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True Belief
is a tiny, intermittent, informal, independent art publisher, organised by Adam Cruickshank. It was initially instigated as an umbrella for releasing artist books and catalogues for friends. While remaining true to these make-do, non-professional beginnings, True Belief is increasingly concerned with the relationships between contemporary art practice and its methods of publication and preservation. The open nature of discussions with collaborators reflects the fundamentally experimental ethos that underlies each project. The formal qualities of each True Belief publication vary, there is no specific distribution model, no permanent stockists, little consistency, no office. Publications are unnumbered/unsigned and although print runs are necessarily small, editions are usually open. Conversation and order enquiries are always welcome:

Upcoming: In One Hundred Thousand Yearsw
A response to the practice of Melbourne based artist collective Open Spatial Workshop (Terri Bird, Bianca Hester, Scott Mitchell). Launching NGV Art Book Fair 2017. design 2017 / ISBN 978-0-9871705-8-3

Edited by Dell Stewart. With contributions from Margaux Williamson, Sarah Weston, Amy Vuleta, Anna Varendorff, Manon Van Kouswijk, Meredith Turnbull, Nat Thomas, Dell Stewart, Tai Snaith, Dylan Martorell, Rachael Hooper, Kelly Fliedner, Nic Dowse, Adam Cruickshank. art 2016 / 96 pages / full colour / perfect bound / soft cover / ISBN 978-0-9871705-7-6

Department of Lions
Published outcome from exhibition and series of actions at Plimsoll Gallery, UTAS. publishing 2016 / 236 pages / left side full colour / right side black and white / triple spiral bound / ISBN 978-0-9871705-6-9

Physical installation at Bus Projects mediated through photographic publication. independent 2014 / 104 pages / full colour / perfect bound / reprinting soon / ISBN 978-0-9871705-5-2

Everything Far Away Can Be Near Again
Publication accompanying exhibition of the same name at Linden Centre for Contemporary Art. With contributions from Terri Bird, Scott Mitchell, Brad Haylock, Anusha Kenny, Ash Kilmartin and Maria Kunda. contemporary 2014 / 36 pages / full colour / tabloid / newsprint / stitched / ISBN 978-0-9871705-4-5

Stitching Time
Publication accompanying exhibition of the same name at Craft. Featuring writing by Phip Murray and Jared Davis book 2013 / 44 pages / full colour / perfect bound / soft cover / ISBN 978-0-9871705-3-8

The Half Asleep Pilgrim
Artist book and culmination of performative exhibition at West Space. This publication is a synthesis of a reading library contributed by 36 artists and friends that was also available to the public for the duration of the event. zzz Exhibition 2011, publication 2013 / 112 pages / black and white / riso dust jacket / perfect bound / hard cover / ISBN 978-0-9871705-2-1

Publication accompanying exhibition of the same name at Platform Contemporary Art Space. With artwork by Damiano Bertoli, Terri Bird, Zoë Croggon, Adam Cruickshank, Nic Dowse, Tony Garifalakis, Stuart Geddes, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Nathan Gray, Brad Haylock, Christopher LG Hill, Spiros Panigirakis, Joshua Petherick, Tom Polo, Dexter Sinister, Dell Stewart, Masato Takasaka, Nat Thomas, Oliver Van Der Lugt, Anna Varendorf, John Warwicker, Annie Wu. 12 2012 / 100 pages / black and white / risographed / perfect bound / soft cover / ISBN 978-0-9871705-1-4

Publication accompanying exhibition of the same name at Mr Kitly. Featuring artists Julie Floersch, Max Olijnyk, Jen Bartholemew, Mona Electric, Lyn Balzer & Tony Perkins, Renilde Depeuter, Penelope Durston, Dell Stewart, Maricor/Maricar, Brett Day Windham, John Brooks. twill 2011 / 40 pages / full colour / perfect bound / soft cover / ISBN 978-0-9871705-0-7

Titles are sometimes stocked at: World Food Books, Perimeter, West Space and Bus Projects in Melbourne. More stockists coming soon. Don't look for us on Facebook.