Motto Melbourne

Motto Melbourne
The Magic Johnston Complex
27-29 Johnston Street
Collingwood, Melbourne

Fri-Sat: 12-18.30

Visit the Motto Melbourne site

Orders / enquiries:



06.12.2013: Motto Melbourne presents Recurating: When Exhibitions Become Reified / Thinking Contemporary Curating.

Talk and book launch by Terry Smith, Andrew W Mellon, Tara McDowell and Rebecca Coates.

17.11.2013: Motto Melbourne presents STEVE WARWICK / HEATSICK (PAN): Publication launch and listening party.

05.09.2013: Motto presents ‘Making Worlds’ Melbourne launch

15.08.2013: Motto presents ‘Making Worlds’ publication launch and temp bookstore @ Instit

13.07.2013: Motto Melbourne & ST Lore present ‘An Invitation to Love’ @ Motto Melbourne / Magic Johnston.

Presentations of text and sound by DX (Daniel Stewart), Mouving (Joshua Petherick) and ST Lore.

25.05.2013: Motto Melbourne @ Papertrail Book Fair, Melbourne

24.04.2013: Don Carlos by Thomas Jeppe. Book Launch @ Motto Melbourne / Magic Johnston

Motto Melbourne and Utopian Slumps present the launch of Don Carlos by Thomas Jeppe. Designed by Black & White and Published by Surpllus.

10.03.2013: Surfing The Black screenings @ Motto Melbourne / Magic Johnston

Motto Melbourne presents ‘Surfing the Black. Yugoslavian Black Wave Cinema … and It’s Transgressive Moments’ book launch and screening w, introductions by Ziga Testen.

01.02.2013: F de C @ Motto Melbourne

F de C presents the launch of the F de C Reader #2

26.01.2013: Head Full of Snakes @ Motto Melbourne

To celebrate the re-opening of Motto Melbourne at our new location, Motto Melbourne presents the launch of Head Full of Snakes #2, by Luke Wood (The National Grid) and Stuart Geddes (A Small Press).

01-02.12.2012: Motto Melbourne @ Papertrail Book Fair, Melbourne

03.11.2012: Surpllus @ Motto Melbourne.

Surpllus presents the launch of a new publication, Muttering for the Sake of Stars by Jon Roffe. Featuring talks and readings by Jon Roffe and Justin Clemens.

02.11.2012: Horizon Pages @ Motto Melbourne.

Horizon Pages presents the launch of their third publication, Small Entry by Matthew Hopkins. Featuring performances by Matthew Hopkins and Peasant Genes (Christopher L G Hill and Alex Vivian).

24.09.2012: The Kingsboro Press @ Motto Melbourne.

- Launch of The Kingsboro Press #8

Including Becca Albee, David Armacost, Jordan Awan, Walter de la Mer, DX, Noel Friebert, Dmitri Hertz, Chip Hughes, GB Jones, Cat Kron, Melissa Levin, Greil Marcus, Nik Planck, Zephyr Pavey, Asher Penn, Jeremy Sigler, Algernon Charles Swinburne, William Wegman, Yan Yan, Seth Zucker & more

- Motto Melbourne presents FLORENTINE GARDENS

An exhibition curated by Megan Plunkett including works by Chip Hughes, Dmitri Hertz and Zephyr Pavey

07.07.2012: An Individual Note 04 @ Motto Melbourne.

An Individual Note 04: Intruiging Interrelationships between Electronics and Music (A brief moment within electronic music history)

- Performance: Michael Ozone (ESP Institute)
- Talk: James Vinciguerra (Total Control/Lace Curtain)

30.06.2012: An Individual Note 03 @ Motto Melbourne.

An Individual Note 03: PERHAPS WE SHOULD CONSIDER FURTHER BACK IN TIME (The appropriation of obsolete material within contemporary practice)

- Performance: VDO (Bunyip Trax)
- Performative Lecture: Masato Takasaka

23.06.2012: An Individual Note 02 @ Motto Melbourne.

An Individual Note 02: THEIR AMOROUS JOURNEY ‘HOME…AWAY…HOME’ (The nature of field recording)

- Performance and lecture: Philip Samartzis

16.06.2012: An Individual Note 01 @ Motto Melbourne.

An Individual Note 01: INTERPRETATIONS OF THE ART OF LIVING (The role of sound within contemporary art)

- Performance: Dead Boomers (Sabbatical)
- In conversation: Keith DeverellMark Groves & Leith Thomas