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Megan Herring
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  • Melbourne, Victoria
  • Australia

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Hand Held Gallery

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Hand Held Gallery
Hand Held Gallery is a small gallery in inner city Melbourne. It is an object gallery with a focus on artist books, specifically those made by Australian artists. We can be found at shop18upstairs in the Paramount centre at 108 Bourke street, Melbourne 3000.
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Tiny Peeks

Posted on October 13, 2010 at 16:08 0 Comments

Until Oct 27; 'Tiny Peeks' Michael P Fikaris has curated an

exhibition of one page comics reflecting on the everyday. Artists in no

particular order are: Pip Stafford, Amber Carvan, Tim Molloy, James

James, Ben Hutchings, Jase Harper, Mandy Ord, Mel Roswell, Anthony

Woodward, Tom O'hern, Kirsty Madden, Michael Hawkins, Richard

Butler-Bowden, Ghostpatrol, M.P.Fikaris, Jo Waite, Athonk, Phoenix, Ha -

Ha, Cut, Rena Littleson, No Frills Art, Toni Ann, Tim Danko,… Continue

'Oh Bird' flies as we set out to hike the Himalayan Annapurna

Posted on June 21, 2010 at 13:59 0 Comments

Don't miss out on the last week of Glen Skien's beautiful exhibition 'Oh Bird' which finishes up on the 26th of June at Hand Held Gallery.

Up next will be Collette Dane's Himalayan Annapurna, a handmade book installation accompanied by works on… Continue

Glen Skien's 'Oh Bird' at Hand Held

Posted on May 25, 2010 at 13:55 0 Comments

Glen Skien's 'Oh Bird' opens at Hand Held on June 3, 6-8pm.

For almost a year now we have been looking forward to Glen Skien's exhibition at Hand Held. Opening NEXT WEEK, Glen will show his tobacco tin assemblages amongst other things.

" I'm not certain what came first…


An exciting couple of Months at Hand Held Gallery

Posted on April 20, 2010 at 16:50 1 Comment

The next few months are going to be very exciting at Hand Held with an fantastic calendar of exhibitions lined up , many of them book arts exhibitions by Melbourne based as well as interstate artists.

Opening May 6 is Paul Compton's 'Houses of Blood and Rapture' a collection of pop-ups, fold-outs, zines and prints exploring Australian haunted houses (until May 29).

In June the much anticipated… Continue

Jan/Feb at Hand Held

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 14:19 1 Comment

Hand Held is back in swing for the new year an exciting exhibition program of objects, small works, book and paper arts. Our January exhibition, which continues through to Feb 6th, is Chloe Vallance's beautiful 'Step Lightly between the Branches. Chloe explores the figure in space with intricately detailed pencil drawings on a variety of surfaces from paint swatches to timber. From February 11 we will be exhibiting Selena de Carvalho's 'More Rogue… Continue

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At 12:03 on July 19, 2009, Lenni Morkel-Kingsbury said…
Hi Megan
Just want to say thank you once again for organising the afternoon tea meet the artist session at Hand Held for our show Axioms/Idioms. It was a valuable opportunity for to get some feedback on my work which isn't always doable during openings! Very much appreciated along with all your other fantastic support during the show! Thank you.
At 11:01 on February 18, 2009, Robert Heather said…
Hi Megan - it was great to meet you at the Fellowship briefing - here is the link to the artists books email list:

Just follow the directions to subscribe to the list.
At 22:21 on January 28, 2009, Linda Douglas said…
Hi Megan, there are places in both classes, secrets of animation and the single sheet structure. email me at and I'll send you the enrolment information. The venue is RMIT. There is also a lecture on the Friday night on The Unfolding Nature of Books, so you can come along to that too if you wish at the same place. 7.00pm. the cost of your class is $145 which includes $15 materials fee. minimal tools are required.
At 13:24 on November 13, 2008, Emmeline said…
Hi Megan, so glad you liked it :)

Lucky for me, I have access to a very excellent printer, so I'll get 10 printed off for you as soon as I can and send them your way. Will printing out a copy of the Portfolio be enough as a bio or do you want me to write one up? Bit new to marketing myself, so I'm learning as I go.

Thankyou so much.

At 12:43 on October 16, 2008, Gail Stiffe said…
Thanks Megan
At 15:04 on September 18, 2008, Mardi Nowak said…
That's great Megan, I haven't had a chance to pop by but am very keen to see what you're doing.

Shot me an email at regarding registration.

At 21:47 on September 17, 2008, julie barratt said…
Hi Megan,
Just wanted to introduce myself. I have an artist book gallery in Northern NSW that has been in operation for 16 months now and is going well. I will be coming down to Melbourne in mid october so will drop in and say hello but i just wanted to wish you all the best with your venture. I hope you still find some time to do your own work!
At 18:56 on September 13, 2008, Gail Stiffe said…
Hi Megan,
sorry I didn't make it yesterday, I'll try for Tuesday or Friday next week but will call when I leave Richmond.
At 10:09 on September 5, 2008, Monica Oppen said…
Hi Megan yes I am interested. I'll come by next time I'm in Melbourne
At 1:49 on September 5, 2008, judy bourke said…
Megan, congratulations,
this is wonderful news
I'm based in the Illawarra area, but will be travelling to Melbourne before the end of the year. I will contact you before then.
I'd like to send some books to you

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