented by Kids’ Own Publishing and Latrobe Regional Gallery
Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell

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Workshop: Huge Mumma Spice Merchant: Practical Printmaking

Presented by Huge Mumma Press
Huge Mumma Press Studio, Warrandyte

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Event: Open Library

Presented by acb press
Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy

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Launch: Space Practising Tools

Presented by Gail Hastings
Craft Victoria, Melbourne

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Panel Discussion: Publication as Provocation: Planet City

Presented by Uro Publications
Bookshop by Uro, Collingwood

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Films Panel Discussion Talks and discussions All event types All dates

Launch: Souvenirs of Sleep

Presented by Ling Ang
Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy

Free entry

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Launch: Comics to the End of the World

Presented by Silent Army Storeroom
Study, Brunswick

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Launch: Incendium Radical Library and Press

Presented by The Substation
The Substation, Newport

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Event Launch Talks and discussions All event types All dates

Launch: Memo Review 03 + 04

Presented by Memo Review
West Space, Collingwood

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Launch: Organised Chance — Open Collab: Global/Local

Presented by Wayne Smith and Chris Norman
Craft Victoria, Melbourne

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Event: Publishing As Public Space

Presented by Assemble Papers
MPavilion Parkade, Melbourne

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Launch: The Design Plot

Presented by Perimeter Books
Perimeter Books, Thornbury

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Launch: Jon Campbell: No Planet B

Presented by Bronwyn Johnson and Jon Campbell
Gertrude Glasshouse, Collingwood

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Panel Discussion: Build a Public Arts and Architecture Library in St Kilda’s Church Square?

Presented by Artefact Church Square
Prahran Mechanics' Institute Victorian History Library, Prahran

Free entry

Panel Discussion Talks and discussions All event types All dates

Launch: Terrible Perfection & Beautiful Calamity

Presented by Sky Crompton
Online Event

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Launch Talks and discussions Workshops All event types All dates

Panel Discussion: Timeless Documents

Presented by Centre for Contemporary Photography
Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy

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Activation: LIVE-ability POP-UP

Presented by Mary Featherston and Suzie Attiwill
Collingwood Yards Courtyard, Collingwood

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Launch: The Best Antipodean Photobook

Presented by The Antipodean Photobook
KEPK, Brisbane

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Launch: Reviving the Australian Modernist Garden

Presented by Uro Publications
Bookshop by Uro, Collingwood

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Talk: Darpa Press, Tending Towards Zero

Presented by WRITING & CONCEPTS
Great Hall, NGVI

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Launch: A Brush with Birds

Presented by Blarney Books & Art
Blarney Books & Art, Port Fairy

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Workshop: Transnational Cinema 

Presented by Sky Crompton
Online Event

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Launch: What are you looking for?

Presented by Perimeter Books
Perimeter Books, Thornbury

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Launch: Architects After Architecture

Presented by Rory Hyde & Uro Publications
Bookshop by Uro, Collingwood

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Launch: Learning to Live Together: Cars, Humans, and Kerbs in Solidarity

Presented by Guillermo Fernández-Abascal and Urtzi Grau
Bookshop by Uro, Collingwood

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Launch: Sucking my Tongue to Keep the Salt of You Close

Presented by no more poetry
Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy

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Event: Live Book Binding of Dip and Bob

Presented by Gracia & Louise
Online Event

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Panel Discussion: The Future of Museums

Presented by ACMI
Swinburne Studio, ACMI, Melbourne

Free entry

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Launch: Talking Through

Presented by Ryley Lawson and Hope Lumsden-Barry
Rooftop Bar, Melbourne

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Launch: Robin Boyd: Late Works

Presented by Uro Publications
Bookshop by Uro, Collingwood

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Panel Discussion: Connection, Restriction and Making Photobooks

Presented by Melbourne Photobook Collective
Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy

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Launch: we need privacy guys here too & Kin

Presented by Art Ink Publishing & VAULT Magazine
STATION, South Yarra

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Launch: Culture is Life

Presented by Readings
Readings St Kilda, St Kilda

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Panel Discussion: Confidants, Mentors & Communities

Presented by The Australian Book Design Association
Rooftop Bar, Melbourne

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Launch: Spatial Practices: Modes of Action and Engagement with the City

Presented by Mel Dodd
Bookshop by Uro, Collingwood

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Launch: Small Business

Presented by M.33
Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy

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Event: Shift(ed)

Presented by Caliper Journal
Collingwood Yards, Collingwood

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Launch: Architectural Drawings: Collecting in Australia

Presented by Melbourne Books
Online Event

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Panel Discussion: Pandemic Collaboration and Connection

Presented by Image Collective
Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy

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Launch: After the Australian Ugliness

Presented by Robin Boyd Foundation
Walsh St, South Yarra

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Online Fair Shop

Discover, read and purchase titles from 2021 Melbourne Art Book Fair publishers online.

NGV DESIGN STORE

NGV DESIGN STORE

MELBOURNE

We are collaborating with leading local and international artists, designers and makers to offer unique contemporary products. Each of these collaborations reveals a purposeful and innovative approach to materials and making.

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STRELKA PRESS
Strelka Press

STRELKA PRESS

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Strelka Press is the publishing program of Strelka Institute. Launched in 2012, Strelka Press publishes books and essays on modern issues of architecture, design, and emerging technologies in English and Russian. The publishing house releases both printed and digital books. Strelka Press is based in Moscow and has published more than 70 books including translated works of well- known authors such as Rem Koolhaas, Nick Srnicek, Robert Venturi, Aldo Rossi, Frank Lloyd Wright and many others and original essays by Benjamin H. Bratton, Keller Easterling, Metahaven, Lev Manovich, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Bruce Sterling and others.

The most recent publication titled The New Normal (Strelka Press, 2020) is a 548-page multi-authored book - a result of a three-year collaborative think-tank at Strelka investigating the impact of planetary-scale computation on the future of cities in Russia and globally. The book includes 21 design projects, nine newly written essays by program director Benjamin H. Bratton and a series of commissioned essays by: Julieta Aranda, Ben Cerveny, Keller Easterling, Yuk Hui, Lydia Kallipoliti, Geoff Manaugh, Lev Manovich, Metahaven, Trevor Paglen, Robert G. Pietrusko, Patricia Reed, Rival Strategy, Stephanie Sherman, Anastassia Smirnova, Molly Wright Steenson and Liam Young.

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OUTSIDER PUBLISHING
Publications from 2018-2021

OUTSIDER PUBLISHING

FRANCE

Outsider Publishing is a french independent publishing house which is interested in everyday vernacular signs and scriptures through their use in public space. The projects published are the results of research around these popular (typo)graphics forms, their origins and their authors, most often anonymous and concealed, outside of a conventional artistic circuit.

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CASE PUBLISHING / SHASHASHA

CASE PUBLISHING / SHASHASHA

JAPAN

Founded in 2015, Case Publishing made its mission to expand the book into a rich and multifaceted platform for ever more art forms. Case Publishing elevates the artbook into a new medium of expression by utilizing the unique strengths of books as objects and information carriers.

Established in 2012, shashasha is an online photobook store aiming to make Japanese and Asian photography more accessible to a worldwide audience. Its catalogue ranging from independent newcomers to established photography icons, shashasha’s core aim is to encourage engagement with Japan and Asian photography and to provide a platform for artists and publishers to expand their audience.

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TARA BOOKS
Delve into The Deep. Our latest handmade offering.

TARA BOOKS

INDIA

Tara Books is a collective of writers, artists and designers, based in Chennai, India. We publish illustrated and handmade books for children and adults. While we generate many of our titles in-house, we also work with artists, writers and designers across the world. Known for our richly illustrated books, we offer a unique list that includes titles in children’s literature, photography, graphic novels, art and art education.

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INFORMATION OFFICE

INFORMATION OFFICE

CANADA

Information Office is an art book publisher and design practice based in Canada.

The office approaches publishing as a meeting of curation and design, emnphasizing projects that collaborate with artists and cultural institutions. The product of these collaborations are conceptually considered, remarkable book objects that stand as translations and extensions of an artist’s practice or temporal exhibition space.

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REPLIKA PUBLISHING
As in a game of telephone, or a broken radio transistor, Ellipse is about passing information through a fragmented loop. Human relationships, in particular familial and marital, are explored through folding and rusting forms, the longing for connection with nature and urban spaces and the search for an art practice equivalent to a close friend’s embrace. The notion of a cyclical history of a precious material becoming commonplace. The female form retraced until almost all trace is lost. Mechanical attempts to counterfeit imagination.

REPLIKA PUBLISHING

GERMANY

Replika Publishing is an independent publishing house producing work under two main branches; Replika Volumes and Replika Artist Books. Influenced by ‘Fluxus’, we explore new methods of exhibition through printed matter and book arts. We seek to provide artists with a platform which is indiscriminate when it comes to place, gender, and career, and one which is able to focus purely on conceptual engagement. Replika Volumes are three dimensional artist periodicals featuring the works of a selection of international artists and Replika Artist Books are single artist publications produced in close collaboration with selected artists with a particular focus of photography.
Visit us at www.replikapublishing.com

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BARTLEBOOTH
Kerb by GFA, image by Luis Diaz Diaz

BARTLEBOOTH

SPAIN

Bartlebooth is an editing and research platform that examines contemporary spatial practice, founded in 2013 and currently developed by Antonio Giráldez López and Pablo Ibáñez Ferrera.

Bartlebooth's recent publication, Learning to Live Together by Urtzi Grau & Guillermo Fernandez-Abascal, engages the space of the street as one for collective action and urban speculation. It invites the reader to culturally construct technology while joining public scientific demonstrations, but more importantly it aims to mobilize the imagination when it comes to reclaiming, redesigning and governing the street as common ownership - a shared space for collective gathering between kerbs, cars and humans.

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TIRA_N_PRESS / KIM TAERYEONG
Kim Taeryeong, , 2019, mixed media and print, dimension variable

TIRA_N_PRESS / KIM TAERYEONG

KOREA

Kim Taeryeong's artworks reflect personal life experience, feelings and thoughts - usually taking form in image journals.

The process involves capturing images from print and recontextualizing them with photography driven by subconscious. This allows to organize the imagery as a story. Although the story is personal, it alsoexplores a theme or broadcast a message to the world.

Kim Taeryeong is currently residing in Melbourne creating art and working on a new book, which will be released in March 2021.

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FRANS MASEREEL CENTRUM
Frans Masereel Centrum © Luc Roymans

FRANS MASEREEL CENTRUM

BELGIUM

Frans Masereel Centrum is an international arts center for contemporary visual artists and critics, consisting of a residence program, exhibition space and printmaking workshop. It is a place of creation but also a platform for knowledge transfer, international cooperation and research. The extensive printmaking facilities offer contemporary artists the opportunity to investigate printmaking in all its aspects or to use it within a broader practice.

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SINGAPORE ART BOOK FAIR
Singapore Art Book Fair 2019, IMAGE COURTESY OF Singapore Art Book Fair

SINGAPORE ART BOOK FAIR

SINGAPORE

The Singapore Art Book Fair (SGABF) is an independent annual multi-day event celebrating contemporary art books and zines.

Founded in 2013, it was the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, and has now established itself as one of the leading art book fairs in Asia. Each edition showcases the innovative approaches of exhibitors from Singapore and around the world, including artists, designers, distributors, small presses, institutions, galleries, zinemakers, and printmakers. Free and open to the public, the fair draws thousands of visitors each year, with more than 7,000 over one weekend in the most recent 2019 edition.

SGABF is committed to deepening the understanding of art books in Singapore, and encouraging the exploration of this diverse medium as a crucial, if not central aspect of art and design practices.

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ILAM PRESS
No Planet B, image courtesy of Jon Campbell

ILAM PRESS

NEW ZEALAND

The Ilam Press is a non-profit arts publishing project established by Aaron Beehre and Luke Wood in 2011. The press operates as a center for both teaching and research at the school, while also providing significant connections and working relationships with artists, designers, curators, and institutions in New Zealand and internationally.

Ilam Press' most recent publication, No Planet B, is by artist Jon Campbell about the virus that emerged from our stressed planet at this time added new expressions into the mix as the community worked to ‘flatten the curve’ and felt that ‘a breathing space between disasters would be good’.

For many years as a way of easing her apprehension with the lack of action on the unfolding climate crisis, Bronwyn Johnson kept a list of climate related expressions. These expressions focussed on ecological extinction, bushfire, water and heat.

Jon Campbell re-worked and edited these sayings into 15 paintings. Jon sent these designs to Aaron Beehre at Ilam Press in Christchurch, NZ who then worked his magic with the Risograph printer to produce this limited-edition artist book of stunning prints.

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OEI
OEI

OEI

SWEDEN

OEI is a Stockholm based magazine for extra-disciplinary spaces and de-disciplinizing moments – experimental forms of thinking, montages between art, poetry, theory, and documents; critical investigations and mappings, editorial enunciations, non-affirmative writing, new ecologies, and counter historiographies.

OEI, started in 1999, has published 91 issues. The accompanying publishing structure OEI editör has released some hundred titles of investigative poetry, aesthetic documents, bookworks, theoretical and poetological essays. As part of its publishing practice OEI has also organized numerous events: from readings, presentations, lectures and talks to seminars, film screenings and exhibitions.

OEI is run by Jonas (J) Magnusson & Cecilia Grönber.

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CHROMA
Chroma.nz | Art by T-WEI

CHROMA

NEW ZEALAND

Established in 2013, Chromacon is a biennial indie arts festival based in Auckland, New Zealand that celebrates the coming together of creativity, artistic excellence and community.

We are committed to our kaupapa (core ethos) of breaking down barriers to access the arts and supporting creatives to produce original work.

Over the years, we've collaborated with talented New Zealand and international artists to self-publish and produce art books, zines, prints, apparel and more.

In 2019, we officially launched CHROMA as an independent arts label fostering more collaborations to bring the world fresh new work from independent creators.

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THE ANTIPODEAN PHOTOBOOK
The Antipodean Photobook

THE ANTIPODEAN PHOTOBOOK

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

The BEST ANTIPODEAN PHOTOBOOKS list each year provides a commentary on photobook publishing in Australia & New Zealand. Through it we connect the books made by local photographers, designers and publishers with a worldwide audience. In 2020 we are listing a selection of the BEST Photobooks as well as a selection of BEST STUDENT Photobooks.

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THAMES & HUDSON
Selection of titles published by Thames & Hudson Australia

THAMES & HUDSON

AUSTRALIA

As Australia’s leading publisher and distributor of illustrated visual arts books, Thames & Hudson offer the most extensive, curated and design-led titles in market.

Explore works from iconic local artists, including Ken Done, Emily Kame Kngwarreye and Melbourne-based Rone, to global legends such as David Hockney and Kusama.

Access the best international arts books from esteemed publishers around the world, including Abrams, MOMA, TATE and TASHEN. Learn more about art history, delve into new ways of making your own art and discover art books for children.

Whatever your art-interest, Thames & Hudson Australia have the right book for you.

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A PUBLISHED EVENT
Lost Rocks (2017–21). Seam I–IV. A Published Event. Webpress paperbacks, stichtite serpentine, huon pine. 2018.

A PUBLISHED EVENT

AUSTRALIA

Artists and writers, Justy Phillips and Margaret Woodward, (working collaboratively as artist duo, A Published Event) make long-term relational artworks through shared acts of public telling. Exploring chance encounter, constructed situations and the shared authorship of lived experience, A.P.E. work with artists and writers, materials and ideas, writing, book-works, installation and performance.

A.P.E. regularly undertake local and international fieldwork and residencies, participate in exhibitions, international arts festivals and artist’s book fairs. In 2019, Phillips and Woodward were awarded the Ruth Stephan Fellowship at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University and were Visiting Artists at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, CT. In 2017, they were selected as collaborating artists in the Banff International Curatorial Institute’s Residency Geologic Time curated by Max Andrews and Mariana Capena Luna (Latitudes), with faculty, Sean Lynch (Ireland). Two of A Published Event’s 2017 publications, Crocoite by Margaret Woodward and Fall of the Derwent by Phillips and Woodward were long-listed as finalists in the Premier’s Literary Awards 2017, Tasmania, Australia.

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INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART
IMA Gallery Shop, 2020

INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART

BRISBANE

Since 1975 the Institute of Modern Art has been the hub of Brisbane’s contemporary art scene, presenting an annual program of exhibitions, public programs, publications, and offsite programs by Queensland, Australian, and international artists.

The IMA has a longstanding commitment to research and a rich history of publishing critical readers, exhibition catalogues, and artist monographs. We publish up to five volumes a year, most of them in tandem with our exhibition program.

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BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING

SYDNEY

Bloomsbury is a leading publisher in the field of Visual Arts, offering an exciting and comprehensive range of practical guides, textbooks, reference works and volumes of original research for scholars, students and practitioners across Architecture, Fashion, Design and more.

Bloomsbury is pleased to offer a 20% discount online across our Visual Arts titles to celebrate Melbourne Art Book Fair 2021!
Simply use the code MABF21 at checkout on www.bloomsbury.com and the discount will be applied*

*T&Cs apply – only applicable to Architecture, Art & Visual Culture, Design, Fashion, Interior Design & Interior Architecture, Photography and Textiles titles under our Academic & Professional division. Discount offer available from Friday 26th March 2021 12.00am AEDT until Friday 2nd April 2021 11.59pm AEDT

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MIASMA
Miasma

MIASMA

SYDNEY

Miasma is a press of prints and editions based out of Sydney, Australia.

Miasma’s most recent offering “Railroad Sabotage” is a 42-page zine, formulated as a take-home, printed group exhibition. It features the multi- disciplinary work of 18 Sydney Artists: Mia Middleton, Clare Wigney, Joanna Frank, Lynette Ackerman, Felix Feneley, Pops Bagnall, Julian Allen, Rory Swimming, Kyra Henley, Amelia Skelton, Luca Blasonato, Oscar Sulich, Orson Heidrich, James Ballaam, Anna May Henry, Nick Swann, Felix Lacoste and Marlon Roche. Copies of the zine are available through our online store as well as The New International Bookstore in Melbourne.

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DYLAN SMYTH
Dylan Smyth

DYLAN SMYTH

NEWCASTLE

Dylan Smyth is a Newcastle-based visual artist primarily working in photomedia with a strong interest in the built environment. He exhibits both regionally and nationally as a part of his contemporary practise and is a regular book publisher.

Dylan Smyth is a person, originally created in 1984. He has since developed into what is commonly known as an 'adult' and also, an artist.

Dylan's art focuses on built things, he is fascinated by the things we put together with great difficulty and call our homes. He reckons these built things tell us a lot about society and the individuals that drink their cups of tea and wash their unmentionables within them.

Keep a sharp eye out and you might find Dylan creeping around your neighbourhood taking an awkward photo of your driveway, or your neighbours gnome collection.

Dylan Smyth's publications centre around his photographic work and exploration.

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EXTRA
EXTRA – an extra networked zine collaboration | Australia 2021 to Now

EXTRA

BRISBANE & LISMORE

EXTRA is an Australian networked zine and zine making collaboration. Building out from past, present and future ‘living’ archival initiatives, fanzines and participatory practices this new project celebrates contemporary networks of independent DIY. From the artist-run to Queer, from LGBTQIA+ , BIPOC to the grassroots and phantasmagorical this collaboration aims to be fun, open-ended and ongoing…

EXTRA | Series One Issue 1
(Re) Presenting 2021 | AXIS Art Projects BNE-NYC [Art eXtremists International Syndicate 1986 to Now]
EXTRA ZINE Issue 1 will launch as part of the MABF2021 as a FREE Downloadable Zine accessible at https://remix.org.au/extra-zine-launch-mabf-2021

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HYPHAE
Hyphae is a journal on the peer-to-peer web, seeded from asolar-powered server in Kinjarling (Albany, Western Australia).

HYPHAE

ALBANY

Hyphae is a journal on the peer-to-peer web, seeded from asolar-powered server in Kinjarling (Albany, Western Australia).

The first edition presents the work of writers, artists, activists and technologists from Taiwan and Australia, seeking speculative approaches to witnessing and addressing ecological devastation.

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MIND HEAD
Electrify your brain.

MIND HEAD

REGIONAL VICTORIA

Mind Head is a ground-level publishing outlet. Our intention has always been to document and time capsule the seldom accessed – from core graffiti to off the beaten track travel stories. Data anxiety – fear of hard drive failure – gave impetus to our inaugural publication, Crunch Time. A six-part graffiti magazine series 2012-2016 which catalogues some of the most important players in Melbourne’s purist art movement. We followed it up with Lost On Earth, 2016-present – a road yarns and memoirs compilation. Within the first six issues you’ll find tales of jail, freight train hopping, boats sinking, enlightenment and more.

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BLARNEY BOOKS & ART
Blarney Books & Art, located in beautiful Port Fairy.

BLARNEY BOOKS & ART

REGIONAL VICTORIA

Blarney Books & Art (est. 2004) is Australia’s only bookshop with a dedicated book-related art gallery! We are the founders and the true home of the annual art competition - the Biblio Art Prize - where all works are inspired by books. This competition / exhibition has run for 12 years and attracted works from across Australia every year – 2020 was the first year it went online as well

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URO PUBLICATIONS
Bookshop by Uro. Photo: Tom Ross.

URO PUBLICATIONS

MELBOURNE

Established in 2009, Uro began life as a specialist publisher of architecture and design books. Based in Collingwood, Melbourne, we operate as both vendors and publishers of architecture and design books, with a particular focus on Australian titles.

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CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY
CCP logo

CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY

MELBOURNE

Exhibitions are restricted by time, but the exhibition catalogue lives on; both as a piece of design and “time capsule” representing the social, political, personal and cultural concerns formed within an art exhibition. The exhibition catalogue reflects the concerns of yesterday and today, which inevitably reframe tomorrow.

CCP presents a community of creatives — designer, artist, writer, editor, curator — involved in producing a selection of catalogues from its 35-year history, alongside our upcoming catalogue for photographer Ruth Maddison, to talk to the production process and concerns of these “multiple todays” and how they are vital for thinking about tomorrow.

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PERIMETER EDITIONS
Perimeter Editions is the award-winning publishing imprint of Melbourne-based bookstore Perimeter Books and distribution house Perimeter Distribution.

PERIMETER EDITIONS

MELBOURNE

Perimeter Editions is the award-winning publishing imprint of Melbourne-based bookstore Perimeter Books and distribution house Perimeter Distribution.

Founded in 2011, Perimeter Books stocks a selective range of independently published books, editions and zines spanning photography, art, theory, text and the more lateral ends of design and architecture. The store also curates an active program of exhibitions, talks, launches, workshops and consultations. In 2012, Perimeter launched its in-house publishing imprint Perimeter Editions, which has since published more than 50 titles, winning several awards and exhibiting at key art book fairs globally. Perimeter Editions also publishes two biennial book prizes – the Perimeter Small Book Prize and the PHOTO x Perimeter International Photobook Prize.

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MELBOURNE ART LIBRARY
Courtesy of Melbourne Art Library.

MELBOURNE ART LIBRARY

MELBOURNE

Melbourne Art Library (MAL) is an open-access library seeking to connect emerging practitioners, art-enthusiasts, and established arts professionals with hard to access resources. As an alternative library, MAL encourages collaboration and tangential research in Naarm/Melbourne.

More than just building a collection, libraries build communities; now and across time. MAL provides the public with a meeting place to immerse, explore and share in vibrant and innovative practice, ideas and knowledge.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which we live, dream, and create.

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EMILE ZILE

EMILE ZILE

MELBOURNE

Melbourne artist Emile Zile hosts a podcast series and live event for Melbourne Art Book Fair / Melbourne Design Week.

Looking at the state of alternate publishing and new forms of distribution, PRINT SCREEN will host discussions on the widespread disruption of traditional media channels and the accelerating digitisation of shared cultural consumption. Via podcast and live forum PRINT SCREEN will open up a vital discussion on the new waves of publishing and promotion that are located in simultaneously public and private realms.

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MONASH GALLERY OF ART
MGA logo

MONASH GALLERY OF ART

MELBOURNE

Monash Gallery of Art is the Australian home of photography.

We champion Australian photography, and inspire audiences to embrace, explore and value photography. As Australia’s leading public art gallery devoted to the collection and exhibition of photography, we engage local, national and international audiences in arts and cultural experiences.

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ATOMIC ACTIVITY BOOKS
A.I. generated book from a nonhuman reading of Yukio Mishima's Death in Midsummer and other stories (1971). Published by Atomic Activity Books, Melbourne, 2020.

ATOMIC ACTIVITY BOOKS

MELBOURNE

Atomic Activity Books is an experimental publishing concern founded in 2008 by Karen ann Donnachie and Andy Simionato, the artist-duo sometimes known as Donnachie, Simionato and Sons. In 2020, their ‘Library of Nonhuman Books,’ a series of A.I. generated publications, received the Tokyo Type Directors Club Award, the Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing, and the Robert Coover Award for Electronic Literature. Atomic Activity Books publish experimental deviations and non-standard behaviours.

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HUGE MUMMA PRESS
Artek standing outside the Huge Mumma Press with a sign reading "studio".

HUGE MUMMA PRESS

MELBOURNE

The Huge Mumma Press a.k.a. Huge Mumma Spice Merchant is a printmaking studio producing a range of playful print-based items including works on paper, t-shirts and tote bags.

You may have seen Huge Mumma at the Heide Market, Rose St Artists' Market, Montsalvat and other locations around Melbourne.

The studio is run by Artek Halpern-Laurence and features collaborations with other local artists and designers.

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ALICE OEHR
Recipes with Friends, 2020.

ALICE OEHR

MELBOURNE

Designer Alice Oehr took the year of the pandemic to indulge her fetish for printed matter after a career (and social life) spent dealing largely in pixels.

A long-time love project, Recipes with Friends, was brought to life as a thick, spiral-bound shrine to the art of the family recipe. More than 200 of them unite with Alice’s playful illustrations to liberate home chefs from the rigmarole of Insta-worthy dinners and guide them towards someone else’s grandma’s fish pie.

Produced entirely in lockdown and published as the first offering of Carte Blanche Editions, the book encapsulates the commercial artist's dream to run wild with nothing but an idea and a whole lot of je ne sais quoi.

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ASSEMBLE PAPERS
Assemble Papers logo

ASSEMBLE PAPERS

MELBOURNE

Assemble Papers is a biannual free online and printed magazine putting people front and centre in conversations around design, housing, social infrastructure and social impact.

We cover design, architecture, alternative housing models, urbanism, environmental sustainability and financial affairs. Assemble Papers is published by Assemble, a housing development and community management business on a mission to make thoughtfully designed, sustainable homes more accessible to more people.

Find a copy in cafes across the neighbourhoods of Melbourne or order a copy and pay only postage costs. Assemble Papers is a biannual free online and printed magazine putting people front and centre in conversations around design, housing, social infrastructure and social impact.

We cover design, architecture, alternative housing models, urbanism, environmental sustainability and financial affairs. Assemble Papers is published by Assemble, a housing development and community management business on a mission to make thoughtfully designed, sustainable homes more accessible to more people.

Find a copy in cafes across the neighbourhoods of Melbourne or order a copy and pay only postage costs. If you would like to distribute Assemble Papers, please contact [email protected]

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STICKY INSTITUTE
Photograph of the interior of Sticky Institute.

STICKY INSTITUTE

MELBOURNE

Sticky Institute are ardent defenders of zine culture! Sticky is a co-working and retail space dedicated entirely to zines, located in the heart of Melbourne, Victoria, underneath Flinders Street Station. Sticky first opened its doors in 2001 and is proud to still be a non-profit, volunteer-run space, run by the local zine community for the zine community!

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THE GOOD COPY
Photo by Anne Moffat

THE GOOD COPY

MELBOURNE

The Good Copy is a writing school and an online shop for word nerds. Apart from running classes and workshops, we sell books about writing and editing: lots of great tips for people who love getting words onto paper and, equally, for people who loathe it. Apart from books, we sell a range of (in some cases misguided) writing merch, including comedy grammar posters, American cedar pencils that tell you to 'stay nervous', tomato timers to help you get 25 minutes of work done, and the ambitious, Australian-bush-scented 10,000-word candle. Enjoy!

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GOOD SPORT MAGAZINE
Good Sport Issue 04

GOOD SPORT MAGAZINE

MELBOURNE

Good Sport was created to redefine the way of making a sportsmagazine. The interests and influences that inspire our magazine situnder a vast, inclusive, cross-generational umbrella.

Our ideas come as much from the influence and care of printed matterand design as they do in the worlds that surround around ourinfatuation with the power of sport and the possibilities it brings.

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WILKINSON PUBLISHING
Indigenous Artists: A Selection of the Best – The Torch Collection

WILKINSON PUBLISHING

MELBOURNE

Wilkinson Publishing is an independent Australian Publisher with over 40 years of experience. We are passionate about sharing stories that entertain and inspire, and ideas and information that help bring about change and create opportunities to learn and belong.

Our partnership with The Torch to publish Indigenous Artists has allowed us to showcase extraordinary artworks by Indigenous men and women who have come in contact with the criminal justice system in Victoria.

This collection of over 100 pieces of art, including painting and sculpture, confirms the transformative effects and healing power of art and culture for Indigenous offenders and ex-offenders.

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DOSSIER INDUSTRIES
Dossier Industries

DOSSIER INDUSTRIES

MELBOURNE

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

Dossier Industries is a platform for us to experiment with visual language and celebrate the printed page; we place emphasis on the book as a communicative object through form as well as content. Our approach involves forming a close dialogue with clients in order to realise projects that are considered, thoughtful, and aesthetically exploratory.

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INFLECTION JOURNAL
Inflection is the annual student-run journal from the Melbourne School of Design. Internationally distributed, Inflection explores themes relevant to contemporary architectural discourse through the contributions of students, scholars and practitioners. It is a home for provocative writing, a place to share ideas and advocates the importance of the printed word.

INFLECTION JOURNAL

MELBOURNE

Inflection is a student-run design journal based at the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne. Born from a desire to stimulate debate and generate ideas, it advocates the discursive voice of students, academics and practitioners. This volume includes contributions from authors Peggy Deamer, Wang Shu and Ma Yansong. Founded in 2013, Inflection is a home for provocative writing—a place to share ideas and engage with contemporary discourse.

Inflection Vol. 07 offers provocations to the discipline of architecture, which explore how borders, both tangible and intangible, are manifested in physical space. Through the diverse and valuable perspectives of authors from around the globe, Inflection Vol. 07 carefully addresses a multitude of issues. In a profession built on the promise of permanence, how can architecture accommodate the transient and those displaced by conflict and crisis? How might designers respond to existing and impending states of emergency? How can we assert local values within a system that routinely preferences global ambitions and universal aesthetics? Inflection Vol. 07 welcomes you to investigate the expansive power of boundaries, and its forms of control and exchange within its pages, and beyond.

Inflection is available as a paperback and as a digital flipbook — accessible via a special link and code which you will receive after purchase.

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LINDSAY
Lindsay Issue No. 5

LINDSAY

MELBOURNE

Lindsay is an award-winning magazine that celebrates different cultures and places around the world.

It is stocked internationally in stores such as The Tate Modern (London), The Whitney Museum (New York), Gucci Garden (Florence), Yvon Lambert (Paris) and Daikanyama T-Site (Japan) and has published interviews with Oscar-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, Australian fashion icon Jenny Kee, Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino and New York-based artist Toyin Ojih Odutola. It is an independent title founded in Melbourne, Australia, by editor and creative director Beth Wilkinson and published through her creative practice Oak Park Studio

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ROHAN HUTCHINSON
Post Hiroshige Artist book A

ROHAN HUTCHINSON

MELBOURNE

Hutchinson is a photographer and designer whose work questions the transformation of space and our relationship with the environment. He has participated in Artist in residency programs at Lethbridge University, Canada, the Centre for Art and Architecture, Kanazawa, Japan, with additional research trips to China, Thailand, Alaska and the Arctic.

In addition to an exhibiting career, he has designed and released several artist books, working with imprints the Velvet Cell and Perimeter Editions. His publications have been exhibited globally, Art Book fairs include Paris Photo, Off-print Paris/London, Unseen Amsterdam, New York, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, UAE, and Melbourne

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GRACIA & LOUISE
Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison A Hemline of Sky Through Smoke A Hemline of Forest Through Smoke and A Hemline of Water Through Smoke 2020 Unopened artists’ books, twelve double-sided Indigo Digital CMYK pages with perforated fore-edge and 8 double-sided Indigo Digital CMYK and black pages on 118gsm Mohawk Superfine Smooth Ultra White, with Indigo Digital CMYK covers on 148gsm Mohawk Superfine Smooth Ultra White. Including a waistband on 118gsm Mohawk Superfine Smooth Ultra White, and paper knife on 1400gsm boxboard. Printed by Bambra Bound by the artists (Each an) edition of 100, with 10 artists’ proofs (Photo: Tim Gresham)

GRACIA & LOUISE

MELBOURNE

Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison have been collaborating for over twenty years making artists’ books, zines, collages, prints, and drawings.

Besotted still, it appears, with paper for its adaptable, foldable, cut-able, concealable, revealing nature, using an armoury of play, the poetic and familiar too, with the intention of luring you into their A(rtists’ books) to Z(ines).

Their work can be found in the collections of: Art Gallery of Ballarat; Artspace Mackay; Melbourne Museum; Melbourne University Library; Monash University Library; Moreland Art Collection; Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery; National Gallery of Australia; National Gallery of Victoria; National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; State Library Victoria; State Library of Queensland; Tate (UK); and the University of the West of England (UK); Their work has been commissioned by: The Australian Ballet; Fjord Review; Genevieve Lacey; The Big Issue; Melbourne Chamber Orchestra; Maroondah City Council; State Library Victoria; and The World of Interiors.

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PERSPEKTIF MAGAZINE
Perspektif Magazine Volume 12: Heritage

PERSPEKTIF MAGAZINE

MELBOURNE

Perspektif Magazine is a biannual print and online publication based in Melbourne.

We are dedicated in showcasing young talents and ideas about current issues. Each volume contains a variety of written and visual pieces, including photography, non-fiction, short fiction, poetry, and other art forms, all centralised on a theme.

Supported by kind donations and passionate individuals, our magazine is entirely free and run by a team of student volunteers. We hope that Perspektif will inspire and familiarise you with new ideas, and perhaps help you challenge yours in the process.

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FLANEUR PUNK
FP Zines

FLANEUR PUNK

MELBOURNE

Flaneur Punk is a small DIY imprint based in Melbourne. Experimenting with printed works in art and literature, over 15 works have been made available since 2018. The project and adventures in print have to date brought design principles to playful and accessible zines that speak to everyday life and technological mediation. A bargain bin avant-garde project that aims to be a laboratory for new desires.

Flaneur Punk acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Kulin Nation.

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TOOT ZINES
TooT Zines

TOOT ZINES

MELBOURNE

TooT zines was established in 2011 as an independant + accessible shop specialising in original and irreverent zines by contemporary artists + zine-makers to support their practice. It has showcased at TooT Artspace in St Kilda and now pop-ups in Regional Victoria (Ballarat). TooT Zines continue to fly the flag for zines + the obsessive use of photocopiers world-wide.

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CREEPY CHEESE / STEPHANIE OCHONA
The second issue of bi art anthology Love is love is love featuring cover art by Isma Gul Hasan.

CREEPY CHEESE / STEPHANIE OCHONA

MELBOURNE

Stephanie Ochona is a Filipino illustrator and writer based in Naarm, Australia. She started her art practice under the alias Creepy Cheese and first exhibited her art work at Juggler’s Art Space group show ‘Mint Condition’ in Brisbane in 2017.

Since then she has created comics and zines and participated in a variety of markets, zine fairs and artist alleys such as Supanova, Festival of the Photocopier, Gay Stuff Markets, Small Press Zine Fair and more.

Love is love is love is an anthology celebrating bisexual creatives. The latest issue includes 18 bi artists from Australia, US, Canada, UK, Spain, Pakistan, and India. It features illustrations, comics, paintings, photography, collages, body exploration and more.

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5 PRESS
5 Press, 2019

5 PRESS

MELBOURNE

5 Press represents five Melbourne-based artists: August Carpenter, Cheralyn Lim, Sarah McConnell, Jaime Powell and Sophie Westerman.

The artists investigate the artist book form through traditional printmaking and book binding techniques, producing both independent and collaborative works.

5 Press have participated in a number of major art book fairs internationally and in Australia, including the Melbourne Art Book Fair at the National Gallery of Victoria (2016-2020), Paper Contemporary at the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair (2018 and 2019), Volume Art Book Fair at Artspace in Sydney (2015 and 2017) and the Singapore Art Book Fair 2019.

5 Press are represented in a number of private and public Australian collections including the National Library of Australia (Canberra), the State Library of Victoria, and the University of Melbourne Lenton Parr Music, Visual and Performing Arts Library (Melbourne).

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BOOKS IN THIS ECONOMY?
BITES, Melbourne

BOOKS IN THIS ECONOMY?

MELBOURNE

We seek to explore art, poetry and ideas through the medium of a small scale press. Our intention is to provide a platform for creative endeavours which sit outside the dominant economic paradigm of our times. Much love, BITES.

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TERRAIN PROJECTS

TERRAIN PROJECTS

MELBOURNE

The TERRAIN Bookshelf emerged as a concept from the National Gallery of Victoria’s Art Book Fair in 2020, to illuminate the transformative power of art and design publishing for engaging critical dialogues across fields of ecology, technology and culture.

Through the power of art and thoughtful design, we can produce cultural frameworks that improve the way humans embrace their urban precinct as a habitat encompassing a positive and mutualistic relationship with the non-human world.

Recognising too, how technology has encroached upon our understanding of ‘life’ helps us come to terms not only with the technologies we have produced, but what it means to be human.

In a broader sense, this approach seeks to address wider ecological solutions continuously undermined by human (Homo Sapien) and more-than-human (human, atom, plant, machine, animal) separation - particularly during a time where printed words and images are seen as invaluable offline assets, outside of the virtual abyss that ensued with pandemic normativity.

The Bookshelf consists of a selection of publications, that individually utilise a unique language of design to communicate their stories across our key fields of interest. All of these stories held on the Bookshelf, when placed in association with one another, collectively share the vision of TERRAIN and the transformative effect non-fiction art forms can play in understanding our human-nature relatedness, as humans living in a more-than-human world.

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AUSTRALIAN GALLERIES
Tam Purves by John Brack

AUSTRALIAN GALLERIES

AUSTRALIA

Established in 1956, Australian Galleries has continued to represent significant contemporary Australian artists and their work for 60 years with a vibrant monthly exhibition program and extensive stock gallery.

Australian Galleries: The Purves Family Business. The First Four Decades 1956-1999 is a celebration of the significant contribution Australian Galleries has had on the Australian commercial gallery scene since it’s inception in 1956. Lead with formidable energy and determination by its founders, Tam and Anne Purves, and continued to the present day by their son, Stuart Purves, Australian Galleries pioneered the professionally operated commercial gallery, providing a platform to promote the reputation of an important group of Australian artists in the emerging post war art market.

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NEAT PROJECTS
Good Clean Living - Mail order zine and hand sanitiser

NEAT PROJECTS

MELBOURNE

NEAT is a project publisher based in Melbourne’s West. As a collaboration between photographer Nicole Reed, and art director Jes Hoskin, they use photography & design together to explore subjects through research, documentation and storytelling. Mainly producing small run publications, zines and artbooks, NEAT works to present information and ideas in experimental ways.

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NO MORE POETRY
no more poetry, nmp._03 Chunxiao Qu

NO MORE POETRY

MELBOURNE

no more poetry was founded in mid-late 2020 as a platform dedicated to publishing the work of unpublished creatives regardless of age or career point, it strives diligently to find space to place unconventional practitioners within printed matter. no more poetry publishes one major publication bimonthly (every two months), as well as a spattering of other published material throughout the year, including two magazines.

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BALDESSIN STUDIO
Artist Katie Breckon working on monotypes at Baldessin Studio

BALDESSIN STUDIO

MELBOURNE

Set within the idyllic surrounds of the St Andrews bushland, 60 minutes north-east of Melbourne, the Baldessin Studio operates from the bluestone studio conceived and built by George and Tess Baldessin in the 1970s. The light-filled studio, consisting of three open spaces, is fully equipped for all forms of intaglio and relief printing—with a large, motorised etching press, two manual geared intaglio presses, and the newly restored 1864 Albion press—as well as additional photogravure facilities. Baldessin Studio is overseen by a Board who also act as the coordination team, and who all work on a voluntary basis, using the studio for their own personal art practice, while helping to facilitate and run the organisation.

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IMAGE COLLECTIVE
Image Collection publication 1 2020, image by Lauren Dun

IMAGE COLLECTIVE

MELBOURNE

The Image Collective are Annika Koops, Grace Wood, Olga Bennett, Josephine Mead, Lauren Dunn, Sanja Pahoki and Olivia Poloni.

The collective set out to create new dialogue and discourse with a selection of progressive and diverse contemporary arts, curatorial and academic practices where the central motif of their process of thinking and making is relevant to the politics of the image in its various forms. Our primary interest is to question our contemporary relationship to the image and together develop up to date discourse to share with others to act as an archive as well as stimulate our collective practises.

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SUZANNE PHOENIX
Suzanne Phoenix

SUZANNE PHOENIX

MELBOURNE

Suzanne Phoenix is a Melbourne photographer, artist, zine and bookmaker. Photos punctuate her life through portraits, performance, music, the street, and daily life. Suzanne has a focus on documenting subcultures including LGBTIQA+ communities to document positive, powerful and everyday images of people, particularly queer cis and trans women and gender fluid people and help challenge gender norms.

During lockdown 2020 in Melbourne created a series of new photobooks including ‘Isolation Portraits’ of the Upper Yarra Valley community members, ‘UNPRECEDENTED’ and ‘Artists in Residence’ a collaborative art series with 52 Victorian Artists where Suzanne created virtual portraits and each artist responded to shape spectacular artworks.

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AUSTRALIAN BOOK DESIGN ASSOCIATION
The 65th Australian Book Design Awards, 2017

AUSTRALIAN BOOK DESIGN ASSOCIATION

MELBOURNE

How do book designers work with other collaborators? How are creative relationships fostered and mentored? Join award winning book designer Michelle Mackintosh as she leads the panel discussion with two long-term collaborators, Mary Small, founding publisher of Plum, Pan Macmillan, and Julia Ostro, cook and author. Hear them discuss their careers, the importance of community and how they create creatively fulfilling work together.

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M.33
David Rosetzky, ‘Kazim with Lilies’, 2017, from ‘David Rosetzky: Double Exposures’ (M.33, 2021)

M.33

MELBOURNE

Based in Naarm/Melbourne, M.33 specializes in contemporary photography. We work collaboratively with artists and designers to produce books with a focus on excellent design in the service of thoughtful and thought-provoking content.

New titles available for MABF 2021 include ‘Double Exposures’ by David Rosetzky and ‘Small Business’ by David Wadelton.

Cherine Fahd’s ‘Apokryphos’, winner of the Australia New Zealand Photobook of the Year Award, 2019, is still available from the M.33 website along with books by Jane Burton, Cherine Fahd, Janina Green, Nathan Miller, Peter Milne, Drew Pettifer, Julie Shiels, Darren Sylvester, Simon Terrill and Konrad Winkler.

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CARLOS PATINO
Line of Work, a collection of punks in their everyday jobs

CARLOS PATINO

MELBOURNE

Carlos Patino is a Melbourne based artist with an interest in traditional tattoo plus 80’s and 90’s cult cartoons.

His publications and work are a combination of growing up with nickelodeon and MTV in the 80s and 90s and traditional tattoo art.

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READINGS

READINGS

MELBOURNE

Readings is an independent retailer of books, music and film, with seven shops operating in Melbourne.

We run a lively website, where you can get the latest news on our blog, listen to our podcast, follow us on social media. Our shops have long been at the centre of the local literary scene, both as meeting places and via our exciting calendar of events.

As a cornerstone of the Australian literary landscape, Readings takes seriously its role in growing and sustaining local industries.

10% of our annual profits go towards The Readings Foundation.

Readings also runs three annual literary prizes. The Readings Children’s Book Prize, The Readings Young Adult Book Prize and The Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction. All three literary prizes support emerging Australian authors.

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ASHLEY RONNING
Ashley working in her studio. Photo by Tatanja Ross.

ASHLEY RONNING

MELBOURNE

Ashley Ronning is a Naarm-based illustrator, artist and risograph printer, specialising in illustrative and brightly coloured artist books and zines. Ashley prefers being hands-on in every aspect of her book making process – from artwork creation and editing to risograph printing and finishing. This allows complete creative control and room for experimentation and play.

Her art books and zines cover a range of subjects including space travel, mental health, how-to guides and sleep deprived visual diaries.

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OK BOOKS
Ok Books

OK BOOKS

MELBOURNE

Ok Books is a mini-publishing house started in 2017 by artist & designer, Lucy Dellar. Originally used as a platform to self-publish her projects, Ok Books now collaborates with artists from various backgrounds. In addition to publishing books, we also showcase interdisciplinary creations that support select titles. Stay Curious!

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INDEX JOURNAL
Melbourne’s independent art history and criticism publications

INDEX JOURNAL

MELBOURNE

Index Journal is one of Melbourne’s independent art history and criticism publications, along with Memo Review and Discipline.

Index Journal is a peer-reviewed art history publication that presents original scholarship by art historians from all specialisations, treating the art of the past with the same urgency as it does the art of the present.

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MEMO REVIEW
Melbourne’s independent art history and criticism publications

MEMO REVIEW

MELBOURNE

Memo Review is one of Melbourne’s independent art history and criticism publications, along with Index Journal and Discipline.

Memo Review publishes Melbourne’s only weekly art criticism, offering new critical perspectives from a next generation of Australian art scholars, writers, and artists.

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DISCIPLINE
Melbourne’s independent art history and criticism publications

DISCIPLINE

MELBOURNE

Discipline is one of Melbourne’s independent art history and criticism publications, along with Index Journal and Memo Review.

Discipline is a publisher and contemporary art journal that presents research about contemporary Australian art, and histories and theories of contemporary art as a global phenomenon.

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HEAD TILT PRESS
Chongnyon Hotel, Exterior – Built for the 1989 Youth Games, columns of darts contribute to this hotel’s brutalist exterior

HEAD TILT PRESS

MELBOURNE

Head Tilt Press is a publisher of photography documenting the architecture and urban areas of isolated countries undisturbed by market forces.

In the inaugural release, Hotels of Pyongyang, Head Tilt Press founder James Scullin collaborated with award-winning photographer Nicole Reed to document the exteriors, lobbies, bars, restaurants and people of the Soviet-relic hotels of North Korea's capital city.

Despite the reputation of authoritarian countries for uniformity, Head Tilt Press looks to reveal the hidden sparks of creativity in the public spaces of lesser travelled cities, where architecture, design, furniture, dress and colour schemes reveal personal creative preferences in locations usually dominated by official state decree.

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SILENT ARMY STOREROOM / MICHAEL FIKARIS

SILENT ARMY STOREROOM / MICHAEL FIKARIS

MELBOURNE

The imprint Silent Army has published over 300 people, often presenting work from artists and non-artists alike, aiming to engage the reader in the possibilities of artistic practice.

There are a multitude of unknown artists that exist within our society. Artists help us to see the world in new or innovative ways. Silent Army projects seek to promote this in every person.

Silent Army Storeroom is a name used by Melbourne artist Michael Fikaris since 2011 for publishing, displaying and distributing printed works from his studio and wherever else possible.

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THENDOFWORDS / SKY CROMPTON
Film stills L to R: Citizen Jia Li; PHASE; A Walk in the Park; Citizen Jia Li; Dana.

THENDOFWORDS / SKY CROMPTON

REGIONAL VICTORIA

Journeys towards clarity of vision can be completed in a moment or take a lifetime. Sometimes that journey is in company, other times it is taken alone. In the practice of screenwriting and film-making it can be difficult to navigate the dual forces of commercial interests and creative endeavor.

thendofwords is the online portal that provides access to Sky Crompton’s publications, literature, audio and screen works.

With over two decades of experience as screenwriter, director, producer and educator Sky has built up a clarity of understanding that he imparts via his writing, advising and educational services. Skys’ award winning Asian-Australian feature film Citizen Jia Li was picked up internationally by Hulu and others in 2014.

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LING ANG
Untitled #3, Souvenirs of Sleep, Ling Ang

LING ANG

MELBOURNE

Filmmaker, Ling Ang, has been documenting her dreams through written records across the span of three years.

Souvenirs of Sleep is an ongoing project exploring the world of lucid dreaming. This is Ling Ang’s first book that combines her photographs from the conscious realm with text documenting the unconscious realm.

She combines these journals with her photographs captured from the conscious world, to bring to life these personal subconscious narratives. Familiar landmarks turn into the locations of a sci-fi fantasy.

Recurring themes revolving around her childhood, relationships, hedonism, trauma and the afterlife.

The book invites the reader into a private world of universal vulnerabilities and challenges them to explore their own inhibitions.

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BOOKS AT MANIC
Books at Manic, an independent distributor of art, architecture and design books

BOOKS AT MANIC

MELBOURNE

For almost 40 years, Books at Manic has brought the world’s finest art, architecture and design books to independent bookstores, galleries and retailers around Australia. We represent both specialist and more broadly appealing publishers from all around the globe, seeking to make available books that fall outside of the scope of the mainstream publishing industry in Australia. We also take pride in distributing a range of local publishers, small imprints and artist’s books.

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CALIPER JOURNAL
Caliper Journal Shift/Time, double issue. Available now for purchase. Photograph by Jeffrey Xu.

CALIPER JOURNAL

MELBOURNE

Caliper is an independent youth-led architecture journal based in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia.

First published in 2017, it was born out of a desire to have a messier and more meaningful discussion about architecture. There have been 8 issues published to date: AGENCY, IDENTITY, POWER, SAMPLE, COLLAPSE, LOVE, SHIFT, AND TIME.

The most recent issue, SHIFT/TIME is a double issue featuring over fifty contributors, and interviews with Peggy Deamer, Beau de Belle, and Dr. Jon Goodbun - as well as exceptional work from RMIT University, Harvard GSD, The University of Melbourne, The Bartlett School of Architecture, Monash University, and the Royal College of Art.

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KIDS' OWN PUBLISHING
Recent titles by Kids’ Own Publishing

KIDS' OWN PUBLISHING

MELBOURNE

Books as unique as the communities and children who made them are available for sale through our website. Full colour engaging picture story books made by children for children are perfect for the young reader in your life. Stories told by Karen and Afghan families in Bendigo; kitchen chat and recipes from Broadmeadows and Doveton; laughs and sorrows in memories retold by South Sudanese adults and children living in the LaTrobe Valley. It’s easy to order online and book sales support future projects.

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YING ANG
Excerpts of imagery from “The Quickening”

YING ANG

MELBOURNE

Book maker and artist, Ying Ang, launches her latest work, “The Quickening”. An award-winning art book, designed by celebrated Dutch designer, Teun van der Heijden, “The Quickening” addresses issues around the postpartum period in a deeply personal and experiential way.

The publication explores the experience of a woman in her early motherhood and postpartum depression/anxiety. The work interrogates the under-represented transition of biological, psychological and social identity during a complex and yet ubiquitous phase of life, detailing the claustrophobia, myopia, paradoxical loneliness and luminance of this transformative time.

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INCENDIUM RADICAL LIBRARY & PRESS
Incendium Radical Library and Press at IRL Infoshop in West Footscray.

INCENDIUM RADICAL LIBRARY & PRESS

MELBOURNE

Incendium Radical Library & Press is a community library and publisher. Incendium was founded in 2016, bringing together books from past community libraries, including Barricade Books, H.O.P. Community Centre, and the Incendium Radical mobile library for asylum seekers. The collection has been built up over the years based on our own interests. The library has a focus on left critical theory and marginalised voices with an aim to promote social change and collective learning. The library runs writers' residencies, poetry events, writing workshops, and publishes emerging writers.

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MELBOURNE PHOTOBOOK COLLECTIVE
Melbourne Photobook Collective

MELBOURNE PHOTOBOOK COLLECTIVE

MELBOURNE

Melbourne Photobook Collective is a group of artists/photographers based in Melbourne. There are five of us.

Anne Davies’ art practice includes small, unique, handmade photobooks.

Stuart Murdoch explores chance, time and the quotidian as he wanders around urban Melbourne looking to siphon off the unusual, odd or quirky.

Mike Reed’s books explore the offbeat ideas abounding the back streets.

William Stewart’s photography exhibits a peripatetic quality, engendered by immersing himself into the character of a region at the slow pace of walking.

Suzanne Phoenix documents people and places. Her work features street and daily life, events, live music and performance.

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ACB PRESS
Acb press studio works

ACB PRESS

MELBOURNE

acb press is an independent publishing platform set up to educate and create conversations around photo book publishing and design.

The platform comprises the acb press, an imprint that promotes collaboration and research possibilities in photographic presentation, the acb studio offering multidisciplinary design for printed matter, and the acb library, a reference-based tool for current, old and rare photo books.

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MELBOURNE BOOKS
Looking through the office door, image courtesy of Melbourne Books

MELBOURNE BOOKS

MELBOURNE

Recent art related books published by Melbourne Books include: Architectural Drawings by Miles Lewis, Kristian Fredrikson: Designer by Michelle Potter, Printed On Stone: The Lithographs of Charles Troedel by Amanda Scardamaglia ( Winner of the Victorian Premier’s History Award 2020), Beaumaris Modern by Fiona Austin et al (Winner Bates Smart Award for Architecture in Media), Inflection Journal Vol 7, Arinah Rizal, Han Jian, Louis O’Conner eds.

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ART + AUSTRALIA
Art + Australia logo

ART + AUSTRALIA

MELBOURNE

Today, Art + Australia comprises a print journal, produced biannually in May and October; a digital platform, A+A Online; a small books imprint, A+A Publishing; and a series of other discursive activities through A+A Publics.

Art + Australia is fundamentally a publishing and research body that focuses on contemporary art and its relationship to broader theoretical, social and geo-political contexts.

Art + Australia presents a rigorous and uncompromising perspective on what might constitute both art and Australia in the twenty first century.

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NEGATIVE PRESS
Brook Andrew & Trent Walter, Dual/Duel, hardcover 176 pages, edition of 550 with 500 copies in red and yellow cloth, and a further 50 copies in black cloth with unique additions by the artist, designed by Yanni Florence.

NEGATIVE PRESS

MELBOURNE

Negative Press is a publisher of limited edition prints and artists' books by contemporary Australian artists. Our aim is to extend the discourse between contemporary art and printed matter.

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SURPLLUS
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SURPLLUS

MELBOURNE

Surpllus is an independent publisher of printed matter pertaining to critical and speculative practices across art, design, architecture, writing and curation. Projects include (but are not limited to) artists’ books and zines, exhibition catalogues, and critical writing and theory.

Surpllus is conceived as a platform for dialogue and exchange, and as a channel for the initiation or dissemination of unconventional print projects. Surpllus is also intended as an inquiry into contemporary publishing strategies — projects therefore differ in respect of form, print run and mode of distribution.

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DEANNA HITTI

DEANNA HITTI

MELBOURNE

Deanna Hitti is an award winning Australian Lebanese visual artist with a multi-disciplinary arts practice spanning over 20 years.

Using different methods of printing such as Cyanotype and Screen printing she creates small editions of artist books and large scaled prints. Her artist books have been short listed in numerous Australian art awards and her artist book Towla is the recipient of the 2018 Fremantle Art Centre Print Award. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her works have been acquired by major Australian collections including The State Library of Victoria and The National Library of Australia.

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SLOW BURN — BOOK STORE
A Journal of the Plague Year, published by Para Site and Sternberg Press.

SLOW BURN — BOOK STORE

MELBOURNE

Slow Burn Books is a new online book store dedicated to making Asia-Pacific printed matter more accessible in Australia.

Less than a year old, our catalogue has expanded beyond the initial ’Hong Kong Collection’ to include art and design books from Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea and China.

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GAIL HASTINGS
Gail Hastings, 2021, on the edge of blue.

GAIL HASTINGS

MELBOURNE

Gail Hastings is a practising artist with over thirty years of exhibitions throughout Australia and overseas. Gail makes sculptural situations.

Ever since an art history lecture on Minimal Art in 1987, Gail has been dedicated to what she thought were, at the time, the work’s main precepts. By 1993, when Donald Judd wrote that this work had no history, no context nor terms with which people could grasp its spatial occurrence, Gail had already encountered this. Against the odds, then, Gail’s particular practice has enjoyed considerable attention. Forever dedicated, however, to the precepts that first prompted her thirty years ago, Gail continues to seek the terms with which others might grasp what is most extraordinary about this type of work.

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WORLD FOOD BOOKS
World Food Books logo, image courtesy of World Food Books

WORLD FOOD BOOKS

MELBOURNE

World Food Books is an arts bookshop in Naarm / Melbourne. Founded in 2010 and located in Melbourne's historical Nicholas Building, World Food Books is devoted to the presentation of both new and rare/out-of-print books, journals and ephemera on international art, design and literature, with a strong emphasis on the anti-traditional and avant-garde.

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ART ARCHITECTURE DESIGN RESEARCH

ART ARCHITECTURE DESIGN RESEARCH

MELBOURNE

AADR combines the highest quality of thinking and making, of philosophy and creative work, with publications of an excellent quality.



AADR publishes international artistic, creative and historical research from emerging and established artists, academics and researchers and research collectives located at the forefront of current explorations in art, architecture, design, philosophy, history and related fields.



AADR publishes book series like Theory of Practice, Research and Practice, or the IDEA and the SAC Journal. Publications are published in Germany and promoted worldwide – available in specialized bookstores in Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand and as e-books on iBook and Kindle.

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SPOOKY BOOKS
'Ink Drawings' by Scott Keim. Photo: Nicholas C Eckhardt

SPOOKY BOOKS

MELBOURNE

Spooky Books is an independent publisher predominantly focused on the production and dissemination of limited edition artists books. Founded in Brisbane in 2015, Spooky Books is currently based in Melbourne working on a variety of publishing projects specialising in contemporary art and photography. We believe it is important to provide a platform for emerging artists to engage with the book form.

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ARENA PUBLICATIONS
Arena Issue 5 cover, image courtesy of Arena

ARENA PUBLICATIONS

MELBOURNE

Arena: Critical and Radical Thinking for Australia and the Earth is a new quarterly of ideas, culture and politics. With long-form, essays on new emergences in life and society, visual essays, poetry, and the visual work of photographers and other artists throughout, the new Arena is both intellectually and visually arresting in its exploration of new ways to engage with our world and rethink how we live.

The publication highlights writing and visual material that critically responds to environment and climate change; contemporary political forms and crises; scientific and technological emergences now recomposing life; media power and cultural representation; geopolitical, migration and refugee questions; gender and sex; and Indigenous life and politics. It looks for writing and visual works that point to new ways to conceive of life and society.

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WAYNE SMITH & CHRIS NORMAN
Test Sheets and Deadlines (image: 313RGB)

WAYNE SMITH & CHRIS NORMAN

MELBOURNE

Creatives and Educators, 313RGB (Chris Norman) and Wayne Smith reflect on their international collaborative workshop and exhibition held in early 2020. Where participants collaborated using random image-making processes to provoke unexpected outcomes.

Open Collab: Global/Local, addresses the learnings from this workshop, with insights from Open Collab founder Patrick Thomas, interviews with participants and mentors and visual essays from photographers including Josh Robenstone.

Harnessing the programming language Processing, they have created a generative layout system which formulates chance. By combining randomisation with variable printing techniques, they produce a limited run of publications that are completely unique. An experiment in designer/algorithm collaboration.

Their book addresses critical and speculative ideas of collaboration, randomisation, design systems and the importance of play through design.

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MOM

MOM

MELBOURNE

MOM is a multifaceted, artist run studio, dedicated to the publication and support of artists based in photography, design, visual arts, film and writing. Our focus lies in the creation of well crafted and affordable books, merchandise, films and prints that showcase what we wish to see in the world. We hope to reflect an environment of equality and understanding within our communities both immediate and abroad. Love MOM

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OOD
Object 50 from the book Technofossils, published by OOD

OOD

MELBOURNE

With a curiosity in human-computer collaboration, OOD publishes objects, apparel, books and printed matter through the use of on-demand digital manufacturing. OOD is an independent publisher founded by Paul Marcus Fuog
and Uriah Gray of U-P.

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MARIAN CRAWFORD
Marian Crawford and Angela Brennan Haunts, Hantise, Haunting 2021, handprinted relief prints and letterpress, edition of 14.

MARIAN CRAWFORD

MELBOURNE

Marian Crawford is a visual artist and senior lecturer in Fine Art at Monash Art Design & Architecture. She was awarded the Siganto Fellowship at the State Library of Queensland 2015/16 and has presented her creative works and writings publicly since 1996. Crawford’s works explore the relationships between the book, fine art printmaking processes, and the printed image in contemporary culture.

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ART INK
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ART INK

AUSTRALIA

Art Ink publishes thoughtfully designed and curated art publications. We understand that printed books are a catalyst, they are objects of both beauty and permanence and form a point for new discussions and reflection. When we create a publication there is a conscious desire to contribute something carefully considered and long-lasting; an object rich in both content and atmosphere. Art Ink is the publisher behind VAULT magazine, to Be magazine, David Griggs: The Ashtray Reader, Ephemerality is all Very Well: Portraits of Rowland S. Howard by Tony Clark & Lyndal Walker, Justene Williams: The Curtain Breathed Deeply and a number of contemporary art titles.

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VAULT
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VAULT

AUSTRALIA

VAULT is an elegant and engaging Australasian Art and Culture Magazine. Produced quarterly, VAULT identifies the pre-eminent artists, designers and collectors in Australia, New Zealand and internationally. With an enduring interest in diverse forms of creative expression, VAULT offers insightful perspectives into the world and mind of the creative. Released quarterly, each issue creates a new sense of appreciation for contemporary art and speaks to a community of readers passionate about the arts and corresponding culture.

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SCHWARTZ CITY
Photo: Brett Whiteley: Catalogue Raisonné: 1955–1992, edited by Kathie Sutherland, individually numbered box set of 7 books, 25 kgs, 3000 pp, limited release of 1000 copies. Courtesy of Schwartz City

SCHWARTZ CITY

MELBOURNE

Schwartz City publishes art books of distinction, showcasing work by leading contemporary artists.

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LINOU PRESS
Jack Linou: The Art of an Outsider, image courtesy of Linou Press

LINOU PRESS

MELBOURNE

Linou Press is an independent publisher and this first book celebrates the creative practice of an outsider artist. It’s about Jack Linou who died at the age of 33 in 1997, and lived through the extremes of drug use, HIV / AIDS and depression.

Jack found ways to overcome his struggle through arts practice and the book highlights his exceptional artwork, which is supported by short stories and theoretical inquires about art and addiction.

The also book explores how arts helped shape Jack’s sense of being and the challenges of living with the illness and his work is empowering.

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MONT PUBLISHING HOUSE
Daniel Stewart and Mahmood Fazal from Mont Publishing House

MONT PUBLISHING HOUSE

MELBOURNE

Melbourne base publisher, Mont Publishing House features writing from Mont and friends exploring the past, present and future of counter-culture.

Mont Publishing House will be joining the Metropolis Bookshop stall at this year's Melbourne Art Book Fair. Offering a unique book specially made for the event, as well as exclusive merch and the final copies of Archives of Violence will be available. Mont Publishing House will be at Metropolis Bookshop from 11am - 2pm on Saturday the 27th of March.

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HEIDI VICTORIA
The Show Must Go On – A new publication capturing the Performing Arts during Covid lockdown

HEIDI VICTORIA

MELBOURNE

Heidi Victoria is a multi award winning photographer, specialising in environmental portraits. Her new book captures Australian Performing Arts professionals during Covid.

As COVID-19 emerged and opportunities for artists evaporated overnight, Heidi Victoria decided to document those hardest hit, producing a series of compelling images to inspire future generations when faced with seemingly insurmountable circumstances. Heidi's recent publication, 'The Show Must Go On: What the Performing Arts were doing when they weren’t doing what we know they do' published by JM Publishing, combines those portraits with the words of the featured Performing Arts professionals. These are their stories.

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PRINT COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA

PRINT COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA

Imprint is Australia’s only quarterly art journal dedicated to contemporary printmaking, artist books and works on paper, and one of the few publications worldwide dedicated exclusively to the graphic arts. It is published by the Print Council of Australia is the peak body representing and connecting our national communities in printmaking and works on paper.

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ANABELA SOBRINHO

ANABELA SOBRINHO

MELBOURNE

Anabela de Azevedo Teixeira Sobrinho, commonly known as Anabela Sobrinho, initiated her career as an artist & writer in 1986. She has been doing Painting, Photography, Hand-weaving and Writing.
Her purpose as a creative is to transmit Hope, Happiness, Healing and Wellbeing to her readers and viewers, helping them achieve their full life potential, regardless of age, cultural background, disability or gender.

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PRESENTING PARTNER

PART OF MELBOURNE DESIGN WEEK 2021, AN INITIATIVE OF THE VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT IN COLLABORATION WITH THE NGV.
THE NGV DEPARTMENT OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY THE HUGH D. T. WILLIAMSON FOUNDATION.