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 Charlie 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.

Charlie 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.

πŸ“–Not just a pretty picture
πŸ—“Sunday 26 March, 1.00pm
πŸ“Esmond Gallery, Clunes 
🎫For tickets, go HERE.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Coming soon: FEAR Zine Market

Moth Woman Press is excited to be joining the fabulous folks at FEAR (Femxle Experience Art Rebellion) for a pop-up Zine Market on Saturday, 1 April.  I’ve made a new mini-zine especially for the event and can’t wait to share it with you. 

Our table will also include a selection of classic Moth Woman Press publications, including The Shadow Women 2 (pictured top).

An invitation to FEAR Zine Market is below: 

Scroll down for further details, reposted from FEAR’s Facebook Page:

🚨 FEAR is hosting a little pop-up Zine Market! πŸš¨

Saturday 1 April @ 10am to 2pm

Zines help members of the creative community broaden their experience of what art can be, and is a quick way to circulate art amongst the community.

We have a FANTASTIC lineup including @deborahkleinartist @a.friend.of.dorothy @meganjriedl @taswansbrough & MORE!!!! There will also be limited edition FEAR Zines available!

Pop on down and check out the amazing artists & makers!

Follow the event on Facebook HERE.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Moth Woman Press at Clunes Booktown 2023

Moth Woman Press is eagerly anticipating taking part in the renowned Clunes Booktown Festival on Sunday 26 March. For full details, including where to find us, read on…


Not just a pretty picture...*

Four internationally recognised artists - Simon Perry, Philip Faulks, Deborah Klein & Darcy McConnell (ENOKi) - talk about how their concerns infiltrate their works, be they sculpture, paintings, woodcut prints, or designing an art tram. Aesthetics aside, there's purpose and deep deliberation in these works. Chaired by Michelle Ely

Simon Perry is a Scottish sculptor and academic, based in Melbourne. Best known for his large-scale public art works for urban spaces in Australia and overseas, including Melbourne's Public Purse and Public Address sculptures. His practice incorporates numerous sculptural techniques including casting, carving and fabrication. 

Philip Faulks has been an exhibiting painter, drawer and sculptor since 1981. He has mounted 15 solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and China and been included in more than 75 group exhibitions in Australia, Singapore, Vietnam and Italy. He has taught visual art within at tertiary level since 1991. 

Deborah Klein has held regular solo exhibitions since 1987 and participated in group exhibitions in Australia and internationally. In 2009 she founded Moth Woman Press, through which she publishes her artist books and zines. Her work has received numerous awards and is represented in public and university collections throughout Australia. 

Darcy McConnell (ENOKi) is a Yorta Yorta/Dja Dja Wurrung man who created one of the 2022 RISING First Peoples Melbourne Art Trams, My Aunty Once Told Me, running on Routes 58 & 59. He contributed to Solid Lines (2022), an RMIT sponsored report on fostering First Nations involvement in the design and commercial art industries.

πŸ“–Not just a pretty picture
πŸ—“Sunday 26 March, 1.00pm
πŸ“Esmond Gallery, Clunes 
🎫 or go HERE.

Full details of Clunes Booktown 2023 events are HERE.

πŸ“· Chelepteryx collesi Moth Mask, 2007, Acrylic on canvas, 25 x 20 cm by Deborah Klein 

*Information courtesy Clunes Booktown 2023

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.