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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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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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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


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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