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.