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Considering Nostalgia: reflections on new work by Sophia Szilagyi.

Considering Nostalgia: Marguerite Brown reflects upon Sophia Szilagyi’s latest body of work. For many years Sophia Szilagyi’s work has traversed land, sky and seascapes, inventing a universe that appears plausible yet is largely make-believe. Through digital printmaking she skillfully merges numerous images to create a distinctive sense of otherworldliness in her work that is entirely Continue reading


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March Buy Online Discount!

Last year there were some exciting new developments for Port Jackson Press. Namely, the launch of our brand new website and e-commerce store! Can’t make it into the gallery? Don’t want to miss out on a print? No problem! Whether you’re at home, interstate or overseas, you can now shop any of our exhibiting works Continue reading


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CHRISTMAS & SUMMER GALLERY TRADING

CHRISTMAS & SUMMER TRADING The gallery will be closed from 23rd of December 2016 Open ONLY for weekend trading between 13th-15th, 20th-22nd & 27th-29th Jan, until officially reopening with our regular trading hours resuming 1st Feb, 2017. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of the gallery and our Continue reading


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Sai Wai Foo: Intricate Folds of the Sea

Walk along Smith St night or day until Christmas and you’ll see Out to Sea by Sai-Wai Foo. Exhibiting in our front window, this is an exquisite example of contemporary printmaking. Taking printmaking beyond the flat plane, Foo’s delicate sculptures intermingle found objects, intricate folds and printmaking. Her sculptural works embody the tactile nature of Continue reading


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Gracia & Louise: Little Gems For The Choosing

Take a walk down Smith St and you’ll stumble across our delightful and curious window installation Here, there by Gracia & Louise. A gorgeous collection of antique sepia photographic portraits, collaged with brightly coloured prints of birds and animals. Hint: Be sure to enter the gallery to enjoy the reverse side of these works too! Continue reading


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In Conversation with Wayne Viney

Wayne Viney is an artist whose work is instantly recognisable. With colourful, linear gradients, Viney abstracts the landscape in a way that is uniquely his. Drawing from Romantic traditions, at the heart of his work lies a ‘yearning for the sublime’. His abstract treatment of the natural world seeks to offer an alternative to the Continue reading


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Melissa Smith: ‘Between Islands’

Launching as a part of our upcoming exhibition, Scratching the Surface,  ‘Between the Islands’ is a new body of work from Melissa Smith. The collection of is at once ethereal and familiar, abstracting the landscape and cartography of island landscapes. Rendered in a calming blue palette with phosphorescent use of light, the works re-acquaint their Continue reading


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Jazmina Cininas: The making of Blood Sisters

Contemporary printmaker Jazmina Cininas is celebrated for her impressively detailed and thematic reduction linocuts.  Her new work Blood Sisters was inspired by the Canadian cult trilogy Ginger Snaps and was 6 months in the making. The work oozes intrigue, referencing themes like lycanthropy, menstruation and narcotic addiction. However, it is also Cininas’ print process that Continue reading


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Revisited: In Conversation With David Frazer

With David Frazer’s Slow Boat shortly coming to a close, we thought it timely to look back on our first glimpse of the exhibition’s name-sake magnum opus. Earlier in the year we interviewed Frazer, who teased us about the new work, saying “I’m planning to do a massive linocut, my biggest yet, 132x190cm.  It’ll take maybe 6 Continue reading


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Sunday Acoustics in the Gallery

With the warmer months now upon us and now our doors are open again on Sundays, we thought we’d introduce something a little different – Sunday Acoustics. Throughout the season, please join us for regular acoustic sets by Melbourne musicians. Because art’s an experience, not just a static image in isolation, we think a bit Continue reading