Whirr and chime


interweave |ɪntəˈwiːv|
weave or become woven together: [with object] :  the works are made by tightly interweaving the ideas as if they were strands | [no object] :  the ideas met and interwove above our heads.

Interwoven with one another, consciously and unconsciously, several projects of late. Each thread, singular, and plaited together, in terms of their message. That one informs the other is true for the maker and the reader. They are all made simultaneously, and form a constellation, of sorts. We throw ourselves in. We invite you to throw yourself in too.

The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind.
— W.H. Auden

As in days, and in post, happening at the same time, here, workshops, zine fairs, the lot. The whirr and chime* of a chorus. Zines made, prints coloured, shows planned, and all in the company of animals.


Pictured here, and pictured there, a collage workshop, and the deinstallation of Ripples in the Open; the annual Sticky Institute Festival of the Photocopier Zine Fair, this year at Trades Hall; the printing of four etchings and the beginning of the hand-colouring process for our suite of eleven prints created as part of the Australian Print Workshop’s French Connections project; card orders for Fjord Review; plans for a series of drawings for an exhibition in Adelaide; the creation of several new zines in anticipation of the NGV’s Melbourne Art Book Fair; and the completion of a limited edition boxed set of zines.

Nineteen: a compilation box of zines, 2017 – 2018 is in the collections of Melbourne University Library, National Library of Australia, and State Library Victoria.

From 2017
Dove, love, wash
Here, there
Duck in, duck out
Flippered and flightless
Round, circle, dot
Take a lesson from the ground
Seasonal museum sketches (autumn)
It was a familiar pattern

From 2018
Your gelatine silver print, in the shape of the full moon
Paw Pad Path
I think all the world is falling
No longer six feet under
Disrupted and rumpled
Dim wood, spark bright
A warmed pebble in my hand

We have two more sets left, if you are interested, and they will be available from our stall at the Melbourne Art Book Fair.


NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair
Great Hall, NGV, 180 St Kilda Road

Thursday 14th March
6–9pm Melbourne Art Book Fair opening event

Friday 15th March
10am–5pm Melbourne Art Book Fair
5.30–10pm Melbourne Art Book Fair (part of NGV Friday Nights)

Saturday 16th March
10am–5pm Melbourne Art Book Fair

Sunday 17th March
10am–5pm Melbourne Art Book Fair


At the Melbourne Art Book Fair, we will be releasing
Animate. Animated. Animal.
Please, I’m looking for (whatever you are looking for)
Museum Sketches: Your Specimens Sing an Operatic Chorus
Five views of a creeping Honey possum (Tarisipes rostratus)

In addition to
Ripples in the Open
Paint Out

All of our new 2019 titles will be available through our online store after the fair. After the whirr and chime, but still very much a part of it.


* “But all the clocks in the city
Began to whirr and chime:
'O let not Time deceive you,
You cannot conquer Time”
― W.H. Auden


 Image credit: Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Paint Out (detail), 2019