Darwin Art Fair

This year was my first year visiting DAAF and well, it left me a bit speechless. With 75 Art Centres selling their wares, talks, classes, demonstrations, workshops and more, the weekend is crammed so full of good stories and beautiful objects I barely know where to start!The best thing about the weekend was probably that we were able to finally meet Lyn, Martha and Eunice from Nagula Jarndu and Melanie from Hopevale Arts, 2 art centres where we knew everyone by name but not face. It was also

Tales from a Print Room – Stop Rulers & Stops

Stop Rulers and stops are for your registration of your repeat. Mark’s stop ruler was passed down to him from Mr Juan. Mr Juan was Mark’ Mr Miyagi! “Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off. Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off” and a quick slap to the back of the head when he was wrong.Below we use a right angle rail made from steel. It is 40mm x 40mm x L (as long as your table). This is screwed to the edge of your printing table and it is what your screens

Tales From a Print Room – Printing Tables

Back in the glory days of the Australian fashion industry screen printing was big business. Every second garage had an Edmond Wilson T-shirt rig and Ken Done and Mambo were pumping out 1000s of metres of bright and beautiful fabric daily. These days however its a small niche industry with only a few meterage printers left and Edmond Wilson is long gone.While we might not be able to bring back the glory days of the 80’s, we here at Publisher can at least share out 30 years of printing experience

It’s Market season!!!

The count down to Christmas is on! Which means you will able to find us out and about a heap of markets!Here is the all important list of where you will be able to find us!!The Olive Tree MarketSaturday 18th 9am – 3pmCivic Park Newcastle(Selling Men’s and Women’s clothing and homewares)Sydney Vegan MarketSunday 19th November 9am – 4pmPortuguese Community Club100 Marrickville RoadMarrickville(Selling vegan themed tote bags and tea towels)Warehouse Clear Out SaleFriday 24th November 8am –

A lot has happened since we last caught up

It’s been a few months since the last blog post and my oh my has a lot happened since then! A new clothing collection, a proper photo shoot, indigenous textiles popping up all over the country and a pretty epic story about the magic that is the modern medical system. Strap in, there is a lot to tell and a kid with cancer is involved, but don’t worry, it all has a happy ending.So let’s start with the very scary, very personal story about having a kid with cancer….My step-son, Flynn has been in

Weekend Trading!

Due to popular request we will be opening the studio shop for two Saturdays in October!Saturday 14th 10am – 2pm&Saturday 21st 10am – 2pmFind us at:Unit 187 Moore StLeichhart NSW 2040We are located at the back of the complex, head down MacKenzie St (just off Moore St) and you’ll find us, our building has some impressive street art on the side, you can’t miss it!There is ample free parking on site and in the surrounding streets.Both the 470 from the city and the 370 from Coogee pass right by us,

Winter 2017 News and Updates!

Publishing with WIXPublisher’s new website is live! After months of hard work from Steph, Publisher Textiles’ two websites have been combined into a new, easy-to-navigate platform. Steph’s reaction at the end was gold. She was much like Frodo at the end of LOTR!Her hard work has paid off. Check out our new and shiny clothing section! The About section has been updated too, so make sure you visit to learn more about us and what we do. For even more information, check out our new FAQS page (it’s

Art on the River

The Merrepen Arts Centre is within the Indigenous community Nauiyu Nambiyu, which means “coming together in one place” or “meeting place”.Merrepen Art Gallery is located in the valley next to the Daly River in the Northern Territory, about 240km South of Darwin. Their home is surrounded by billabongs and hills which provides the small community, consisting of about 450 residents, with plenty of bush tucker. Daly river itself provides scrumptious barramundi that has become famous for it’s flavour

The Strength of Bábbarra’s Women

Hello!!This week we are continuing our focus on remote Indigenous communities, with a close look at the inspiring artists of the Bábbarra’s Women’s Centre in Arnhem Land. Aren’t these designs beautiful? We had them with us at the Finders Keepers Market last weekend – they were very popular!Here are the boys, handprinting the pattern in our studio in Leichhardt. The Bábbarra studio is located on the Northern coast of Australia, at the very top of the Northern Territory. Arnhem land home to over

Designs for Hope

Publisher Textiles is proud to work with Australian Indigenous art centres. The designs and fabrics produced in the remote parts of Australia, developed by Indigenous Australians, are bright and beautiful. Through working with these communities, we hope to help bring these designs to the city and to a wider audience. Over the next few months we are going to showcase the art and design from the groups that Mark has developed strong relationships with over the past 8 years. We have ties to the