Monthly digital releases of our acclaimed publications.

A sense of place (2003)

A Sense of Place was produced in 2003 to commemorate the move into Arts Project Australia’s new building at 24 High Street, Northcote. Including a reflective essay and a timeline of achievements, the substantial catalogue presents comprehensive and rare documentation of works by artists of this period, many of whom are still practising in the studio, thus offering insight into the early development of their oeuvre some 17 years ago.

Artists featured include Alan Constable, Alvaro Alverez, Anne Lynch, Chris Mason, Dorothy Berry, Johanna Hilgendor, John Northe,  Julian Martin, Leo Cussen, Lisa Reid, Lynette Gibbs, Phoebe McBrien, Timothy Williams, Valerio Ciccone, Andy Suzuki, Barbara Veheary, Brigid Hanrahan, Cathy Staughton, Chris O’Brien, Cuong Trong Chi, David Waterhouse, Fiona Longhurst, Fulli Andrinopoulos, Harold (Jimmy) Fuller, Ivan Turnham, John Bates, Kelvin Heffernan, Li Tan, Martin Forster, Mary Warman, Miles Howard Wilks, Paul Hodges, Perri Mitronatsios, Robyn Kirkpatrick, Shirley Warke, Simone Dragomine, Steven Ajzenberg, Steven Perrette, Steven Worrell and Wayne Marnell. 

Readers are advised that this catalogue may contain language used at the time which is now regarded as offensive. Such language has been removed from the audio recording below. 

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Listen to The Significance of Space, The Meaning of Place by Dr Cheryl Daye and Kitty Ginter (read by Arts Project Australia communications coordinator Tahney Fosdike).

Valerio Ciccone: Peripheral observer (2012)

This catalogue coincides with the major survey exhibition of Valerio Ciccone decades-long career, Peripheral Observer (2011). Valerio Ciccone (b 1970, Melbourne) is a figurative artist working primarily with a variety of mediums on paper. He employs his idiosyncratic and fluid style to depict a range of subject matter and has worked in the Arts Project studio since 1984.Sponsored by Leonard Joel Auctioneers, the catalogue features Ciccone’s artwork as well as essays on his oeuvre and other musings by John Albrecht, Jonah Jones, Glenn Barkley and Cheryl Daye.

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Listen to Peripheral Observer catalogue essay ‘This is me – some thoughts on the art of Valerio Ciccone’ by curator Glenn Barkley pp. 8-10 (read by Arts Project Australia communications coordinator Tahney Fosdike). 


Video Doctor (2013)

Curated by Geoff Newton of Neon Parc, Video Doctor worked toward producing, “an acute sense of the virtual self – a projection of emotion, a scene from a dream.” The exhibition opened at Arts Project Australia in 2013 to showcase 13 Arts Project and international artists from Electronic Arts Intermix, New York.  The catalogue features documentation of works included in the exhibition as well as a thought-provoking essay by Geoff Newton.

Video Doctor featured Cory Arcangel Nicholas Capaldo, Valerio Ciccone, Boris Cipusev, Leo Cussen, Wendy Dawson, Paul Hodges, Adrian Lazzaro, Jodie Noble, Steven Perrette, Daniel Pace, Paper Rad, Rebecca Scibilia, Catherine Staughton and Timothy Williams.

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So Far… eight artists / eight stories (2014)

Published for Arts Project Australia’s 40th Anniversary in 2014, So Far… encapsulates eight stories that follow eight accomplished Arts Project studio artists. The publication, written by Anne Stonehouse with James McDonald, focusses on stories of the artists and their art, and their common, strong commitment to their art practice. These eight artists’ stories, and the images of their work, are a testimony to the role that making art plays in their lives and documents eight examples of genuine inclusion through telling their stories in an honest and straightforward way.

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It takes more than 140 characters to write a novel was a 2015 exhibition curated by Dr Vincent Alessi, Senior Lecturer of Creative Arts at La Trobe University exploring the use of digital technologies and the photographic image, paintings, drawings and ceramic objects. The exhibition featured works by both artists who attend the Arts Project studio, and external artists, including Alvaro AlvarezJustin AndrewsPeter Ben, Erica Berechree, Alan ConstableChris O’BrienSimon Finn, and Darren Wardle.

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Listen to the exhibition essay by curator Dr Vincent Alessi (read by by Arts Project Australia communications coordinator Tahney Fosdike). 



Auto Body Works (2018) brought together artists from Arts Project Australia and elsewhere whose work to consider human beings in their object-ness in many different ways: figuration, masking, cloth, anthropomorphism, automation, internal systems, limbs, organic forms and more.

The exhibition explored bodies and skin as a boundary between inside and outside and the accompanying catalogue featured an essay by curator Patrice Sharkey, Director of West Space Sharkey and imagery of included works by Fiona AbicareTully ArnotKara BaldwinGeorgina CueEmily DoberSaskia DohertyLewis Fidock and Joshua PetherickBronwyn HackMiles Howard-WilksSpencer LaiChris Mason, Tim Noble, Chris O’BrienLillian Palser BartoSteven PerretteJason PhuLisa ReidAnder Rennick and Terry Williams.

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Curated by contemporary artist and academic Dr Catherine Bell, FEM-aFFINITY brings together female artists from Arts Project and wider Victoria whose work share an affinity of subject and process. By situating female Arts Project studio artists alongside other female contemporary artists, the exhibition seeks to uncover shared perspectives and variations on female identity. The exhibition opened at Arts Project Australia in July 2019 and is set to tour Australia over the next two years. The catalogue includes images of artworks as well as words by Ellen Wignell, Sue Roff, Sim Luttin, Catherine Bell and Jacqueline Millner. Supported by NETS Victoria, The Australia Council for the Arts, and The Limb Family Foundation.

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Listen to FEM-aFFINITY catalogue essay If Collaboration is the Method, Activism is the Intention by curator Dr Catherine Bell pp. 19-24 (read by by Arts Project Australia communications coordinator Tahney Fosdike). 



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