Motto Melbourne Autumn Sale! 25% to 50% off all stock! 12 – 13.04.2014.

Posted in Events, magazines, Motto Melbourne event on April 12th, 2014
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Motto Melbourne Autumn Sale! 25%-50% off all stock!

Books, Magazine’s, Artist’s Publications and Editions.

Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th April 2014.

Motto Melbourne / Magic Johnston
27 – 29 Johnston Street
Collingwood, Melbourne
VIC 3066

Recurating: When Exhibitions Become Reified / Thinking Contemporary Curating, book launch @ Motto Melbourne. 06.12.2013.

Posted in Events, Motto Melbourne event, Theory on December 3rd, 2013
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– Recurating: When Exhibitions Become Reified
– Thinking Contemporary Curating, Terry Smith. Book launch

Terry Smith, Andrew W Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory, University of Pittsburgh
with Tara McDowell, Associate Professor and Director, Curatorial Practice, MADA
and Rebecca Coates, Independent curator and lecturer, Art History, University of Melbourne

This talk examines the recent phenomenon of restaging historical exhibitions, culminating in the dramatic and polarizing rehang of When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969/Venice 2013 at Fondazione Prada in Venice this year, undertaken by Germano Celant with Thomas Demand and Rem Koolhaas. The topic will be introduced and contextualized by Tara McDowell and concluded by a conversation among Terry Smith, Tara McDowell, and Rebecca Coates.

The talk is followed by the Australian launch of Smith’s recent book, Thinking Contemporary Curating, published by Independent Curators International. The book launch is, in turn, followed by the launch of issue 7.2 of un Magazine, a free and independent magazine for dialogue in contemporary art.

Talk: 3:00–5:00pm
Book launch: 5:00–6:00pm

Friday 6 December 2013

Free entry

Motto Melbourne / Magic Johnston
27–29 Johnston St
Victoria 3066

Motto @ Papertrail book fair, Melbourne. Saturday 25th May.

Posted in Fairs, Motto Melbourne event, Zines on May 23rd, 2013
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Papertrail #2

The second installment of Papertrail events will be held this Saturday 25th May.


10 – 16 hr

Magic Johnston
27 – 29 Johnston Street
Collingwood, Melbourne
3066 VIC





Motto Melbourne and Utopian Slumps present Don Carlos by Thomas Jeppe. Book Launch

Posted in Exhibition catalogue, Motto Melbourne event on April 18th, 2013
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Motto Melbourne and Utopian Slumps present:

Don Carlos
by Thomas Jeppe

Designed by Black & White, Los Angeles
Published by Surpllus

An interview with Don Carlos Ashida, Mexico’s biggest seashell collector, featuring approximately 25 colour illustrations. Conducted in Guadalajara in 2012, the discussion broaches themes of collecting strategies, aesthetic hierarchies, family dynamics, ethical limits, parallel approaches to art and nature, and the taxonomical urge.

Don Carlos forms an accompaniment to the exhibition Seaside Vernacular, currently on show and running until April 27th, at Utopian Slumps, 33 Guildford Lane, Melbourne.

Wednesday April 24th, 18-21hr

Magic Johnston / Motto Melbourne
27 – 29 Johnston St.
VIC 3066

Note: Special Guadalajara-recipe Micheladas will be served at the event.

F de C @ Motto Melbourne. 01.02.2013

Posted in Events, Fashion, Motto Melbourne event, writing on January 29th, 2013
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F de C Reader #2. Launch at Motto Melbourne / Magic Johnston

380 pages. The F de C reader 2 showcases not work by ( in no particular order ): Yumiko Kikuchi, Spirit Komunika, Robert Cook, Ken Ngan, Arnaud Meuleman, Yu Cong, Shoichi Aoki, Joseph Keenan, Ren Hang, Anders Edström, Kawori Inbe, Alin Huma, Dan Hards, Keiichi Nitta, Dooling Jiang-Digest, Chiharu Ozaki, Jack Mauritsz, Erik Bernhardsson, Ann-Sofie Back, Daphne Mohajer, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Acquittal Report, Norihide Kose … Takashi Nishiyama … etc

Friday 1st February
5pm – 8pm

Motto Melbourne / Magic Johnston
27 – 29 Johnston Street
Collingwood, Melbourne
VIC 3066

Motto Melbourne is moving!

Posted in Events, Motto Melbourne event, Stores on December 6th, 2012

Motto Melbourne is moving!

After a wonderful six months at our current space, Motto Melbourne will be relocating to a shop front space at the Magic Johnston complex on Johnston Street, Collingwood in January.

We will remain at our current space on Keele Street until December 15th, when we will close up for the holidays. We will reopen at our new address below, from mid January.

Motto Melbourne
27-29 Johnston Street
Collingwood, Melbourne
VIC 3066

Thanks to everyone for a great six months and we look forward to some exciting projects next year in our new space!



Horizon Pages @ Motto Melbourne. 02.11.12

Posted in Events, graphic design, Motto Melbourne event, music, newsprint, performance, poster on October 20th, 2012
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Horizon Pages and Motto Melbourne present the launch of Horizon Pages’ third publication, Small Entry by Sydney based artist and musician Matthew P Hopkins.

Including performances by Matthew Hopkins and Peasant Genes (Christopher L G Hill and Alex Vivian).

Small Entry by Matthew P Hopkins
Broadsheet Poster and one sided flexi-disc
Edition of 250

5pm – 8pm

Motto Melbourne
15-25 Keele St.
VIC 3066

Performances start at 6pm.

Sydney Launch: November 6th at The AV Club, Leichardt with Hair Hochman (Yoni of Holy Balm) and Moffarfarrah (Christopher L G Hill)

The Kingsboro Press @ Motto Melbourne. 24.08.2012

Posted in Events, magazines, Motto Melbourne event on August 23rd, 2012
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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

To accompany the launch of  THE KINGSBORO PRESS #8, Megan Plunkett presents FLORENTINE GARDENS, an exhibition of work by contributors Chip Hughes, Dmitri Hertz and Zephyr Pavey


Friday 24th August

5pm – 7pm

Motto Melbourne
15-25 Keele Street,
VIC 3066


An Individual Note 02: Their Amorous Journey ‘Home…Away…Home’. Motto Melbourne. 23.06.12

Posted in Motto Melbourne event, music, Theory, travel on June 22nd, 2012
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Leith Thomas & Mark Groves (An Individual Note 01)


An Individual Note 02: Their Amorous Journey ‘Home…Away…Home’ (The Nature of Field Recording)

– Performance and Talk by Philip Samartzis

Philip Samartzis is Coordinator of Sound in the School of Art at RMIT. He is a researcher in the areas of sound art, acoustic ecology and spatial sound practices. His PhD, Surround Sound in Installation Art, examined the place of sound in contemporary art practice through a range of site determined sound art projects. In 2010 Philip was awarded fellowships by the Australia Council for the Arts, and the Australian Antarctic Division to document the effects of extreme climate and weather events on the human condition in Antarctica. Since returning, Philip has presented this work at numerous festivals and galleries across the world.

3pm start, doors close at 5pm

Motto Melbourne / Pin Up Project Space
15-25 Keele St, Collingwood 3066

Please visit The Daphne Oram Trust

An Individual Note @ Motto Melbourne 16.06 – 07.07.2012. Event Schedule

Posted in Events, Motto Melbourne event, music, Theory on June 15th, 2012
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