5 Press is an art collective from Melbourne containing five members: August Carpenter, Cheralyn Lim, Sarah McConnell, Jaime Powell and Sophie Westerman. The collective was formed so the artists would have a framework in which to explore the medium of the artist book and the print, particularly focusing on handmade forms and traditional techniques.
The artists have their own distinct practices, each favouring different artistic media including drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. The collective encourages the exchange of skills, and showcases a range of perspectives and interpretations of specific themes.
5 Press have participated in multiple major art book fairs in Australia and have exhibited their artist books internationally. 5 Press Books are held in both public and private collections across Australia and internationally.
NGV Artist Book Fair, National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, March 16th-18th
'LOR's picks for the NGV Artist Book Fair', LOR Journal, March 2018
Volume Artist Book Fair, Artspace, Sydney, Australia, October 13-15th
Lor Journal Interview & Exhibition launch, LON Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, September 8th
abbe 2017, 6th artists' books and multiples fair, Queensland College of Art, 6th - 8th July
Portland Bay Press Artist Residency, Portland, Victoria
Museum of Contemporary Art, Zine Fair, Sydney, Australia, 21st May
NGV Artist Book Fair, National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, March 17th-19th
Buku Mini 2, Jogjakarta, Indonesia, March 4th
Print Space / Open Space @ Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, Australia, November 6th
NGV Artist Book Fair, National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, April 29th- May 1st
Volume Artist Book Fair, Artspace, Sydney, Australia, September 11th-13th