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

Our First Screen-Printing Course

We had our first Introduction to Screen Printing Course on Saturday the 25th of February! It went fabulously.We had a wide range of students for our first class! We had everyone from curious teenagers thinking about their high school art major, aspiring screen printers who are considering printing out of their bedrooms, and businessmen who wanted a wider understanding of the screen printing process. The course began at 10am, and it wrapped up at around 2pm. Everyone took full advantage of the

The Way of Wallpaper!

Publisher Textiles and Papers has made wallpaper for over a decade, full of beautiful patterns and colours. This is a blog giving you an idea of the different wallpaper patterns Publisher has, including new and iconic prints, and a short guide on how to apply and remove the wallpaper safely from your home.Our Wallpaper PrintsThe first ever wallpaper ever created at Publisher Textiles and Papers was the Ruby Rabbit. This was designed by Mark in 2004 for the opening of his brother’s bar of the

From Press to Print; A Dummy’s Guide to the Screen Printing Process

So, how does artwork go from paper to print? To kick off our technical blogging, here is a general overview of the printing process. Comment below with anything you would like us to examine in detail!To begin, we print our artwork onto film using black or red ink. We use these colours so the film is ready for the darkroom.Next, we prepare the screen by putting liquid photogenic emulsion onto a blank screen – multiple times. We then pop this wet emulsion covered screen into the drying box for 30

Indigenous Textile Residency

Recently we were privileged to have 5 artists and screen printers from 3 different remote Northern Territory indigenous communities with us for a week. Virgil from Injalak Arts, Kieren, Aaron and Gracie from Merrepen Arts and Deborah from Babbarra Arts. Joining them for their week at Publisher was Timothy Growcott, a freelance textile designer and printer who has been teaching in remote communities for several years and Marie Falcinella, the project coordinator, who made it all happen (and took