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In Conversation: PESKY

PESKY’s latest exhibition NYC sees a shift in the artist’s street-based work, quite literally. Usually focused upon the streets of her Melbourne home, PESKY relocates her gaze towards the iconic streets of New York City. This expansive urban jungle is the site of inspiration for PESKY, whose ambitions for this exhibition were to provide a Continue reading


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THE VIP VIEWING ROOM – MAY – Curated by Kate Ellis

Each month PJP is offering access to our online VIP Viewing Room. The selection of original prints offered will be curated by an industry professional with all works available for purchase online or in the gallery. Pour yourself a glass of wine and sit back and relax, as we take you through 12 carefully selected Continue reading


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Behind the Scenes: KIRPY’s Archetypes

Melbourne is in constant evolution, with the gentrification of iconic suburbs spreading further and deeper in response to market demand. Kirpy’s latest exhibition, Archetype, critiques this process, asking ‘what is at stake’ and ‘what is left behind’. Empty buildings, whose tenants were pushed out by property prices, their windows pasted up with layers of old decaying Continue reading


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An Artist’s Life: Stephanie Jane Rampton

Artists are inherently visual people, whose lives are often as striking as the work they produce. As is the case with Stephanie Jane Rampton, whose solo exhibition Quiescence is currently hanging on our walls. Rampton has generously provided us with these glimpses into her world; the pictures included in this collection give depth and context 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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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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Call Out for New Artists!

Call out for new printmakers!! Throughout the month of August, Port Jackson Press is accepting artist applications! The gallery is looking to extend its strong stable of printmakers with artists who have a strong, contemporary point of difference. Applying artists should demonstrate a fresh approach to printmaking, with a dynamic use of concepts, techniques and Continue reading


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Old dogs, new tricks… How Port Jackson Press is reinventing itself

Old dogs, new tricks… How Port Jackson Press is reinventing itself by Sue Forster, (outgoing) Editor, IMPRINT (Feature Article Spring 2014) A well known family-run business, with an artist at its helm, Port Jackson Press long ago acquired something of the status of a Melbourne cultural institution. To the credit of Directors Jeff Makin and Continue reading