Saturday, July 23, 2016

MOTH by Matthew Gandy

It would be very remiss of Moth Woman Press to overlook (Inter)National Moth Week, which begins today. In celebration of this auspicious event, we are previewing a significant and timely publication: Moth, by Matthew Gandy, Professor of Geography at the University of Cambridge. This recently published book includes an image of my painting Argina astrea Moth Mask, 2007 (below, centre).

It is published by Reaktion Books Ltd, UK and distributed in the US through the University of Chicago PressThe book is available through numerous outlets, including Dymocks, Booktopia and Amazon. 


Moth is superbly written and richly illustrated. Needless to add, I’m extremely proud to be a small part of it. For additional page views and further information, visit Deborah Klein's Art Blog.






Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Linocut Workshop at NGV International


Tonight and next Wednesday evening I'm giving two linocut workshops for NGV Members at the National Gallery of Victoria. I'll be taking along some demonstration lino blocks, including the four linocut portraits of Moth Women Vigilantes gang members pictured above.

The classes will run from 6 - 8.30 pm. They are primarily aimed at beginners, each of whom will make their own linocut and learn to print it without the need of a press. I'm delighted to say that both sessions have sold out.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Windsor and Newton Graphic Markers: Australian Launch

On the easel: my linocut Monarch Butterfly Winged Woman; on the table:
selected works made with the graphic markers, most notably the mini-zine
Moth Women Vigilantes ROGUES GALLERY

Last Thursday I was flown to Sydney by Winsor and Newton for the launch of three new W&N graphic markers: the Promarkers, Brushmarkers and the extraordinary Pigment Markers I've been testing for several months.

The launch took place at the spectacular headquarters of Jasco. Moth Woman Press's latest mini-zine, Moth Women Vigilantes ROGUES GALLERY, illustrated with the Pigment Markers and made especially for the occasion, was also launched on the night (see photo above).

For more views of the W&N Graphic Markers launch, visit Deborah Klein's Art Blog HERE. To preview the new mini-zine, scroll down to my last two posts.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Preview: 'Moth Women Vigilantes ROGUES GALLERY', a new mini-zine

Tomorrow morning, July 7, I'll be flying to Sydney for the Australian launch of Winsor and Newton’s Pigment Markers at Jasco.

To coincide with the event, I’ve made a mini-zine, Moth Women Vigilantes ROGUES GALLERY, illustrated with eight drawings made with W&N Pigment Markers. (See also previous post).  

Meanwhile, especially for followers of Moth Woman Press, here is an exclusive preview of the mini-zine.

Moth Women Vigilantes ROGUES GALLERY is a signed and numbered limited edition of 150.

Front cover

Pages 1 and 2

Pages 3 and 4

Pages 5 and 6

Back cover

Monday, July 4, 2016

'Moth Women Vigilantes ROGUES GALLERY' - a mini-zine in progress

Silent movie actor Alla Nazimova, reimagined as a Moth Woman Vigilante

Louise Brooks, Moth Woman Vigilante

Late last year I was invited by Michelle Sheehy, Winsor and Newton's Brand and Communications Manager, and Natalie O'Connor, their Resident Artist, to be a Winsor and Newton Global Ambassador. I was delighted to accept.

Over the past several months, I've been trying Winsor and Newton's archival Pigment Markers. The latest results (which, I might add, are unreservedly positive) have just been posted on my Art Blog.

For my latest Pigment Marker project, I made eight miniature drawings based on significant female screen actors. Time, which can be so fickle, has dimmed our memories of many of these women. I’ve sought to rectify this by reinventing them as Moth Women Vigilantes. To see the complete set of drawings, learn about the markers and the women behind the new breed of Vigilantes, visit the Art Blog HERE and HERE.

As the series unfolded, I recognized its potential for extension into a mini-zine, and have done just that.

Pictured above are two Pigment Marker drawings from the series, with the markers providing a sense of their scale.

Immediately below are selected progress views of the mini-zine, Moth Women Vigilantes Rogues Gallery. It will be unveiled at the official Australian launch of the W&N Pigment Markers at Jasco’s Sydney headquarters on July 7.




Moth Women Vigilantes Rogues Gallery cover art,
featuring Myrna Loy (back cover) and Alla Nazimova (front cover)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

'Eventide' Floor Talk

The Story of the Moth Masks, 2016, mini-zine,
signed limited edition of 100

Busy times at Moth Woman Press

Lately, in tandem with developing a new mini-zine for a special event (more about this very soon) we have been making up extra copies of The Story of the Moth Masks, a mini-zine commemorating the current relief printmaking exhibition, Eventide, at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. Gracing the front cover is Cossodes lyonetii Moth Woman, the linocut I created for the show. Copies of the zine will be available at the gallery during the show's run and afterwards through Moth Woman Press.

Eventide was curated by Rona Green. This Sunday, 26 June, between 2 - 3 pm, Eventide artists Rona, Euan Heng and I will be in conversation at MPRG. If you’re free, do come along and join in.

For those who can’t make it, but plan to visit the show, the exhibition runs until 3 July.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

LINOCUT for artists and designers


Page views from Linocut for artists and designers, featuring my linocut
Hover fly Winged Woman, artist book Women with Wings and linocut
Lace Face

Moth Woman Press is delighted to announce that the eagerly awaited book, Linocut for artists and designers by UK artist and illustrator Nick Morley will be published in the United Kingdom on 10 June. I'm one of 8 international artists and designers whose work is featured. (See above).

To preview additional pages from the book, go to my Art Blog HERE.

For complete details and to pre-order a copy of Linocut for artists and designers, visit: 

To view examples of Nick Morley's own work, go to: 

Friday, June 3, 2016

Memory #22 (Fallen Woman)

Hot off the press: archival pigment print Memory #22, AKA Fallen Woman. The twenty-second work from the ongoing Leaves of Absence series, it will also be part of a forthcoming artist book.

To view development stages of Memory #22, go to Deborah Klein's Art Blog HERE.

Memory #22 (Fallen Woman) 2016, archival pigment
print, 41.5 x 33.3 cm

Monday, May 23, 2016

'Tall Poppies' acquired by National Library of Australia

The National Library of Australia has just acquired my artist book, Tall Poppies (pictured below) in addition to numerous Moth Woman Press zines (see previous post)Tall Poppies is one of the Tall Tales series of vertical concertina books, the first of which were exhibited in an eponymous solo show at Hand Held Gallery, Melbourne, in 2013.

Tall Poppies, 15.5 x 16.5 cm (closed)


Tall Poppies (2013, one-of-a-kind artist book, ink and 
acrylic paint, cloth bound, 80 x 15 cm open).

The books were originally accompanied by a suite of miniature paintings. Although finished works in their own right, several of these (including the painting, Tall Poppies) served as working images for the artist books.


Tall Poppies, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 12.5 x 7.5 cm

Below are two views of the Tall Poppies book in early stages of its development. The Ballarat studio hadn’t yet been built; the image directly below was snapped in our sunroom.

Beginnings of Tall Poppies, Ballarat, 2013

Tall Poppies, progress view

The original Tall Tales series was expanded for the group exhibition, Wonder Room at Maroondah Art Gallery, Victoria, also in 2013, which is where Tall Poppies (fourth from right, below) made its debut. 

Whenever I travel to Canberra, a visit to the NLA is always included. When I was last there in late March, I fantasised about one day having some of my own work in the permanent collection. So the acquisition by the National Library of Australia is nothing less than a dream come true.


Tall Tales (2013, one-of-a-kind artist books, pigmented drawing ink 
and acrylic paint, cloth bound, 80 x 15 cm open). 
Installation view, Maroondah Art Gallery, 2013. Click on image to enlarge.