2017 Exhibitors 3
(G38) Power Publications
Power Publications was established in 1986 as an academic art publisher operating out of the Power Institute for Art & Visual Culture at the University of Sydney. Since then, it has grown into a leading and award-winning publisher of books on contemporary art and theory, cultural studies, media studies and film and animation. It publishes monographs and collective volumes on art and visual culture, from groundbreaking publications on Asian and contemporary Aboriginal art, to fashion theory and rare English translations of major theoretical interventions. We are committed to making available the latest ideas on art at affordable prices to wide audiences.
(G10) Raffles College
Raffles College, located in Parramatta, is a boutique private education provider offering design and visual communication degrees.
The Photography Department (aka Raffles Photo) encourages students to create printed works throughout their degree, impressing the importance of print in an age of digital technology. We celebrate the diversity and quality of work created by our community of students, staff, and graduates.
(G42) Rohan Hutchinson
The publications I produce are a selection of limited edition artist books that explore the transformation of architectural space and our relationship with the environment. My publishing venture started in 2014 with the release of my first title ‘A brief stroll whilst inspecting architecture’, since then I have continued to explore the transformation of my own work in book form.
(G30) Ruin Press
Ruin Press is an Antepodean Independent Publishing Group specialising in weirder fiction, poetry, artists books and critical writing.
(G22) Runway Australian Experimental Art Journal
Runway is an independent Australian experimental art journal run by a collective of Sydney and internationally-based artists, writers and curators. Runway publishes three times a year and includes feature articles, interviews, artist commissions, reviews, previews and international updates. Each issue is organised around a theme, and all content is commissioned based on proposals submitted in an open callout.
In 2017, Runway launched Conversations, a quick-response platform for the regular publishing of art criticism and commentary. Conversations aims to generate discussion and provide a space of exchange in between, in response to, and beyond Runway’s thrice-annual themed issues.
(G30) Sparks Edition
SPARKS EDITION is a group built upon creative activities founded by Joonoh Jang & Jihye A. Our works are focused on graphics photography, illustration and sculptures. Since 2017, we started to publish art books in order to share enjoyable artistic experiments.
Recently published art book, Layer is a study on composition made of hand-coloured paper cutouts and line drawing, and results of playing with line, shape and colour to create a female figure in pleasant dancing movement.
(G53A) Spooky Books
Spooky Books is an independent publisher predominantly focused on the production and dissemination of limited edition artists books. Founded in Brisbane in 2015, Spooky Books is currently based somewhere between Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney working on a variety of publishing projects specialising in contemporary art and photography.
(G47A) Stephen Dupont
Stephen Dupont is an Australian documentary photographer who produces photographs of fragile cultures and marginalised peoples. He captures the human dignity of his subjects with great intimacy and often in some of the world’s most dangerous regions. His images have received international acclaim for their artistic integrity and valuable insight into the people, culture and communities that have existed for hundreds of years, yet are fast disappearing from our world.
(G60) Studio A
Sydney-based organisation Studio A tackles barriers faced by artists living with intellectual disability — in accessing conventional education, professional development pathways & opportunities to achieve success and recognition. The enterprise paves professional pathways for such artists so that they can achieve their artistic & economic aspirations. It also manages an annual exhibition program & facilitates weekly workshops provided by invited contemporary artists, including Antonia Pesenti & Leigh Rigozzi. Studio A supports a variety of artists working within a range of disciplines & thus strategically links Studio A artwork with an equally diverse range of target markets including artist books & zines. Works on sale will include sculptures, graphic novels, screen prints and books from Studio A artists.
(G11A) Terra Firma
Terra Firma magazine is a non-profit publication focusing on visual communication within contemporary culture. Each year a new issue is published with a thoughtful theme in mind, with collaborators from all around the world. Terra Firma also provides a platform for those who have been published or follow the magazine to share their own self published zines or books, which is a carefully considered curation of small edition publications. As well as showcasing a selection of new and secondhand photobooks/magazines hand selected from Tokyo, Paris and London.
(G26) Thames & Hudson Australia
We are a ‘museum without walls’ and our mission is to reveal the world of art to the general public. The name Thames & Hudson links the rivers flowing through London and New York; and this global attitude also applies to the books we produce. We strive to create illustrated books that educate and excite a broad range of readers. We specialise in the arts (fine, applied, decorative, performing), archaeology and history, architecture, design, photography, fashion and popular culture. Thames & Hudson Australia...inspiring creativity.
(G28) The Heavy Collective
The Heavy Collective believes firmly in printed matter and the vitally important role it plays in being a vehicle for transmission. We look at publishing from a place of necessity, integral to photographic literacy. Volume II is a pairing of images and text. A conversation between Photographer and viewer, writer and reader. Starting out of the blocks in 2015 with the release of Volume I, II pushes the dialogue further, putting photographer and writer face to face, landing firmly at the confluence of where images are made and how they are read.
(G30) The Rizzeria
The Rizzeria is a non-profit collective run by people who are designers, artists, zine-makers, print-makers, animators and creative entrepreneurs. We own a two-colour Risograph press which people are welcome to come in and use with the assistance of a volunteer. As well as a print workshop, our space also functions as a retail outlet for Rizzeria members and local artists.
(G41) Thorny Devil Press
Thorny Devil Press began in 1989, publishing visual poetry, word works and photography by poet and artist Richard Tipping. Our speciality is artist books, postcards, posters, and sculptural multiples including pressed-aluminium metal signs. Publications by Thorny Devil Press have been distributed internationally through both the Museum of Modern Art Store and Printed Matter in New York; and through the Tate Modern in London. Hot off the press in 2017 are collaborations with Artikel Editionen, Berlin and with Redfoxpress, Ireland; and a large-format book of photo-collages by Mazie Karen Turner. Thorny Devil Press is based in Newcastle, NSW.
(G12) Tim Andrew
I work across painting, printmaking and writing. This is mostly about the writing part. Framed against self-help literature, personal essays, quotation books, and inspirational Instagram memes, these books are compiled collections of my individual text artworks. Written in the first person, these works are loosely absurdist, nihilist (¯\_(ツ)_/¯ maybe?), gallows jokes, puns, word-plays, and micro essays. Personal-ish diary-like entries and occasional illustrations are sprinkled though for pep. Ultimately, I guess my work is kind of a jokey punt at reconciling the mystery of existence.
(G46) Try Hard Editions
Try Hard Editions is a limited-run photobook publishing initiative. Launching in 2015, Try Hard Editions began as the in-house publishing imprint of Try Hard Magazine, an online photographic journal. Try Hard Editions is please to exhibit their first book: Atlantis by Pedro Ramos, the second monograph by the Portuguese-born, Australian based artist. Atlantis has been exhibited in Basel; London; Madrid; Lisbon & Milan. It was also recently acquired by the New York Public Library for the Spencer Collection, which surveys the illustrated word and book bindings of all periods and all countries and cultures, from medieval manuscripts to contemporary artist’s books.
(G19) un Projects
un Projects is a collective based in Australia that aims to generate independent and critical dialogue around contemporary art, primarily through publishing projects. With a focus on artists, writers and independent practice, un Projects publishes essays, artists’ work and reviews, in print and online. Our flagship publication is the bi-annual un Magazine, founded by Lily Hibberd in 2004. In celebration of a decade of publishing excellence, in 2016 we launched un Anthology 2004-2014: a decade of art & ideas. In 2017 we launched un Extended, digital-only content that includes reviews, a monthly podcast, and dispatches from Australia and the world.
(G20) UTS Photography
With the rapid evolution of the photographic medium, images function in particular contexts, whether social, cultural or political. In the Bachelor of Design in Photography at UTS students learn how to recognise these contexts, and use and reinterpret them for their own creative work. Students apply this understanding to the art of image making, under the guidance of expert staff, using world-standard equipment and facilities.
(G45) Vanessa Berry
Vanessa Berry is a Sydney-based writer, artist and zine-maker. Her atlas of Sydney, Mirror Sydney, released October 2017, combines essays and hand-drawn maps to present a portrait of the city's unusual spaces, enigmatic traces and hidden stories. She is also the author of the illustrated memoirs Ninety9 and Strawberry Hills Forever. She is one of Australia's best known zine makers and her zines have been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art (in Avoiding Myth and Message: Australian Artists and the Literary World) and the National Gallery of Australia. Her hand-drawn maps have been exhibited at the Museum of Sydney, Penrith Regional Gallery, and Macquarie University Art Gallery.
(G17) Vivian Eime
Eime is a Sydney-based poet who went into theatre, eventually developing the original work into Performance Monologues within sculptural installations in Artist-run Galleries.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the very first performance, 5 major works will be presented for the first time in a box set hand-made for the occasion, as well as the launch of the Artist's website.
Eime will also be presenting an array of new shorter works made at the fair and An Onion Person's Etiquette in celebration of turning 18 years adult.