Saturday, February 13, 2016

A New Leaf

Turning over A New Leaf in time for tomorrow's Festival of the Photocopier Zine Fair at Melbourne Town Hall. The doors will open at 12 pm and close at 5 pm. Entry is free.

Leaves of Absence, 2016, mini-zine, 10.5 x 7.7 cm

Friday, February 12, 2016

2016 Sticky Institute Festival of the Photocopier Zine Fair

Aside from a couple of minor tasks, my work for the zine fair is done. If you are in the area on Sunday afternoon, do call in and stop by the Moth Woman Press table to say hello. An invitation of your very own is here:

Left: FOTP 2016 poster; righthand column: a selection of Moth Woman Press zines

Thursday, February 11, 2016


MODERN MYTH Artist and Curator Talks:
This Saturday 13 February, 2.30 pm

With a special musical performance from The Lost Clog, whose members include MODERN MYTH artist Jazmina Cininas 

Eddy Carroll, Deborah Klein, Annette Phillips and curator Domenica Vavala discuss the current exhibition MODERN MYTH

In an information age where few mysteries remain, these artists represent the endurance of mythological thinking in notions of story, symbolism and other examples in the world around them.

The exhibition runs until 6 March

Counihan Gallery in Brunswick 
233 Sydney Road
Brunswick Vic 3056
03 9389 8622
Wed - Sat 11 -5 pm/Sun 1 -5 pm
Free entry

Photos by Tim Gresham.

Top: Pictured with the Homo-insecta watercolours on opening night.

Second from top: Double page view from MWP mini-zine Homo-insecta 5 with two works that appear in the show.  Left - right: Catoxantha opulenta Beetle Woman, 2014, watercolour, 41.91 x 29.72 cm and Eupholos linnei Weevil Woman, 2015, watercolour, 41.91 x 29.72 cm. The zine will be launched on Sunday afternoon at the Sticky Institute Festival of the Photocopier Zine Fair. (More about this in my next post).

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hair Pieces 2

The fruit of yesterday’s labours: Hair Pieces 2, a brand new mini-zine to be launched at next Sunday’s 2016 Sticky Institute Festival of the Photocopier Zine Fair (FOTP 2016).

Pictured above: developmental stages of Hair Pieces 2, mini-zine, 2016, colour photocopy, 10 x 7.5 cm, edition: 100. (Click on images to enlarge).

Its sister zine, Hair Pieces (2015) will also be putting in an appearance at FOTP 2016. It can be viewed HERE.

Monday, February 8, 2016

On the comeback trail: A Short Book about Long Hair

In praise of the much-maligned femme fatale: the centrefold from the first zine I ever made, A Short Book about Long Hair (2009) featuring a selection of my paintings coupled with literary quotes. This one is from the endlessly quotable Raymond Chandler. A small second (and final) edition will be part of the 2016 Festival of the Photocopier zine fair at Melbourne Town Hall on Sunday, 12 - 5 pm. (Click on image to enlarge).

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Moth Women mini-zines redux

With the exhibition Modern Myth off to a flying start (see last post) and the Sticky Institute Zine Fair (FOTP2016) less than a week away, it's back to the cutting board for me. Pictured below: topping up the edition of mini-zine Moth Women 1.

Also on the cutting board, proving (hopefully) that sequels can sometimes work: Moth Women 2, followed by Moth Women 3, the third of the trio.

All zines date from 2014 but are set to make a comeback at the 2016 Sticky Institute Festival of the Photocopier Zine Fair, Melbourne Town Hall, next Sunday, 14 February, from 12 - 5 pm. (Click on images to enlarge).

Thursday, February 4, 2016

On the cutting board

Preparations for the 2016 Sticky Institute zine fair (FOTP) on February 14 continue in earnest:

Pictured above: Homo-insecta 4, 2016, mini-zine, 7.5 x 10.5 cm

Followed by: Homo-insecta 5, 2016, mini-zine: 7.5 x 10.5 cm

Several of the watercolours reproduced in Homo-insecta 5 can be viewed in the flesh from tonight in the group exhibition MODERN MYTH at Counihan Gallery in Brunswick. Details are below. Do join us if you can, either tonight or for the floor talks on Saturday February 13. Otherwise I hope you'll be able to drop by during the show's run.

5 February – 6 March



Opening Event: Thursday 4 February, 6-8 pm
Artist Talks: Saturday 13 February, 2.30 pm

Counihan Gallery In Brunswick
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick VIC 3056 | 03 9389 8622
Wednesday - Saturday 11 am - 5 pm | Sunday 1 - 5 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Moth Woman Press stocktake

Directly after my last post, when I announced the participation of Moth Woman Press in the 2016 Sticky Institute Festival of the Photocopier Zine Fair (FOTP) at Melbourne Town Hall, I did a major stocktake in the Ballarat studio. Primarily, I needed to know how many zine editions needed topping up before the big day on Sunday February 14. (This is currently being attended to).

At the back of my mind, I must admit, was also the concern that I wouldn't have enough work. Fortunately, the above mentioned exercise soon put my mind at rest.

As previously reported, work is also under way on three new mini-zines, A New Leaf and Homo-insecta 4 and 5, which will make their respective debuts at the zine fair.

Zines for FOTP set out on top of the plan cabinet in the Ballarat studio, January 2016

Detail 1 of zines for FOTP

Detail 2 of zines for FOTP

Friday, January 22, 2016

Festival of the Photocopier

At Moth Woman Press we're all a-flutter as the new year kicks off to a busy start. We've just booked ourselves into the Sticky Institute Festival of the Photocopier Zine Fair at Melbourne Town Hall on Sunday February 14.

We are in the process of making four new mini-zines for the event: A New Leaf (the cover art of which we recently previewed) Homo-insecta 4, Homo-insecta 5 and Hair Pieces 2.

The zine fair will be open between 12 - 5 pm. We hope to see some of you there.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Return to Hanging Rock

Vignette Vitrine (above, bottom left) is one of two of my works selected for the exhibition Return to Hanging Rock at Mulberry Hill. (1)

The show celebrates 40 years of the novel Picnic at Hanging Rock. National Trust property Mulberry Hill was formerly the home of its author, Joan Lindsay.

Mulberry Hill
385 Golf Links Road 
Langwarrin South 
Victoria 3911. 
Hours: Wed-Sun 11 am - 3.30 pm. 

Return to Hanging Rock was curated by Cara-Ann Simpson. It opens today, January 2, and runs until March 27, 2016. For further information, visit the website HERE.

Pictured above: Vignette Vitrine, 2012, miniature canvases in display case, 31 x 31 cm (bottom left) the exhibition poster (top right) and two of the Shadow Women (2) housed in the cabinet: Avenger (top left) and Bird Pin (bottom right) both 2012, acrylic on canvas, 9 x 7 cm). 

(1) Also in the show is A Cabinet of Moth Masks (2013)
(2) To date, The Shadow Women have featured in three Moth Woman Press mini-zines.