Volume 2015

11 – 13 Sep 2015

Another Art Book Fair

Dates & Times

Friday 11 September, 5 – 9pm
Saturday 12 September, 11am – 7pm
Sunday 13 September, 11am – 6pm
FREE and open to the public

Opening Night
Friday 11 September, 5 – 9pm

Specifically Speaking, curated by David Capra
7 – 11pm
$5 entry

43–51 Cowper Wharf Roadway
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Sydney Australia

VOLUME 2015 | Another Art Book Fair will be presented from 11–13 September at Artspace, Sydney, in partnership with Perimeter Books (Melbourne) and Printed Matter, Inc. (New York). The first iteration of this biennial fair will have a specific focus on independently produced, artist-led publications and related materials that are responsive, discursive, irreverent, and that function as creative and politically engaged modes of communication.

VOLUME 2015 is the official, not-for-profit offsite event for Sydney Contemporary 2015, the second iteration of which will run concurrently at Carriageworks.

In addition to showcasing over 90 exhibitors across the spectrum of contemporary art book production from zines to antiquarian books, limited editions to photobooks, the weekend-long event will also feature an extensive program of talks, workshops led by artists and publishers, launches, readings, book signings and film screenings. 



2hrs North

2hrs north is a collaborative project, which has asked Newcastle based photographers to capture all the individual and diverse suburbs making up the city. Each suburb is then printed within a 32 page photo book, forming a 12 book set documenting our city in its entirety.


5 Press

5 Press is a collective of five Melbourne based artists brought together by an appreciation of handmade books and prints. The aim of the collective is to investigate these mediums, exploring the intimate experience of interacting with handmade objects.


Alphabet City Press

Alphabet City Press is Avril Makula, an award-winning book designer, bookbinder, and book artist. Alphabet City Press makes one-off and editioned artists books. All the books are hand-made, and explore ideas through typography, the alphabet, numbers, colour and design.


Anthony Calvert

Joy of Txt began life on a battered Nokia 3310 in London in 2002 and has been recharged for VOLUME 2015. Anthony's work explores the impact mobile phones have had on our daily lives and the way we communicate. His previous zine 'Nervous System' was featured in the Thames & Hudson book Fanzines (Teal Triggs, 2010).


Apropos. Provisional

Apropos.Provisional is a curated artist-run initiative dedicated to the exhibition and trade of local contemporary art and excellence in publishing. The reading room and gallery are now open at Apropos.Provisional in Perth.


Archer Magazine

Archer Magazine is an independent journal of sexual diversity, started in Melbourne in 2013. The print edition is published twice-yearly, and takes a snapshot of Australia's and the world's attitudes to sexuality, gender and identity at the time of publication.


Art Paper Editions


ARTAND collaborates with artists on limited edition objects and books. We are not-for-profit and are committed to promoting contemporary practices, education, and supporting cross-disciplinary creative projects.


Artist Collective

Artist Collective is a group of contemporary artists with diverse insight into the concept and practice of Sydney's emerging artists. Here they present a series of self published titles, made independently and collaboratively, conveying ideals in sincerity and the belief that from process comes concept.


Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive

The Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive (APPA), is a not-for-profit physical archive of self-published and independent photobooks established to promote the production, dissemination and discussion of photobooks from the Asia-Pacific region. 

The APPA provides a ‘real’ way to see photobooks with a permanent space in Melbourne open to the public, and a program of events at photography festivals, and institutions all over the world. Since 2013 the Archive has held events in Melbourne, Sydney, Tokyo, Cambodia, Malaysia, Dublin, New York, Washington DC and San Francisco.


Assemble Papers

We are a young, online and biannual print publication with an old soul, exploring the culture of living closer together and small footprint life. We cover art, design, architecture, urbanism, the environment, and financial affairs.



BIG EGO BOOKS is a new Sydney based online bookseller specialising in esoteric and hard-to-find titles. Hand-picked are only the best books, covering a wide range of subjects, including art, photography, architecture, interiors, and fashion. BIG EGO BOOKS is carefully curated by artists Emily Hunt and Raquel Caballero, the duo behind DUKE Magazine, a satirical journal which spoofed traditional and current magazines.


Big Fag Press

The Big Fag Press is a Sydney-based Artist Run Initiative. We use our 4-tonne offset proofing press to print limited edition works by artists and designers. We are committed to the development of creative partnerships with artists and the wider community, providing access to high-quality offset printing, artist residencies, internships and community engagement projects.


Black Eye Gallery

Black Eye Gallery exhibits contemporary photography and is committed to representing the photographic art-form from both established and emerging artists. Black Eye Gallery also stocks limited edition fine art publications from Australia's leading photographers and publishers.


Bloom Publishing

Bloom is an independent publishing house based in Melbourne, Australia.



Blurb is a self publishing and marketing platform that makes it easy for anyone to design, publish, promote and sell professional-quality printed books, magazines and eBooks. Blurb authors have created millions of books using our full suite of free book-making tools. Today a new book is created at Blurb every minute.


Books Kinokuniya

A showcase of independent Japanese publishing, curated by Books Kinokuniya.


Bookwork Press

Bookwork Press is a Sydney based independent publisher of visual essays, artist’s books, and illustrated editions, founded in 2015 by designer and writer Zoë Sadokierski.


Brunswick Street Gallery

Brunswick Street Gallery is a platform for the exhibition of diverse creative practices. Since opening its doors in 2007, the gallery has maintained a persistent dedication to providing space for emerging art practices to be viewed and experienced. Our goal is to create an accessible environment where artists can find recognition and new collectors can engage.


Cameron James Cope

In descending order of accuracy, Cameron James Cope is an MFA candidate, image conjurer, purveyor of word stimulants, travel fiend, and cat burglar. His ascending order of priorities are teaching photography, writing/photographing editorial features, and exploring contemporary legacies of the colonial past through art practice.


Campbelltown Arts Centre

Campbelltown Arts Centre is a contemporary arts centre in Sydney’s south west. It presents visual arts, music, dance, performance, and live arts. For VOLUME 2015, the art centre will present a selection of catalogues from recent exhibitions.


Cedar Lewisohn

Cedar Leisohn is an artist, writer, and curator. Through his studio practice he explores cultural narratives from various historic positions. He is also interested in various forms of publishing, bookmaking and alternative platforms for the display and dissemination of art. This is often where his studio practice over-laps with curatorial projects.


China Heights Gallery

China Heights Gallery is a Sydney based gallery and studio, established in 2004, exhibiting both local and international artists. The independent gallery focuses on emerging and established artists alike, producing and distributing short run books, prints, zines, and artist editions.


Chris Mansell

Chris Mansell's work embodies the intersectionality of object and word; materiality deepens and interrogates the text. In preferencing some aspects of language, reading and comprehension is changed. The Quiet Book, for example, dispenses with lexical content and leaves only structure. RUBRICS, however, occludes, then slowly reveals, possible poems within poems. Stung More and Words, mainly hinges further explores this.


Corraini Edizioni

Corraini Edizioni is a publishing house and an art gallery based in Italy. It is a publishing workshop open to artists, illustrators and designers to create books. Publications traverse artists books for children, design, illustration, and contemporary art. Bruno Munari stands out among our numerous collaborations.



CYCLOPS PRESS and T&G Publishing are two boutique publishing companies specialising in publishing art books featuring Australian photography.


Deidre Brollo

Deidre Brollo is an artist who works primarily with artists’ books, print media, and installation. Her work is an ongoing consideration of memory as it relates to time, place, and materiality. She uses the interactivity of the book form as a means of engaging haptic memory and perception.


Deanna Hitti

Deanna Hitti's is a printmaker based in Melbourne, Australia. Her artists' books have been widely exhibited nationally and internationally. They have been selected for numerous Australian print awards and are acquired by major collections in Australia including The State Library of Victoria and the National Library of Australia.


Diane Inc.

Diane Inc. is a very small time publishing house from Melbourne. As the internet becomes more inundated with images, they lose the power that they have when viewed in print, and that's essentially the reason we exist. We work with local and international photographers, artists and designers, with everything we do being a run of a hundred or less.


Dirty Queer Magazine

Providing an Australian perspective on local and international queer community, arts and culture, Dirty Queer Magazine is independently published in Sydney, since 2010. We focus on in-depth features and photo essays, presenting established and emerging talent with diverse genders, sexes, ages, ethnicities, and body types. With six issues under our belt, the magazine is collectible, building a body of work around queer culture, arts, and community.



Discipline is a publisher and contemporary art journal edited by Nicholas Croggon, David Homewood, and Helen Hughes. Alongside artist pages and interviews, it publishes research essays about contemporary Australian art, and histories and theories of contemporary art as a global industry or phenomenon.


Elizabeth Day

Discontinued narratives of migration: Ficto-critical texts and images by Elizabeth Day.


Lives of the Artists

Lives of the Artists was an art magazine edited, printed and published by artist Elizabeth Pulie in the years 2002-2005. The content, provided by local artists and friends, included reviews, articles, essays, interviews and artist's pages, and maintained a focus on the artist as personality and an interest in the details of artist's lives.


Emblem Books / Omo Books


Emblem Books publishes contemporary art, design, and visual culture.


Omo Books is a queer imprint presenting the creative outputs of people who relate to difference and otherness in their sexuality, gender or way of being.


Flora Mavrommati

Being exhibited at VOLUME 2015 is a catalogue for the self-portrait group show "My Unique self" curated by Flora Mavrommati. The art book is edited by Flora Mavrommati and includes all artists' statements, images of the works, paintings, photographs, glass, collages, poetry, songs, videos, and live performances. In the exhibition participated thirty-five artists from Australia, Europe, and America.



Formist make carefully considered products, objects and editions. Mediums vary from traditional publications, to artists editions and limited books, to digital editions, typefaces, prints and posters. Every edition is an endeavour to share content that is progressive and beautiful.


Gertrude Contemporary

Gertrude Contemporary is an art gallery and studio complex in Melbourne, Australia. With the artist placed firmly at the centre of its community, Gertrude Contemporary fosters a culture of risk, collaboration, and critical-thinking. It is a dynamic centre for the production and presentation of contemporary art.


The Good Copy

The Good Copy is a writing studio, a shop, a school and a publisher. Do we even know what we’re doing omg why are we doing all these things at once? Because we think it might only work if you do it all at once.


Grey Projects

Grey Projects is an arts platform for publication, curatorial, and exchange activities. We support nascent practices with exhibitions, writings, and residencies, among other resources. We look for art experiments, design propositions, new writing, and curatorial practices. As a venue, Grey Projects is a workspace, library, gallery, studio, and residency space. 


Hatje Cantz Verlag

Hatje Cantz Verlag is an esteemed German art and photography publisher. They produce premium books that are produced in close collaboration with artists and curators. With extremely high production, design and editorial standards, their profile has always been shaped by tradition and avant-garde from all over the world. 



Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

The Institute of Modern Art (IMA) has been a leading independent space in Australia for forty years. The IMA has a longstanding commitment to research and a rich history of publishing critical readers, exhibition catalogues, and artist monographs. In 2014, the IMA started a partnership with Berlin based Motto Distribution.


Johanna Ng

Mainly a drawer but also photographs. Is usually in a Chinese-Australian-Asian identity crisis and more or less deals with it in her artist leanings.


John Werrett

OUT OF THE DARK brings together thirty-four years practise, in ten chapters each with introductory text, eighty-two images from ten projects. The majority are mono-chrome, but the more recent work is in colour. Respect for, and the dignity shown by those photographed, is the vein paramount in this mostly analogue work.


Kate Golding

"I scan my body, part by part. Scalp, face, ears, throat... moving through flesh, muscle, organs and joints until I reach my toes." Golding's 2015 self-published photobook 'Within You Without You' presents a meditation in twenty images.


Keg De Souza

Keg de Souza is an artist and bookbinder who has been self-publishing zines and artist’s books under the name All Thumbs Press for over fifteen years. On display you will find Keg de Souza’s illustrated hand-bound editions, one with a 7” record soundtrack.


Kenny Pittock

Hi, my name's Kenny Pittock. I'm a 27 year old artist from Melbourne. At my stall is a collection of self published books I've made compiling some of my drawings and writing. I think you'd like them. Come say hi and have a look. Please don't make me beg.



KNOWLEDGE EDITIONS is an independent publisher of printed matter that investigates and analyses the world through archival knowledge by: cataloguing, collecting, documenting, and seriality. 


KRASS Journal

KRASS Journal is a bi-annual arts and culture journal. With the tag line independent, ambitious, gracefully impolite, KRASS Journal publishes diverse opinions and thoughts. Issue 1 features conversations with provocateurs and photographers, human rights lawyers and political activists. KRASS Journal is an ode to the defiant and the curious.



Künstler is a magazine and book store in Brisbane, Australia that specialises in independent and small-press publications about art, design, fashion, food and society. 


Ladies of Leisure

Ladies of Leisure (LOL) is a publication about up and coming creative women. We want to excite, inspire and encourage through profiling women who are making it happen on their own and providing insights as to how they're doing it. LOL is a community that celebrates strength, weakness, success and process.


Leigh Rigozzi

Leigh Rigozzi is a Sydney based artist and zine maker. He has exhibited in various locations around Australia, self-published dozens of zines, and edited two editions of Australian comics anthology Blood & Thunder.



M.33 specialises in contemporary photography. We work collaboratively with artists and designers to produce books which aim for a balance between thoughtful content and excellent design. M.33 has published some of Australia’s most interesting photographic artists including Jane Burton, Darren Sylvester, Jesse Marlow, Janina Green, Drew Pettifer and Peter Milne.



Founded by Michael Mack in 2010, following two decades working alongside legendary German publisher Gerhard Steidl, MACK is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading contemporary publishers making autonomous book works with photographers, artists and curators. While publishing the work of highly regarded photographers and artists such as Paul Graham, Alec Soth, Luigi Ghirri, Collier Schorr, Thomas Demand, Ron Jude and Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, the publisher has also made a name for helping break new talent, with several of MACK’s most popular titles featuring the work of a younger generation of photographers such a J Carrier, Christian Patterson, Joanna Piotrowska and Aleix Plademunt. 


Momento Pro

Momento Pro is Australia's oldest on-demand book service, dedicated to producing premium hardcover and softcover books for professional photographers and artists. Digital offset and inkjet printing is available, and our new Volume Order formats and pricing are designed for creatives wishing to self-publish limited editions of 25 to 250 book.


Men In This Town

No One Special

No One Special is a DIY publishing house based in Coburg, Australia. We release books, zines, and music. We are influenced by our immediate surroundings and what it means to produce physical objects in the internet age


Nola Farman

Nola Farman is an interdisciplinary artist with a diverse practice. Her primary focus is on the book in its codex form. As such, it is kinetic and participatory. At best, the meaning of each book can only be understood when in the hands of the reader. The Garden Path Press.


not.terryreid and The Real Denis Mizzi

Presenting a feast on a table with disparate publications by remarkable artists demonstrating willingness for risk, all introducing plasticity as antidote to rigidity of status quo; INCLUDED ARTISTS are invited for periodic attendance at the table to dialogue with the public.



After six years of publishing Das Superpaper in Australia, Das Platforms is proud to announce the launch of Oberon, a new international, bi-annual magazine. Oberon presents the best of international contemporary art in the world of literature, philosophy, economics, politics, sociology, psychology, history, law, and science. In your carry-on or on your coffee-table Oberon is your companion to the world of art.


onestar press

In 2000, Mélanie Scarciglia and Christophe Boutin co-founded onestar press, a publishing house dedicated to the publication of books and multiples created by more than 300 international artists among them: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Claire Fontaine, Pierre Huyghe, Jonathan Monk, Slavs and Tatars and Lawrence Weiner.



OSMOS is both a project space in the East Village of Manhattan and a publishing program of artists and photographers. With OSMOS Books, OSMOS Magazine, OSMOS Editions and Exhibitions, Cay Sophie Rabinowitz has developed her independent endeavor into a uniquely integrated concept for international curatorial and editorial activities.


Particle Books

Particle Books is a small publishing project based in Melbourne that exists to create and share photography oriented publications with the world.


Performance Space

Performance Space is Australia's crucible for risk-taking artists. Emerging over 30 years ago in response to artists’ articulated desire to explore and investigate new forms of art, Performance Space has consistently identified, nurtured and presented new directions in contemporary practice. We champion risk, experimentation, and new modes of creative expression.


Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

The Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts is a leading multi-disciplinary arts organisation and has been publishing a multitude of publications for solo and group exhibitions, niche artist projects, editions and more, for over twenty-five years. PICA will also be exhibiting a selection of independent publications from previous and future collaborating artists.


Dr Peter Hill

Dr Peter Hill is a Glasgow-born Australian artist, writer and independent curator. For over 25 years he has been creating what he calls Superfictions. These hybrid artworks exist in the gap between installation art and literary fiction.


Photography and Situated Media, University of Technology Sydney

The Bachelor of Design in Photography and Situated Media at UTS is a degree program that explores the image in terms of its cultural history, material uses and social implications. PSM equips its graduates with the visual literacy and technical skills they require to hold leading positions in image-based design professions.



PITCH Zine is an independent digital publication focusing on emerging talent from global fashion, art, and design. Created in early 2011, PITCH bridges the gap between start-ups, forward-thinkers and established figures within the Australian and international creative industries.


Press Books

A store of Independent and self published books and zines.


Pneuma Photo Books & Zines

Pneuma books is a creative group that publishes short run, independent photo books and zines. Pneu-ma (noun) Vital Spirit, the Soul.


Raffles College

The photography department at Raffles College Parramatta requires students to create printed works throughout their degree, impressing the importance of print in an age of digital technology. On display are a variety of publications, both traditional and conceptual, by Raffles College staff, students, and graduates.


Rural Ranga

Sex, humor and satire are what artist Rural Ranga loves. Growing up in country Victoria, he hustled his way to NYC to work at MoMA and exhibit at the New York Art Book Fair at PS1. His books Wank Bank and HOMOlita are two playful documentations of human behaviour. 


Red Hand Prints

Founded in 1998 and now in its third form, Red Hand Prints is a private workshop primary focused in the work of Franck Gohier, Chayni Hanry, and other selected artists. They produce fine art prints that cover a range of issues including cultural concerns, politics and satire, many of which hold a strong regional focus upon the Northern Territory.


Remote Photo Books

Remote Photo Books distributes select photobooks and photo-related publications from both established and emerging photographers, photobook makers and independent publishers in New Zealand.


Runway Australian Experimental Art

Runway is an independent Australian experimental art journal run by a collective of Australian artists, writers and curators based in Australia and internationally. Published three times annually, free and online, Runway includes features, interviews, artist commissions, reviews, and international updates. Issues are organised thematically, with content commissioned from open callouts.


Russian Glue Press

Russian Glue Press is an independent publishing press based in Melbourne, Australia, focusing on limited photography zines, books, and other printed goods.


Schwartz City

Schwartz City publish many of Australia's finest leading artists, including Shaun Gladwell, Mike Parr, Marco Fusinato, Dale Frank and Danielvon Sturrner. We are proud to announce the 2015 release of Marco Fusinato's monograph 'Let's Destroy Work' and Daniel von Stumer's 'Focus & Field'.



Speakeasy Cinema is a film series that has been gypsying around Melbourne since 2009. It now has its own home in the saw-toothed mansions of Grey Gardens, Fitzroy. We screen the overlooked and underseen, and films that we think are worth talking about, on, or off the rocks. 

The film screenings at Volume 2015 have been programmed by Speakeasy Cinema and include the critically-acclaimed HOW TO MAKE A BOOK WITH STEIDLFinding Vivian Maier and Helvetica


State Team WA

Somewhere between survey and collection, State Team WA is a touring cohort representing Western Australian based artists. We engage with the geographical isolation of our home through the physical distribution of artist publications; creating transportable, tactile experiences to engage audiences, open dialogues and instigate collaborations.


Stephen Dupont

Exhibited are Stephen Dupont’s limited edition hand-made photo artist books and small print run published books. Exclusive launch of the limited edition book of one hundred of Stephen Dupont’s new steidl book, generation AK: The Afghanistan Wars 1993-2012.



Surpllus is an independent publisher of printed matter pertaining to critical and speculative practices across art, design, architecture, writing, and curation. Projects include (but are not limited to) artists’ books and zines, monographs, archival studies, exhibition catalogues, and critical writing and theory.


Sydney BAG

Avril Makula, Cathie Edlington, Cindy Tonkin, Gary Smith, Julie Bookless, Lisa Giles and Sandra Winkworth.


Tai Snaith

Tai Snaith is a Melbourne based visual artist and author. Tai has recently published two picture books; The Family Hour in Australia (2012) and Sticks and Stones, Animal Homes (2014), with Thames and Hudson. Tai will have two self-published artist’s books available; Free (2013) and Portrait of a Sunday Painter (2015).


The Rizzeria

The Rizzeria is a collective of self-publishers and printmakers in Sydney, Australia. We own an RP3700 Risograph stencil press that we make available for public use through open print sessions.


Three Star Books

Three Star Books, founded in 2007, aims to render significant subjects into significant forms. Following their trademark of finely crafted, hand-made objects, each title closely follows the indications of the artist, elaborated in close discussion with the publishers. Artists published include Tauba Auerbach, John Baldessari, Maurizio Cattelan and Lawrence Weiner to name a few. 


Thorny Devil Press

Thorny Devil Press began publishing word-art-works by Richard Kelly Tipping in 1989. These include artist book folios of letterpress and screen prints, pressed-aluminium signs, sculpture multiples, photographic, and visual poetry books. Selected Thorny Devil Press publications are distributed through Printed Matter and MoMA Store NYC, and are in print collections including the British Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the National Gallery of Australia.


Throwdown Press

Throwdown Press was established in 2012 to research experimentation in print process, and to facilitate and foster dialogue to promote the broad methodological potential of printmaking in a contemporary art practice.



A small number of rare first editions of books from the 70’s available. ‘A Pedestrian Series of Postcards’ [American Institute of Graphic Arts Award 1977,] and ‘Not Ceasing to Loiter’ Adelaide 1975. 



Try Hard Editions is the in-house publishing imprint of Try Hard Magazine. Launching in 2015 it focuses on publishing limited-run artist books featuring Australian photographers.


un Projects

un Projects is an artist-led initiative that exists to generate independent and critical dialogue around Australian contemporary art. un Magazine, its flagship publication, has been published in Melbourne since 2004. With a focus on artists, artist-run initiatives and independent projects, un Magazine is a free, biannual magazine that is published both in print and online.


Uro Publications

Uro is a specialist publisher dedicated to the creation of authoritative and critically rigorous books on architecture and design. Established in 2009, the company is run by Andrew Mackenzie and Maitiú Ward, both former editors of the magazines Architectural Review Australia and (Inside) Interior Design Review.


West Space Journal

The West Space Journal is an online platform for criticism and commissions published twice a year. Our contributors are artists, writers, designers and musicians who have a particular interest in the critical dialogue surrounding contemporary art and its application online.




Film Screening: Helvetica

Film Screening

Sun, 13 Sep

Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room 206

A film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture, Helvetica looks at the proliferation of one typeface as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. Encompassing the worlds of design, advertising, psychology, and communication, the film explores urban spaces in major cities and invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day. 

Interviewees in Helvetica include some of the most illustrious and innovative names in the design world, including Erik Spiekermann, Matthew Carter, Massimo Vignelli, Wim Crouwel, Hermann Zapf, Neville Brody, Stefan Sagmeister, Michael Bierut, David Carson, Paula Scher, Jonathan Hoefler, Tobias Frere-Jones, Experimental Jetset, Michael C. Place, Norm, Alfred Hoffmann, Mike Parker, Bruno Steinert, Otmar Hoefer, Leslie Savan, Rick Poynor, and Lars Müller.

Dir. Gary Hustwit | USA | 2007 | 80 mins | Unrated 18+

Presented by Speakeasy Cinema

BOOK MACHINE Juried Event and Presentation

Juried Event and Presentation

Sun, 13 Sep

Artspace, Level 1

BOOK MACHINE connects emerging graphic designers and public participants through the creation of one-off artist books. BOOK MACHINE, Sydney is organised by onestar press and powered by Artspace, and will take place from 9–13 September, as the key public program for VOLUME 2015 | Another Art Book Fair. 

To mark the end of this five-day bookmaking initiative, join us for a juried event where a panel of art and publishing professionals will select and present their favourite publications produced through BOOK MACHINE, Sydney. 


Image: Juried Event at BOOK MACHINE (Los Angeles) powered by CalArts, Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair, 30–31 January 2015.


Book Launch

Sun, 13 Sep


It is with great pleasure that Artspace and Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) present this significant monograph on the work of Australian artist Justene Williams. Over a year in production, Justene Williams: The Curtain Breathed Deeply presents an in-depth investigation and visually arresting overview of her recent major commission presented at Artspace, Sydney in 2014 and MUMA, Melbourne in early 2015. The exhibition and this publication have been generously supported by Catalyst: Katherine Hannay Visual Arts Commission which enabled Artspace to support Williams in the production of this new work at a pivotal moment in her career.

Join Justene Williams and Artspace as we celebrate the launch of this expansive, full colour volume at xxpm, Sunday 13 September at VOLUME 2015 | Another Art Book Fair.

Herb & Dorothy

Film Screening

Sun, 13 Sep

Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room 206

The extraordinary story of an extraordinary couple, Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means.

Beginning in the early 1960s, they collected artworks guided by two rules: the piece had to be affordable, and it had to be small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment. Within these limitations, they proved themselves curatorial visionaries. Most of those they supported and befriended went on to become world-renowned artists: Sol LeWitt, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Richard Tuttle, Chuck Close, Robert Mangold, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Lynda Benglis, Pat Steir, Robert Barry, Lucio Pozzi, and Lawrence Weiner. They remained diminutive and unassuming, the two became a fixture on the New York art scene. 

Dir. Megumi Sasaki | USA | 2008 | 91 mins | G


Presented by Speakeasy Cinema

Make your own photobook with Garry Trinh


Sun, 13 Sep

Artspace, Level 2, Studio 201

Join Garry Trinh, Photographer Extraordinaire, for a hands-on workshop to make your own Instagram photobook. Using online templates, you'll learn how to design, sequence and edit your photos to create a tangible keepsake. Your book will be printed for free and mailed to you after VOLUME 2015.

This workshop is free but participants need to bring their own laptops and have an Instagram account. Please email volume@artspace.org.au with 'Garry Trinh' in the subject line to register. 

Trinh holds a BA in Visual Communications / Photography and Digital Imaging from the University of Western Sydney. He was the winner of the Sydney Life photography prize in 2007 and won the Auburn Mayoral Photographic Prize in 2009 and 2010. His photo book Just Heaps Surprised to be Alive was nominated for Photography Book of the Year at the 4th International Photo book Festival in Kassel, Germany. His work is collected by the Art Gallery of NSW. He has been exhibited at the Australian Centre for Photography, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Blacktown Arts Centre, Stills Gallery, Gallery 4A and many others. 

Trinh uses photography to capture unexpected and spontaneous moments in daily life and to express his personal ideas. His photographs are about a way of looking at the world, to reveal magic in the mundane. He hopes his photographs are read not just seen. 

Old World vs New World: Forms & Functions of Online Publishing


Sun, 13 Sep

Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room 2.06

A discussion about on vs. offline publishing, with speculations on future forms and the role of the hard copy by a panel of innovative Australian publishers, writers and artists. 

Kelly Fliedner and Rowan McNaught, West Space Journal
Benjamin Forster, Artist
Nick Garner, Das Superpaper, Oberon
David Greenhalgh, Archive_
Facilitated by Chloé Wolifson, Runway

Image: Benjamin Forster, Short Message Service, 2013, SMS detail

Graphic Content: Performative Zine Readings


Sun, 13 Sep

Artspace, Level 2, Studio 201

Leigh Rigozzi is a Sydney-based artist and zine maker. He has exhibited in various locations around Australia, self-published dozens of zines, and edited two editions of Australian comics anthology Blood & Thunder.

Keg de Souza is an artist and bookbinder who has been self-publishing zines and artist’s books under the name All Thumbs Press for over fifteen years.

Greg Sindel's practice revolves around writing and illustrating stories about superheroes, villains, monsters and robots. He has been drawing from an early age and is constantly creating and developing work, working from home as well as Studio Artes Northside. 

Lachlann Conn is an artist and illustrator. He is represented by The Jacky Winter Group for commercial illustration and makes a modest living mostly doing cartoony drawings for TV commercials, water bottles, shopping bags, collector plates and inflight magazines. He also has a fine art practice, which spans prints, comics and objects as well as multifaceted installations in collaboration with Michael Prior as Chronox.

Dada had only one rule – Never follow any known rules: Akky van Ogtrop, Monica Oppen and Ron McBurnie


Sun, 13 Sep

Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room 206

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some are to be chewed and digested.
                                              'Bacon’s Essays', Francis Bacon and Richard Whately, 1857

Akky van Ogtrop is an art historian and independent curator and her most recent project is Paper Contemporary, an exhibition component of Sydney Contemporary. Van Ogtrop graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, majoring in printmaking and has an MA in Fine Arts from Sydney University. As a director and  project manager of major arts events, she worked for the Biennale of Sydney, ARTiculate  Campaign, the World out West, and is the founder and Executive Director of the Sydney Art  on Paper Fair. She is an avid collector of arists books, zines and works of art on paper.

Monica Oppen is a book artist, printmaker and writer. She runs ANT Press, and has trained and worked as a hand binder with 20 years of binding experience. She has bound her own work and that of other artists. Her books are in public and private collections in Australia and overseas. Oppen is also a prominent collector of artists books and her library, the Bibliotheca Librorum apud Artificem, is accessible to the public by appointment.

Ron McBurnie works primarily in the areas of printmaking, painting and artist books. He has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions over the past 30 years and his work is represented in most Australian state galleries and the National Gallery of Australia. Based in Townsville, much of his work relates strongly to the tropical North Queensland environment but the artist also draws inspiration from traditions of British and European printmaking and painting. McBurnie is a lecturer at James Cook University in the School of Creative Art.

Image: Kurt Schwitters and Theo van Doesburg, Kleine Dada Soirée, 1922, lithograph, 30.2 x 30.2 cm. Courtesy Akky von Ogtrop

Poetry, Culture, Economy: Astrid Lorange, Elena Gomez, Amy Ireland and Eddie Hopely


Sun, 13 Sep

Artspace, Level 2, Studio 2.01

This session will consider 'poetry' in a broad sense: as a practice, in relation to contemporary art and alongside contemporary publishing possibilities. The speakers variously intersect in poetry and critical communities; these intersections will be examined in the context of new and emerging creative economies. 

Dr Astrid Lorange is a writer, researcher, and lecturer. She studied writing and cultural studies at the University of Technology, Sydney, where she completed her doctoral thesis on Gertrude Stein and Alfred North Whitehead. How Reading is Written: A Brief Index to Gertrude Stein was published by Wesleyan University Press in December 2014. Her current projects include a book on the history and future of radical pedagogy in the post-studio art school context (co-authored with Dr Tim Gregory) and a project to do with writing as (and alongside) contemporary art practice. Her writing practice includes text-based works in gallery shows and evental/durational performances and lectures. She co-edits the Sydney-based chapbook press SUS and currently lectures at UNSW Art & Design.

Elena Gomez co-hosts the occasional apartment poetry series, CELL, and co-edits SUS press. She is the author of two chapbooks, CHILL FLAKES (SUS press) and PER, a collaborative work with Eddie Hopely (Make Now Books). Her work can also be found online, at The Claudius App and Cordite. 

Amy Ireland is an experimental poet attuned to the darker labyrinths of theoretical and poetic production. She is writing a PhD on xenopoetics at the University of New South Wales, where she also teaches and lectures on Creative Writing; is co-convenor of the philosophy and aesthetics research group ‘Aesthetics After Finitude’; and is currently engaged in various poetry projects involving linguistic transcoding, 3D-printing, encryption, stealth technology, and projectiles. Ireland has also been known to collaborate with the infernal sound duo LORD AUCH! and she is a member of the technomaterialist transfeminist writing collective ‘Laboria Cuboniks’.

Eddie Hopely is a poet, teacher, and small press publisher from the United States currently living in Sydney. He organised Blanket, a Philadelphia poetics/talk series, and is the author of chapbooks such as Cannot contract, Rude door and New international collaboration in pen and ink. He co-edits SUS press. 

Text as resistance: Jon Campbell, Dr Christine Dean, Chayni Henry, Ian Milliss

Artists Talk

Sun, 13 Sep

Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room 2.06

Four artists with disparate practices discuss the use of text and print as potential forms of resistance with political and social agency.

With his use of words and phrases as imagery, Jon Campbell captures aspects of his culture that are both lived and observed, that are local and national and that can be spoken, sung, and painted. Campbell’s finely tuned paintings, banners, neons, flags and songs demonstrate his love of Australian vernacular. Popular music and its attendant culture, printing, design and advertising, also feature heavily in his practice. Campbell has held solo exhibitions at Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney; Uplands Gallery, Melbourne; Rm 103, Auckland; and Glen Eira City Gallery, Melbourne; and his work has been included in group exhibitions at ACC Galerie, Weimar, and Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany; TarraWarra Museum of Art; Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne; National Portrait Gallery, Canberra; ARTissima, Turin; MCA, Sydney; and Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne. Campbell has been a lecturer in painting at the VCA since 1999. He is represented by Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney.

Over the past three decades Dr Christine Dean's practice has embraced working as a visual artist, academic, writer and curator. Although Dean's work is predominantly painting it has also embraced installation and sculpture. Much of her work over the past twenty years has included text, taking the form of quotations relating to issues of gender, sexuality, local history and social commentary. Her work has been included in the exhibitions: Spirit + Place, MCA, Sydney, 1996; Juice, AGNSW, 1997; Monochromes, University of Queensland Art Gallery, 2000; Points of Departure, Tobey Fine Arts, New York, 2007; and Avoiding Myth and Message, MCA, Sydney, 2009. In 2000, Dean was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship and in 2001 the Australia Council Los Angeles Studio. Recently she held a solo show at Alaska Projects curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham.

Currently residing in Darwin, Chayni Henry is a largely self-taught artist whose work embraces narrative as form, depicting life events, historical anecdotes and occurrences through compositions that use large blocks of narrative text in company with a painting. Henry has exhibited widely across Australia, was selected for Primavera 2006 at the MCA, Sydney, and was an inaugural winner of the Togart Art Prize in 2007. Her work has been shown at Sherman Galleries, Fremantle Art Centre, Australian Gallery of Art and Design, Parliament House NT and many private galleries and ARIs in Australia and overseas. Henry also runs Red Hand Prints with artist Franck Gohier, which has a long history of working with Indigenous communities and producing politically and socially motivated posters. 

Ian Milliss began exhibiting in 1968 as the youngest member of Central Street Gallery. By 1971 his early conceptualism developed into a practice based on cultural activism working with community and political groups rather than the art market. The cultural issues he has worked with include green bans, prisons, unionism, artists rights, sustainable farming, community media and arts programs, heritage and conservation and climate change. In the last two years he has exhibited in a solo survey exhibition at Artspace; a joint exhibition with Lucas Ihlein at the Art Gallery of NSW about PA Yeomans sustainable farming innovations; a joint exhibition with Vernon Treweeke at Macquarie University Gallery; and in group shows ranging from Cementa 2013,  Monash University’s Art As A Verb to the Redfern Biennale 2014. He has written for Art Monthly Australia, Artlink, Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, RealTime Arts, Runway, Visual/Bind.

Image: Jon Campbell, Fuck yeah, 2014, enamel paint, cotton duck, 180 x 240 cm. Courtesy the artists and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney

un magazine with sarah rodigari

Artist Talk

Sun, 13 Sep

Artspace, Level 2, 2.01

un Magazine sub-editors Aodhan Madden and Beth Caird will be in conversation with artist and writer Sarah Rodigari about her recent practice, the label of 'queer' within artistic practice, and her soon to be published interview with Ariel Goldberg, Fashioning Radical Politics.

Image: Sarah Rodigari, Reach Out Touch Faith, performance with Emma Hall, commissioned and presented by Arts House for Going Nowhere, Melbourne, 2014.

Finding Vivian Maier

Film Screening

Sat, 12 Sep

Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room (2.06)

The brilliant eye of underground photographer Vivian Maier came to light in 2007 when John Maloof discovered her work at an auction house in Chicago. Maier was a French-American woman who worked as a nanny most of her life, but secretly took over 100,000 photographs, hiding her creative life from those around her. Discovered decades later, Maier is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest street photographers. In this critically acclaimed documentary Maier’s mysterious ‘other’ life is revealed.

Dir. John Maloof and Charlie Siskel | USA | 2014 | 84 mins | PG


Presented by Speakeasy Cinema


Film Screening

Sat, 12 Sep

Artspace, Level 2, Studio 201

Visionary German art-book publisher Gerhard Steidl is a maverick in the age of digital media. For over 40 years he has combined the roles of printer and publisher and perfectionist that has seen him personally check each sheet leaving his printing shop in Göttingen.

This extraordinary study of craftsmanship follows Steidl as he travels the world to meet and collaborate with such renowned figures as Robert Frank, Ed Ruscha and Gunter Grass to produce beautiful books.

Dir. Gereon Wetzel and Joerg Adolph | Germany| 2010 | 88 mins | Unrated 18+


Presented by Speakeasy Cinema

LAUNCH: The Bureau of Writing


Sat, 12 Sep

Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room 206

A collaborative writing program for artists presented by Artspace and the Biennale of Sydney

Launched by Stephanie Rosenthal, Artistic Director, 20th Biennale of Sydney;
and Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director, Artspace;
with readings by the six project participants

Increasingly, visual arts practitioners are working collaboratively and on the fringes of other disciplines; equally, contemporary writing practices merge genres, and engage with virtual and physical spaces. This project aims to encourage these conversations and explore the ways that different disciplines fold into contemporary writing.

Australian and international artists, curators, writers, academics and participants in the 20th Biennale of Sydney will come to Sydney for a series of talks, public programs and workshops that will explore such questions as: How might writing constitute performance? How is meaning produced through language? How has our understanding of text been changed through experimental, performative, feminist, queer and ficto-critical writing practices? What online spaces and methods are being used for writing today?

Six participants were selected in August 2015 from a pool of over 70 applicants to take part in the program, which comprises a focused series of workshops taking place between September 2015 and March 2016 in Sydney. Over this period, new work is to be developed in sprints and over longer durations, in a mix of collaborative and individual processes, and in dialogue with the workshop facilitators. The project aims to provide support of new work and a range of presentation platforms. The outcomes are not prescribed but the intention is for new work to be presented and published in May and June 2016, as part of the official program of the 20th Biennale of Sydney.


Andrew Brooks (Sydney)
Beth Caird and Aodhan Madden (Melbourne)
Kelly Fliedner (Melbourne)
Benjamin Forster (Sydney)
Astrid Lorange (Sydney)
Sarah Rodigari (Sydney)


Andrew Brooks
 is a Sydney-based artist, writer, curator and organiser. His work explores the politics of systems and contemporary aesthetics in the extended age of crisis, and takes the form of texts, installations, performances, lectures and sound recordings. He is a co-director of Firstdraft Gallery, a former curator of the NOW now Festival of Exploratory Art and a PhD candidate at UNSW Art and Design. He has performed and/or exhibited in Europe, Japan, New Zealand and Australia.

Beth Caird and Aodhan Madden are both artists and writers. Collaboratively they have worked as sub-editors for Issue 9 of un Magazine, produced the art/writing/labour performance Burn Rate at the Emerging Writers’ Festival, and have exhibited in art spaces across Australia and New Zealand.

Kelly Fliedner is a writer, curator, and co-founder and co-editor of the West Space Journal (with Rowan McNaught), an online platform for criticism and commissions. She was Program Curator of West Space from 2009 until 2013 and has been involved with the organisation in a variety of ways since 2006. She has also worked with organisations such as Monash University Museum of Art, MPavilion, Next Wave, un Magazine, and Melbourne Fringe, and was part of the Gertrude Contemporary Emerging Writers Program.

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Astrid Lorange is a writer, editor and teacher from Sydney. She lectures at UNSW Art & Design, where she researches writing and its relationship to contemporary art. She runs the talk series Conspiracy at Minerva Gallery in Potts Point. How Reading is Written: A Brief Index to Gertrude Stein was published by Wesleyan University Press in 2014. Poetry books include Eating and Speaking, Minor Dogs, one that made it alike and Pathetic Tower. Other work has been published in Das Superpaper, Artlink, un Magazine, Seizure, Jacket and Cordite, and exhibited at 107 Projects, 55 Sydenham Rd and the Margaret Lawrence Gallery. Lorange regularly speaks, performs, organises and arranges at galleries and festivals around Australia. In early 2016 she is co-curating (with Vaughan O’Connor) Hell Broth, a group show at Firstdraft featuring works from emerging artists, designers and writers.

Sarah Rodigari addresses economies of exchange pertaining to socio-political engagement, shared authorship and new institutionalism. The form of her work is responsive and context specific. Her workingmethod is interdisciplinary and recent projects take the form of performance, installations, text, video, curating and collaboration. Rodigari has presented work nationally and internationally, and is a PhD candidate in Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong. She is a founding member of the collective Field Theory; who make and support art projects that cross disciplines, shift contexts and seek new strategies for intervening in the public sphere. She has written for and edited publications on performance, and is co-curator of the Sydney performance program Restaging, Restaging Histories.

Dr Peter Hill - True Lies and Superfictions: The Museum of Doubt


Sat, 12 Sep

Artspace, Level 2, 2.01

Dr Peter Hill is a Glasgow-born Australian artist, writer and independent curator. For over 25 years he has been creating what he calls Superfictions. These hybrid artworks exist in the gap between installation art and literary fiction. In this presentation he will give a brief overview of the history of Superfictions and finish with examples from two recent solo exhibitions: The Museum of Doubt and Paintforum International.

Designing for Photobooks


Sat, 12 Sep

Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room (2.06)

Practical advice from professionals currently involved in photobook and art book design, covering various stages of the process, including:

  • Book format, materials, packaging as part of the design

  • Dummy books and artist proofs

  • Photographer vs editor vs designer dynamics and objectives

  • Critically and commercially successful photobook designs

Chris Stewart, Associate Professor, Photography, University of Technology Sydney
Heidi Romano, Director and Founder of Photobook Melbourne
Tom EvangeledisBlack Eye Gallery for Contemporary Photography
Esther Teichmann, Photographer
Chloe Ferres, Photographer, designer

Queer and Now

Panel Discussion

Sat, 12 Sep

Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room (2.06)

A collective of artists, writers, designers and publishers championing sexual and gender diversity will share their experiences in the world of queer writing and publishing.

Ricardo Felipe, is an independent designer and publisher with 20 years of design and cultural industry experience. As a designer, his recent clients include the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Institute of Modern Art, Artspace, and the Powerhouse Museum. He runs Emblem Books, producing quality titles on contemporary art, design and culture, and Omo Books is a new imprint dedicated to the work of queer thinkers, writers and image-makers.

Lucy Watson is Archer Magazine's online editor. She also regularly contributes articles on queer issues to The Brag and New Matilda, and is completing her PhD on the various ways queer people interact with mainstream celebrity media. 

Editor of Dirty Queer Magazine, Xavier Moustache is a Sydney-based artist, trans activist, educator and all round creative type. With a long history of community contribution, he has supported and advocated for GLBTIQ communities for over 12 years. Dirty Queer provides an Australian perspective on local and international queer community, arts and culture. Independently published in Sydney since 2010, the magazine includes in-depth features and photo essays, presenting established and emerging talent with diverse genders, sexes, ages, ethnicities, and body types.

Adam Seymour (aka Rural Ranga
Sex, humour and satire are what artist Rural Ranga loves. Growing up in country Victoria, he hustled his way to NYC to work at MoMA and exhibit at the New York Art Book Fair at PS1. His books Wank Bank and HOMOlita are two playful documentations of human behaviour. 

In 2013 Casey Legler received much attention for inserting herself into the system of fashion marketing by being the first woman to be represented and employed with Ford exclusively as a male model. Legler has since worked with some of the world’s most influential fashion photographers and her figurative work has appeared in The Guardian, Time, Vogue and Dazed & Confused. In her first solo exhibition at OSMOS in New York in 2014, Legler unveiled different narrative works that involved in some way the artist as impersonator and viewer, and the clichéd signatures of social identity that get embroiled in a personification. Legler has recently finished her memoir recounting her girlhood and years as an Olympic athlete – Godspeed, published Simon & Schuster (Atria) is due out in 2016.

Adrian Heathfield: Flesh–Event–Writing


Sat, 12 Sep

Artspace, Level 2, Studio 201

Artspace and the Biennale of Sydney are pleased to host the seminar Flesh–Event–Writing, a communal conversation led by writer and curator Adrian Heathfield, who works across the scenes of live art, performance and dance. This seminar will explore approaches to writing practice that reconfigure the relation between embodiment and textuality – in particular thinking through the impacts of écriture féminine, performative writing, affect theory and ficto-criticism. What are the relations between these writings and a poetics of the event?

Flesh–Event–Writing is part of The Bureau of Writing, a collaborative writing program designed for artists and presented alongside the 20th Biennale of Sydney.

Please note this 2.5 hour seminar is open for a limited number of participants and requires preparatory reading. There is no cost for taking part but registration is essential. Please email programs@biennaleofsydney.com.au (with the subject line ‘Flesh–Event–Writing’) by 5 September to register your interest in taking part.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. It has been made possible through the generous support of the Keir Foundation. 

Why Publish?


Sat, 12 Sep

Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room 206

Whether anchored to notions of criticality, creativity, dissemination or resistance, the act of publishing broaches an endless span of implications, justifications and ideological positions. In the panel discussion Why Publish? we ask publishers of different generations, genres and attitudes just why they do what they do.

Shannon Michael Cane, Printed Matter
Cane is a writer, curator, collector and publisher originally from Melbourne. After publishing and editing the seminal queer art journal THEY SHOOT HOMO’S DON’T THEY? for five years, he moved to New York in 2008 to work at the world’s largest non-profit specialising in artists books, Printed Matter, Inc. Currently working as the Curator of Fairs and Editions he is responsible for staging the NY and LA Art Book Fairs. 

Daniel Boetker-Smith, Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive
The Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive is a not-for-profit physical archive of self-published and independent photobooks established to promote the production, dissemination and discussion of photobooks from the Asia-Pacific region.

Helen Frajman, M33
M.33 specialises in contemporary photography. We work collaboratively with artists and designers to produce books which aim for a balance between thoughtful content and excellent design. M.33 has published some of Australia’s most interesting photographic artists including Jane Burton, Darren Sylvester, Jesse Marlow, Janina Green, Drew Pettifer and Peter Milne.

Brad Haylock, Surpllus
Surpllus is an independent publisher of printed matter pertaining to critical and speculative practices across art, design, architecture, writing and curation. Projects include (but are not limited to) artists’ books and zines, exhibition catalogues, and critical writing and theory. Surpllus is conceived as a platform for dialogue and exchange, and as a channel for the initiation or dissemination of unconventional print projects. Surpllus is also intended as an inquiry into contemporary publishing strategies — projects therefore differ in respect of form, print run and mode of distribution.

Jack Harries and Geordie CargillThe Heavy Collective  and Press Books
The Heavy Collective is a Sydney-based online/offline publication championing contemporary photography from around the globe. In partnership with Chris Loutfy from Goodspace Gallery, The Heavy Collective last year opened Press Books, Sydney’s first independent book store for photography and independent artist publications. 

Image: Jeremy Deller, I’d rather be Reading, 2013, screenprint on plexi, signed edition of 100, 2014 LAABF Fundraising Edition, Printed Matter Inc., New York, 2013.

Celeste Juliet Aldahn and Del Lumanta: Techno-Pagan Battleground


Sat, 12 Sep

Artspace, Level 2, Studio 2.01

Artist Celeste Juliet Aldahn will present a reading of text-work in development for Techno-Pagan Battleground. Set against sound work by Sydney-based artist Del LumantaTechno-Pagan Battleground explores the continuum between projected and 'real life' bodies and examines concepts of power and sexuality.

Aldahn is an artist, musician and performer in-residence at Artspace from South Australia. She graduated from UniSA in 2011 and has since exhibited nationwide, most recently, Sploshing! at 55 Sydenham Rd, Sydney and Maiden, Mother, Crone at Blindside Gallery, Melbourne. Working across sculpture, installation, performance and music, her current research concerns representations of power, the erotic and the female body in contemporary popular, counter and girl culture, and intersections with new age spirituality.

Del Lumanta is an artist and musician from Sydney, currently undertaking her MFA at Sydney College of the Arts. She has exhibited and performed in Sydney and Melbourne, curated the mini-festival Symptoms of Failure at Firstdraft, Double Vision at the Museum of Contemporary Art and produces for FBi Radio’s art and ideas program Canvas. She is currently curating the second series of Double Vision, a showcase of Australian experimental and DIY music at Verge Gallery, Sydney.

Cedar Lewisohn: Between fact and fiction

Artist Talk

Sat, 12 Sep

Artspace, Level 2, Studio 2.01

Cedar Lewisohn is an artist, writer and curator based in London. He has developed many museum projects for institutions such as Tate Britain, Tate Modern and The British Council. He is widely published and is the author of two books (Street Art: The Graffiti Revolution published by Tate, and Abstract Graffiti, published by Merrel). His studio practice takes various forms, primarily largescale wood carving and drawing. He is also interested in various forms of publishing, artist books and alternative platforms for the display and dissemination of art. This is often where his studio practice over-laps with curatorial projects.

Sonya Jeffery and Zoë Sadokierski

Artist Talk

Sat, 12 Sep

Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room 2.06

Sonya Jeffery from Books at Manic will meander through the history of art book and magazine distribution in Australia from the early 1980s, looking at parallels between then and now in relation to small press art publishing. 

Zoë Sadokierski has been experimenting with print-on-demand publishing for several years. In this talk she will discuss accidentally falling in love with Ed Ruscha while researching artists books in the MoMA Library in NYC, which led to her creating a Ruscha tribute book in one week, using the 'Espresso Book Machine' at McNally Jackson bookstore.

MAKE YOUR INSTA PHOTOBOOK with the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive


Sat, 12 Sep

Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive, Level 1

At VOLUME 2015, the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive (APPA) will be showing a large selection of books from its collection, some never seen before in Australia.

The APPA team will also be running FREE photobook-making workshops 'with a difference'...  See what narrative you can give the everyday by simply going through your instagram account and using the hashtag #volumeIGbook to alert us to which images you want to be printed for you. We search for the #, download and print out your images so you can sort, sequence, bind and share your photobook. The APPA team will have printing and binding facilities on hand to help you make your book. All materials included, workshop is open to all ages over the entire weekend (from 11 am on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September).   

We will display a collection of the photobooks for the duration of VOLUME 2015, after which they can then be collected or submitted to the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive.

The Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive (APPA), is a not-for-profit physical archive of self-published and independent photobooks established to promote the production, dissemination and discussion of photobooks from the Asia-Pacific region. 

The APPA provides a ‘real’ way to see photobooks with a permanent space in Melbourne open to the public, and a program of events at photography festivals, and institutions all over the world. Since 2013 the Archive has held events in Melbourne, Sydney, Tokyo, Cambodia, Malaysia, Dublin, New York, Washington DC, & San Francisco.

VOLUME 2015 Afterparty at Firstdraft


Fri, 11 Sep


Firstdraft presents Specifically Speaking curated by David Capra

Following from the festivities of VOLUME 2015 | Another Art Book Fair, join Australia's longest running artist-run initiative Firstdraft for a unique party celebrating an artist's way with words. The night will present performances, dazzling powerpoint presentations, a lip sync battle and roaming karaoke. Drinks and food available.

Mitchel Cumming
Daniel Green
Kate MacDonald
Daniel McKewen
Giselle Stanborough
The Rangoons
Pia Van Gelder & James Nichols' Croon-A-Cart

7–11pm, $5 entry
13–17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo

For timings and more information visit www.firstdraft.org.au

Image: Daniel McKewen, Something 2.0, 2011, still from single-channel HD video, infinite loop. Courtesy
the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

Beautiful Losers

Film Screening

Fri, 11 Sep

Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room

A portrait of the former nerds, freaks and outsiders who coalesced around New York’s Alleged Gallery in the ’90s, and became accidental art-stars. Rooted in the DIY worlds of skate, surf, punk, hip hop and graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led, and in doing so created one of the most influential cultural moments of a generation.

Featuring Shepard Fairey, Stephen ‘ESPO’ Powers, Mike Mills, Geoff McFetridge, Harmony Korine, Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Barry McGee, and music by Money Mark, Beautiful Losers looks at a potent creative time in New York, when the outsiders became ‘in’, and celebrates the creative ethos that continues to inspire them. 

Dir. Aaron Rose | USA | 2008 | 90 min | R+

Presented  by Speakeasy Cinema

Opening of VOLUME 2015 | Another Art Book Fair


Fri, 11 Sep


Join us at Artspace for the official opening of VOLUME 2015 | Another Art Book Fair, Asia-Pacific's largest Art Book Fair and the first of what is to become a biennial Art Book Fair presented at Artspace.

STATE YOUR PURPOSE: A Collaborative Banner Making Workshop Facilitated by NAVA


Fri, 11 Sep

NAVA office, The Gunnery, Level 1

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 5:00 pm Sun, 13 Sep 2015 6:00 pm

The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) invites attendees to create slogans and banners that express their sentiments on the current state of arts policy and funding. These banners will be photographed and published in a book that will be broadly distributed for arts advocacy purposes.