Lor’s Picks: NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair

Lor’s Picks for the NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair 2018
16—18 March, 2018
National Gallery of Victoria
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Entry: Free

5 Press Books

5 Press is an art collective based in Melbourne comprised of five members; August Carpenter, Cheralyn Lim, Sarah McConnell, Jaime Powell and Sophie Westerman. The collective was formed so the artists would have a framework in which to explore the medium of the artist book and fine art print, particularly focusing on handmade forms and traditional techniques.

At the fair, 5 Press will be showcasing five new artist books and will also have a curated selection of past book works and prints.

New books include titles No Great Barrier by Sarah McConnell, Land Mass by August Carpenter, The Waiting Room by Sophie Westerman, Trace I & Trace II by Jaime Powell, and Blue into Green, & Pink into Orange by Cheralyn Lim.

Check out their website here.

Read Lor’s interview with 5 Press here.

Lindsay Magazine

Lindsay is a biannual print and online magazine celebrating the importance of culture and place. It launched online in March 2017 and its first print issue was published in 2018. Founded and edited by Beth Wilkinson, Lindsay is an independent magazine created in collaboration with brilliant writers, photographers and artists from around the globe.

You can also catch Beth Wilkinson in conversation with former Broadsheet editorial director Tim Fisher at the NGV Book Fair Talk: Print X Digital Saturday 17 March, 2018 to discuss the current independent magazine landscape and the ongoing debate of print versus digital.

Lindsay’s Issue No. 1 Launch Party will take place on March 23 at Alpha 60’s Chapter House store. Details to the event can be found here.

Read Lindsay online here.

Deidre Brollo

Deidre Brollo is an Australian artist whose practice primarily investigates the areas of memory, perception and temporality. Through the forms of printmedia, artists’ books, installation and performance, her work seeks to explore ways in which art might engage the viewer’s haptic memory and perception, as a means of co-opting the viewer’s own recollections as part of the process of meaning creation. Brollo draws strongly on print culture and its inherent ideas: the logic of the archive, the transmission of narrative, and the notion of exchange.

Her most recent installation timekeeper was shown in the exhibition BOOK CLUB, at Lake Macquarie Art Gallery in 2017.

See more details of Deidre’s installation and performance and artist books here.

Ladies of Leisure (LOL) Zine

LOL is a community that celebrates strength, weakness, success and process. They publish zines, run workshops, parties, create films, make and sell a range of fun merchandise, and provide the tools to assist up and coming creative people in pursuit of their passions.

While currently working on a project with Meide Studio to update their site, you can enjoy their interactive home page, and keep up to date on Instagram.

Silent Army

Silent army is a project based collective working on contemporary small press comic art. Silent Army is a nonprofit organisation founded in 2002 that collects, studies and celebrates small press alternative comic books through workshops, live events, and on/offline projects.

More details can be found here.

Image credit: 5 Press
Artist biographies credited to individual artists and collectives, sourced via respective websites.