Friday, December 23, 2022

Season’s Greetings


Compliments of the Season from Moth Woman Press to book and zine lovers everywhere.

Pictured above: a detail from our Christmas tree, followed below by views of the Moth Woman Press table at the BMI Christmas Maker Market on Sunday, December 18. (Click on images to enlarge).

Warmest thanks to our wonderful host, Ballarat Mechanic’s Institute, and to all who came, including those who purchased our wares. We had a ball and can’t wait to do it again next year.

Speaking of next year, Happy New Year, everyone. See you in 2023!

Friday, December 16, 2022

This Sunday: BMI Christmas Maker Market

A selection of Moth Woman Press limited edition mini-zines, all packed up and ready for the BMI Christmas Maker Market on Sunday, 18 December, 9 am - 2 pm at BMI, BallaratIf, like me, you’re a last minute Christmas shopper, they make excellent stocking fillers. (Click  on images to enlarge). 

This year BMI are aiming to create a more immersive experience for visitors by placing stallholders in a variety of locations throughout the building. Come on down - or in our case, up. You’ll find us on the 4th floor in the Humffray Room. 

Thursday, December 8, 2022

BMI Christmas Maker and Community Market

Moth Woman Press are excited to be first time participants in the BMI Maker and Community Market at Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute Library on Sunday, December 18, 9 am - 2 pm.  

Along with Moth Woman Press Publications old and new, we’ll be presenting a selection of miniature silhouette paintings, some of which also feature in our zines. For a preview of two of the silhouette paintings, visit Deborah Klein’s Art Blog HERE

Click on above images for a clearer view.

Friday, October 28, 2022

My new philosophy


Detail from The Maiden Flight,  2013. One-of-a-kind vertical artist book, pigmented drawing ink and acrylic paint, 80 x 15 cm (open). Collection: State Library of Victoria. 

Photography: Tim Gresham. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Stocking up at Playing in the Attic

Yesterday’s visit to Playing in the Attic to replenish supplies of Moth Woman Press books, postcards and limited edition zines found the shop looking particularly resplendent. 

It’s encouraging to know that after all these years, folk are still collecting our little zines (arrayed on Trudy’s counter in the top pic). 

Click on images to enlarge.

Playing in the Attic

13 Ballaarat Street, Talbot VIC 3371

Opening hours: Friday - Monday 10 am - 4 pm

Sunday, September 25, 2022

APW George Collie Exhibition Extended to 15 October

Yesterday I received some terrific news. The APW George Collie Exhibition at Australian Print Workshop Gallery, Melbourne, originally scheduled to end on 1 October, has been extended to 15 October. The exhibition is accompanied by a goodly selection of Moth Woman Press artist books and zines. 

Pictured above: viewed from inside the Australian Print Workshop, MWP zines in the Gertrude Street window, framed by an antique Colombian Press. 

Pictured below: MWP books and zines in the Gertrude Street window of the APW.

To view more, scroll down to our previous post. 

Saturday, September 17, 2022

A visit to APW with Sue Verney

Last Thursday Shane Jones and I took our friend Sue Verney to the Australian Print Workshop Gallery to see the APW George Collie Memorial Print Award Exhibition, which includes several of my linocuts. 

Sue, who was visiting from London, is one of my oldest friends. She has been enormously supportive of my artistic endeavours since I shared a flat with her in Holland Park, London, way back in the 1970s. That’s Sue and I outside the APW directly above and she can also be seen scrutinising MWP zines and books in the front window of the APW in the following photo.

Numerous Moth Woman Press publications are also on view inside the gallery and many are available for purchase. 

The displays have been slightly rearranged since our last post, but are equally elegant.

APW Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.

The APW George Collie Memorial Print Award Exhibition continues to 1 October.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022


 Remembering Dorothy Parker on the anniversary of her birth.

Click on image for a clearer view.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Moth Woman Press at the APW 2020-2022 George Collie Memorial Award


Pictured above and below are some highlights from last Saturday’s 2020-22 APW George Collie Award Exhibition + Presentation at The Australian Print Workshop. My heartfelt thanks to APW Artistic Director and CEO, Anne Virgo (pictured below, right) for her support and encouragement over the past two years. 

It was Anne’s idea to include Moth Woman Press books and zines in the exhibition. A selection of these are displayed in the APW’s front window and the remainder are on display in the gallery space. Click on images for enlarged views.

For additional snapshots of the opening event, visit Deborah Klein’s Art Blog HERE.

The exhibition is current to October 1.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

A Gentle Reminder

Opening Saturday: 

APW George Collie Memorial Award Exhibition + Presentation 

2020 - 2022 APW George Collie Memorial Award Recipients:
Barbara Hanrahan / Deborah Klein / Hertha Kluge-Pott / Ann Newmarch OAM
Exhibition Opening and Award Presentation 
2 - 4 pm Saturday 6 August

A selection of Moth Woman Press publications, including our new zines, Rückenfigur, The turned figure, Volumes 1-3, will be included in the exhibition.

I do hope you’ll join us.

Pictured top, right: I Wished on the Moon, 2022, hand-coloured linocut, 34.5 x 26.8 cm, edition: 20. Printed by Simon White at the Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne. 

Friday, July 29, 2022

APW George Collie Memorial Award Exhibition + Presentation


You are warmly invited to the Exhibition Opening and Award Presentation of the 2020-2022 APW George Collie Memorial Award at the Australian Print Workshop Gallery, Melbourne.

Click on the invitation to enlarge. 

As part of the Award (which I am privileged to share with Barbara Hanrahan, Hertha Kluge-Pott and Ann Newmarch OAM), I was invited by the APW to create a special print edition, a hand coloured linocut printed by APW Master Printer, Simon White. It will be included in the exhibition, along with several earlier works, the majority of them from the APW archives. A selection of Moth Woman Press artist books and zines will also be on exhibit. 

APW George Collie Memorial Award Exhibition Opening + Presentation

2 - 4 pm, Saturday, 6 August

Australian Print Workshop Gallery
210 Gertrude Street,
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065, AUSTRALIA
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
T: (03) 9419 5466

Sunday, July 24, 2022

RÜCKENFIGUR - the turned figure, Volumes 1 - 3


RÜCKENFIGUR - the turned figure, Volumes 1 - 3, pictured above, is a trilogy of new zines that will be part of the upcoming APW George Collie Memorial Award Exhibition at The Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, along with other Moth Woman Press publications. 

The zines are illustrated with paintings from Rückenfigur, my recent solo show at Queenscliff Gallery, Queenscliff, Vic. There is an article about Rückenfigur and a link to the gallery in the online edition of Artist Profile HERE.

Pictured below: Volumes 1 and 2 of  RÜCKENFIGUR - the turned figure zines under construction. Click on individual images to enlarge.

For more about the APW George Collie Memorial Award Exhibition and my part in it, visit Deborah Klein’s Art Blog HERE

The exhibition opens on Saturday August 6 and runs to Saturday October 1. Full details will be published in our next post. 

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Residency at Geelong Grammar School

From 23 May - 3 June 2022 I was artist-in-residence at the Corio campus of Geelong Grammar School, a richly rewarding experience I’ll long remember. 

During my residency I developed designs for three linocuts that will be included in a forthcoming artist book. My protagonists’ body decorations are based on compositional elements from the works of prolific British Arts and Crafts designer May Morris.

The two works below will also be part of The Artist’s Garden, a Goldfield Printmakers exhibition travelling to Bristol, UK in September 2022 for IMPACT 12, a biennial international printmaking conference. The tattoos on these figures are based on motifs in The heavens declare…, a panel designed and embroidered by May Morris in the 1910s (reproduced third from top).

Click on images for a clearer view. For more about the Geelong Grammar School residency, visit my Art Blog HERE, HERE and HERE