Sunday, December 24, 2023

Christmas Eve at Moth Woman Press


Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. 

I’m looking forward to sharing more things bookish with you in 2024. At present, however, my prints, artist books and zines are taking a back seat to painting as I resume work for a solo show at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne, that’s booked in for the latter half of next year. All going well, some linocuts (including the work on the press bed above) and an artist book will be part of it too. 

Enjoy the Festive Season, everyone. See you in 2024!

Image on e-card: Deborah Klein, The Heavens Declare 1, 2022, linocut, 20 x 15 cm.

Friday, September 22, 2023

A gentle reminder…



Deborah Klein Elizabeth Banfield and Theo Strasser

Opening Event: 2 -4 pm Saturday September 23 

Stephen McLaughlan Gallery (South Gallery)

Level 8 Room 16 The Nicholas Building 

37 Swanston Street Melbourne 3000 (on the corner of Flinders Lane)

Telephone: 0407 317 323


Gallery Hours:

Wednesday to Friday 1 pm- 5 pm, Saturday 11 am -5 pm & by appointment

I do hope you can drop by on Saturday afternoon, or before the exhibition finishes its run on October 7.  

I’m currently in London, but will be there in spirit with fellow book artists Theo Strasser and Elizabeth Banfield. Many thanks to exhibition curator Stephen McLaughlan for inviting me to be part of this show and for its impeccable display. 

Photo credit for the following views: Stephen McLaughlan. Click on images to enlarge.

Monday, September 11, 2023

MWP Zines in Artist Books & Folios

As promised, here is an overview of the MWP zines included in the upcoming exhibition Artist Books & Folios at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery. Click on images to enlarge.

The Republic of Mothstralia Stamps - Socialist Butterfly Party zine (pictured below) is the second of two zines made especially for the exhibition. (The other is Roundels, top right above). To get the skinny on the Socialist Butterfly Party, visit Deborah Klein’s Art Blog HERE.

Only 10 copies of each zine will be available during the run of the exhibition, so (as they used to say in the ads), get in fast while stocks last. I do plan on replenishing numbers, but won’t have time until my return from London in the latter part of October. I’m sad to be missing the entire exhibition, but very excited to see my friends in the UK and sampling the plethora of cultural treats that will be on offer while I’m there. 

I do hope you can visit Artist Books & Folios, even though I can’t. Please find your invitation below. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2023


For the inside scoop on the Moth Woman Press books selected for Artist Books & Folios at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, look no further than this post.

The exhibition, which also includes artist books by Elizabeth Banfield and Theo Strasser, opens on September 20. Full details are HERE

Pictured above: Progeny, 2018, unique concertina book, hand-lettered and drawn in India ink, pigmented drawing inks and gouache with hand-stitching. Cloth cover with debossed text. To learn more about Progeny, visit my art blog HERE.

Pictured above: Firebrand, 2017, unique concertina book, hand-lettered and drawn in India ink and pigmented drawing inks. Cloth cover with debossed text. For more about this work, go HERE.

Pictured above:
Women with Wings, 2010, concertina book, linocuts, rubber stamps. For additional information, go HERE.

Pictured above: Homo-insecta Portfolio, 2013, unbound artist book with selected page views. Hand-coloured linocuts with inkjet-printed text. For more about this work, click HERE.

Pictured above: Leaves of Absence, 2017, unbound artist book with selected page views. Archival pigment prints, cloth cover with debossing, Ed. 10. Further information is HERE.

Click on the above images to enlarge.

The limited-edition MWP zines included in Artist Books & Folios will feature in our next post.

Thursday, August 31, 2023

The Yellow Butterflies - New revised edition


Artist Books and Folios, the fast approaching exhibition at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery has come up at relatively short notice. If not for this and my impending overseas trip, I would doubtless have made a new book for the occasion. Instead, I’ve made a couple of new zines (one of which was featured in our last post) and have given the eight-page zine, The Yellow Butterflies, which MWP first published several years ago, a thorough makeover. I was never completely happy with the original version and recently spent a considerable amount of time redesigning the zine in order to make it more pictorial. At that stage, I wasn’t aware that an artist book show was on the horizon, so my timing was perfect. The basis for the zine is a fairytale I wrote back in 2013. I’m much happier with the new-look zine, which is a signed and numbered limited edition of 80. 


Thursday, August 24, 2023

ROUNDELS - a new zine

We are delighted that the upcoming three-person show Artist Books & Folios at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery will also include a selection of Moth Woman Press zines, including Roundels, which we’ve made especially for the exhibition. The mini-zine is limited to an edition of 80 and, like all of our zines in the exhibition, will retail for $5.00.

Artist Books & Folios opens on September 20 and runs to October 7.

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Selecting works for ARTIST BOOKS & FOLIOS

On the work table earlier today: a selection of artist books under consideration for inclusion in

Deborah Klein, Elizabeth Banfield and Theo Strasser
South Gallery, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery.  

The exhibition runs from September 20 - October 7.

See our previous post for additional information. 

Click on image to enlarge.

Monday, August 7, 2023



I’m very much looking forward to exhibiting with renowned book artists Elizabeth Banfield and Theo Strasser in Artist Books & Folios at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery in September. Further details will follow shortly.

Excited as I am to be part of this show, my attendance will be merely in spirit, alas, as I will be in London for its entire duration. 

Image on invitation: Homo Insecta Portfolio,  2013, unbound artist book, hand-coloured linocuts, inkjet-printed text, 29.5 x 21 cm. 

Click on invitation for an enlarged view.

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Second Pop-up Zine Market at FEAR

FEAR (Femxle Experience Art Rebellion) will be holding its second zine market this coming Saturday, August 5.

FEAR is a vibrant art gallery, studio, workshop and retail space situated in the heart of Ballarat. 

FEAR is currently the sole Ballarat stockist for Moth Woman Press zines. In anticipation of the upcoming zine marketwe have just dropped in some fresh supplies.*

FEAR Zine Market will take place on Saturday 5 August from 10 am - 2 pm. 

FEAR’s Instagram Page is HERE

Femxle Experience Art Rebellion

57 Bridge Mall

Ballarat, Victoria 3350


Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

*Click on image for an enlarged view.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

World of the Book 2023

Four pages from Leaves of Absence, our unbound artist book, have been included in the extraordinary new World of the Book exhibition in the Dome Galleries, Level 4, State Library of Victoria. 

World of the Book 2023 opened on 1 April 2023 and is current to 12 May 2024.

Pictured top: Memory 1, 16, 14 and 9 from Leaves of Absence, 2017, unbound artist book. Collection: State Library of Victoria. Click on images to enlarge. 

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Moth Woman Press at FEAR

As of today, a selection of Moth Woman Press zines and books are available at Femxle Experience Art Rebellion in Bridge Mall, Ballarat Central. They are shown here with FEAR’s talented and versatile co-founder, multidisciplinary artist, Holly Would, who also made the fine display stand. 

Individual titles are pictured below.

Femxle Experience Art Rebellion

57 Bridge Mall
Ballarat, Victoria 3350

Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday, April 3, 2023

FEAR Zine Market

Scroll down to see selected highlights of the inaugural FEAR Zine Market at Femxle Experience Art Rebellion on Saturday, 1 April. 

Pictured above, second and third from top: the Moth Woman Press stand and directly below: the view from our table.

There was a steady stream of visitors from the moment the doors were opened and we met some lovely people.

A high point of the day was meeting fellow zinester Charli Timms-McLean (pictured left above and below). I look forward to seeing him at the next FEAR Zine Market and acquiring more of his fantastic zines!

Warmest thanks to those who purchased our wares and to the terrific team at FEAR for instigating the first FEAR Zine Market and inviting us to participate.

Charli maintains it was one of the best days of the year so far, and I’m inclined to agree!

Click on individual images to enlarge. 

Friday, March 31, 2023

Eight Faces at FEAR Zine Market


Every year since its inception in 2020, I’ve made two paintings for the innovative exhibition, One Hundred Faces at Playing in the Attic

For the first time, all eight works can now be viewed together in Eight Faces, a newly created mini-zine. Featured on its front and back covers are advance views of the painted faces destined for the next One Hundred Faces exhibition, opening on 22 April. Works by British Arts & Crafts designer, May Morris, were primary points of departure for both paintings.

Eight Faces will be unveiled tomorrow at:
FEAR Zine Market 
57 Bridge Mall
Ballarat Central VIC.
Saturday 1 April from 10 am - 2 pm.

Thursday, March 30, 2023


LIFE AT THE TOP OF THE ART WORLD, Alice B. Cat’s essential guide to navigating the slippery slopes of the art world, has long been regarded as a self-help classic. 

Out of print for some time, Alice’s pocket-sized zine is back by popular demand. You can secure a copy of your very own at the upcoming FEAR Zine Market at Femxle Experience Art Rebellion.

When: Saturday 1 April 10am to 2pm

Where: Femxle Experience Art Rebellion, 57 Bridge Mall, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

LIFE AT THE TOP OF THE ART WORLD, A survival guide by Alice. Published by Moth Woman Press, Ballarat, Vic. 

Click on images to enlarge.

Monday, March 27, 2023

That’s a wrap on Clunes Booktown Festival 2023

What a pleasure it was to participate in yesterday afternoon’s panel discussion Not Just a Pretty Picture on the final day of Clunes Booktown Festival 2023.

Huge thanks to everyone who made it so: inestimable Festival organisers Jon Hawkes and Sue Beal, fellow panelists Simon Perry and Philip Faulks, our superb Chair, Michele Ely, Shelley Hinton, who curated the pop-up exhibition, A picture’s worth a thousand words and last, but by no means least, our attentive, encouraging and enthusiastic audience. It did our hearts good to see so many of you there.

Pictured second from top, L-R: Chair Michele Ely, panelists Simon Perry, myself and Philip Faulks. Photo credit: Shane Jones.

Pictured above: Shane Jones in the Esmond Gallery, Clunes, with my linocuts The Heavens Declare 1 & 2, 2022 and Pirate Jenny and Mack the Knife and Pirate Jenny in a Kimono, both 1987, part of the exhibition A picture’s worth a thousand words. 

Thursday, March 23, 2023

National Eucalypt Day


In celebration of National Eucalypt Day, which falls today: Ghost Gums, a zine of ghostly gum leaves sourced in Newstead Forest in the Victorian Goldfields. 

A limited number of copies will be available at the upcoming zine market at FEAR (Femxle Experience Art Rebellion):

FEAR Zine Market
57 Bridge Mall 
Ballarat Central VIC
Australia 3350
Saturday 1 April, from 10am - 2pm.

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Clunes Booktown Festival 2023

On Sunday 26 March I’ll be joining fellow visual artists Simon Perry, Philip Faulks & Darcy McConnell (ENOKi) at Clunes Booktown 2023 for Not just a pretty picture, an informal panel discussion chaired by Michelle Ely. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Pictured top: Double page view from There was once… The collected fairy tales published by Deborah Klein, Moth Woman Press, 2009. 

For further information, scroll down to Blog Post Wednesday, February 22.

📖Not just a pretty picture
🗓Sunday 26 March, 1.00pm
📍Esmond Gallery, Clunes 
🎫For tickets, go HERE.