5 press books 6th abmf 2017

Stand 5
5 Press Books
Melbourne
6th ab+mf 2017

5 Press is an art collective from Melbourne comprising five members –
August Carpenter, Cheralyn Lim, Sarah McConnell, Jaime Powell and Sophie Westerman. We explore the artist book medium, particularly focusing on handmade forms and traditional printmaking techniques. The artists have their own distinct practices, each favouring different artistic media including drawing, painting, printmaking and collage. The collective encourages the exchange of skills, and showcases a range of perspectives and interpretations of specific themes.

Recently, 5 Press participated in three major art book fairs in Australia – the NGV Art Book Fair in 2017 and 2016, and Artspace’s Volume Art Book Fair 2015. We also presented our books at the MCA Zine Fair 2017 and at Abbotsford Convent through Print Space 2016. In addition to our attendance at the 6th artists’ books + multiples fair, we will also be undertaking an artist residency at Portland Bay Press in July this year.

5 Press is represented in a number of private and public Australian collections including the National Library of Australia, State Library of Victoria, and the University of Melbourne Lenton Parr Music, Visual and Performing Arts Library.

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August Carpenter

escape / landscape
(2017)
Series of 2
20 x 27cm closed / 40 x 27cm open
Eight monoprints depicting memories of victorian landscapes ‘burnt into the mind’.
Printed on 150gsm Hahnemuhle Paper, handbound with saddle stitch binding.
$240.00

August Carpenter

Imagined Landscapes – Bethell’s (2017)
Series of 9
9.7 x 29cm closed / 19.7 to 58cm open / 19.7 x 23.2cm open (full extension)
A series unique silkscreen concertina artist books depicting recalled memories of the west coast of New Zealand, specifically the Waitakere Ranges.
$120.00

August Carpenter

Rockwash Backbone (2016)
‘steep bellowed breath,
cold struck arena of stress
a rock washed backbone
white waters undress.’
Edition of 20 + 10 AP
19.5 x 28.5cm closed / 150 x 28.5cm open (full extension)
Lithograph print folded into a concertina structure with wrap cover. Hand printed by Jaime Powell on 250gsm Somerset paper.
$180.00

Cheralyn Lim

Blockwork (2017)
Series of 6
19 x 14cm closed / 19 x 56cm open (full extension)
Unique state collage books made with coloured tissue, painted and handmade paper. Each page is framed by an embossed border. The collages are mounted on 250gsm Arches BFK Rives in a concertina structure.
$150.00

Cheralyn Lim

Endpaper (2017)
Series of 3
28.5 x 19cm
Colour suminagashi on handmade paper, mounted on 250gsm Somerset Newsprint. Handbound using four-hole stab binding.
$280.00

Cheralyn Lim

Field Trip (2016)
Series of 10
28 x 21cm
Chine-colle, collage and painted coloured paper, handbound using saddle stitch binding. Made using 200gsm Fabriano Artistico and Lana Colour papers.
$150.00

Sarah McConnell

Flux (2017)
Unique State
24 x 16cm closed / 24 x 32cm open
Single and multi-layered monoprints on 130gsm Japon Calligraphy paper. Handbound using saddle stitch binding with hard cover.
$680.00

Sarah McConnell

Jobs and Growth (2016)
Edition of 9
16 x 9.4cm closed /16 x 65cm open (full extension)
Drypoint artist book, double-sided concertina structure. Hand-printed on 145gsm Zerkhall paper by Jaime Powell and 5 Press.
$120.00

Sarah McConnell

The Cost of Living (2016)
Edition of 25
28 x 15.2cm closed / 28 x 121.6cm open (full extension)
Lithograph artist book with concertina structure.
Hand-printed on 300gsm Somerset Satin paper by Jaime Powell.
$120.00

Jaime Powell

Monument (2017)
Edition of 10 + APs
25.5 x 14cm closed / 25.5 x 56cm open (full extension)
Etching and aquatint on Magnani Pescia.
$280.00

Jaime Powell

Recorded Variation (2017)
Edition of 3 + APs
18.5 x 19.5cm closed / 18.5 x 78cm open (full extension)
Burnished aquatint on Somerset White and Buff.
$160.00

Jaime Powell

Open Marks II (2016)
Edition of 20
25.3 x 18.6cm closed / 25.3 x 167.4cm open (full extension)
Concertina lithograph on 250gsm Somerset Newsprint printed by the artist.
$140.00

Sophie Westerman

Interiors I (2017)
Unique State
11.5 x 37cm closed / 69 x 37cm open
Concertina book with aquatint, monoprint, collage and Japanese calligraphy ink.
$150.00

Sophie Westerman

Interiors II (2017)
Unique State
11 x 34.5cm closed / 65.9 x 34.5cm open
Concertina book with aquatint, collage, monoprint, Japanese calligraphy ink and oil stick.
$150.00

Sophie Westerman

Cat in the rain (2017)
Edition of 5
Etching, aquatint and drypoint artist book with a concertina structure on 250gsm paper.
$100.00

Sophie Westerman

Baseldeutsch (2016)
Unique State
17 x 24cm
Collection of sixty-seven monoprints on drafting film with a hard cover.
$250.00

5 Press

Conversations: Plan A (2017)
Unique State
19 x 28 x 2cm
Collection of Mono prints in a coptic bound book, first of a series of visual conversations amongst the members of 5 Press.
$750.00