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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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Easter Trading Hours

Easter is now just around the corner! If you’re looking for gifts that will last a little longer than a chocolate egg (a life time, in fact!), hop into the gallery. We have an extensive collection of prints in our drawers that our perfect for the season – like this sweet, fantastical work by Kyoko Continue reading


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THE VIP VIEWING ROOM – APRIL – Curated by Jessica Velasquez

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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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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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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In Conversation: Stephanie Jane Rampton

Quiescence 3rd – 27th March, 2017 In the Romantic tradition, Stephanie Jane Rampton’s etchings explore the emotional resonances between the self and the natural world. Charting new territory in this exploration, Quiescence introduces landscapes and grand scales previously unseen in Rampton’s prints. The energy, passion and time exerted by the artist in the creation of Continue reading


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Wrapping Up ‘Proof: The Best of Contemporary Printmaking

We’re in the final days of Proof for 2016 and once again this inaugural group exhibition has been a great success. Both in terms of quality of works on the walls and in its reception by the public, the exhibition has been the blockbuster we’d anticipated. It’s such a pleasure to see all of 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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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