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

Friday, April 1, 2022

BOOKISH Artist Talk at Melbourne Athenaeum Library

Pictured above and below are selected highlights from the artist talk Bronwyn Rees and I gave on Wednesday evening, March 23, in celebration of all things BOOKISH, the Print Council of Australia artist book exhibition at Melbourne Athenaeum Library. Additional photographs are on my Art Blog HERE.

Thanks a million to the library for having us and to each and everyone who came to the talk, including the numerous BOOKISH artists who attended. 

BOOKISH concluded its run on Saturday March 26. In her opening address, the library’s General Manager Sue Westwood (pictured right in the first and last photos above) said she hoped this would be the first of other collaborations with the Print Council of Australia. I certainly echo those sentiments.

Friday, March 18, 2022

Reminder: BOOKISH Artist Talk at Melbourne Athenaeum Library

From the Melbourne Athenaeum Library’s latest newsletter, a gentle reminder of the talk Bronwyn Rees and I are presenting in conjunction with the artist book exhibition, BOOKISH:


To gain a deeper understanding of the art of artist book making, former artist-in-residence Deborah Klein and printmaker Bronwyn Rees will speak about the art form's rich history and their own practice on Wednesday 23rd March from 6pm

It's a free event, but RSVPs are required.  Phone the library on 9650 3100 or email to book your seats.

Bronwyn and Deborah's talk, and the Bookish Exhibition are part of the 8th Melbourne Art Book Fair.  Bookish is an exhibition of contemporary artists' book by members of the Print Council of Australia and is being held in the library from 17 - 26 during normal opening hours.

BOOKISH:  March 17 - 26 in the library

Proudly presented by the Print Council of Australia 

and the Melbourne Athenaeum Incorporated

To illuminate our presentation, Bronwyn and I will bring along some examples of our own book art. In my case, this will include Progeny, 2018, the unique concertina book I made during my residency at the library for Melbourne Rare Book Week 2018 (pictured top).

My artist book, Leaves of Absence, 2017, launched at the library in 2017 and subsequently acquired for its permanent collection, will also be on display. I’m pictured below at the 2017 book launch with Marguerite Brown, Manager, Print Council of Australia, who officially launched the book. (Click on images to enlarge).

The talk will be followed by celebratory drinks. We look forward to seeing you this coming Wednesday evening, 6 - 8 pm. 

For further information about the BOOKISH talk and exhibition, scroll down to Blog Post Friday February 18. 

Monday, February 28, 2022

PLAYING IN THE ATTIC relocates to Talbot

This coming Friday, 4 March, Playing in the Attic, a longtime stockist of Moth Woman Press publications, reopens in the Victorian Goldfields town of Talbot. The shop was formerly based in Sturt Street, Ballarat, in the space now occupied by the Ballarat Imaginarium. (See previous post). 

The Facebook Page for Playing in the Attic is HERE.

We can’t wait to revisit when the doors are officially open, and wish its Proprietor Trudy McLaughlin continued success. 

Some previews of Playing in the Attic’s new premises are below. Click on images to enlarge. 

Playing in the Attic 
13 Ballaarat Street
Talbot VIC Australia 3371

Phone: 0428580309


Opening hours:  Friday - Monday, 10 - 4pm.


Wednesday, February 23, 2022


As of this week, MWP books There was once…The collected fairy tales and Fallen Women are available at the splendid Ballarat Imaginarium. 

Adjacent to historic Ballarat Mechanic’s Institute Library in centrally located Sturt Street, Ballarat (pictured top), this new kid on the block is set to be the go-to gallery and retail outlet for locals and visitors alike. What sets it aside from the rest is that it’s the only retailer in Ballarat that exclusively carries works by local makers, including visual artists, sculptors, ceramicists, jewellers, clothing designers, musicians, writers and more. 

The Ballarat Imaginarium is the result of the remarkable vision of local artist, Melinda Muscat, pictured above. 

The previous occupant of the shop was another notable MWP stockist, Playing in the Attic, which still carries our books and zines, but has relocated to nearby Talbot. It is due to reopen in March. (More about this in a future post). 

Click on images to enlarge. 

For regular updates, visit the Ballarat Imaginarium’s Instagram page HERE and on Facebook HERE.

The Ballarat Imaginarium

119A Sturt Street, BALLARAT, VIC 3550

Open Tuesday to Friday 10 am - 5 pm

Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday by appointment 

For further information about The Ballarat Imaginarium and views of its luscious interior, visit my Art Blog HERE.