Friday, December 21, 2012

Summer BAZE

The wonderful BAZE (book and zine exhibition) opening on Thursday night with a big crowd and excellent response.

Today (Saturday) is our last trading day of the year so don't miss out on the chance to buy a unique gift or stocking filler - I'm here till 5pm today.

We reopen on Wednesday January 16th so you will still have a chance to check out this great show and all of the fabulous (50+) books and zines on display.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Summer BAZE


Join us at Hand Held for Summer BAZE (Book Art and Zine Exhibition) opening next Thursday 20th December 6-8pm.

Books will be available to take home on the night so dont miss out - take this opportunity to purchase a unique Christmas gift, seriously cool stocking filler or a little something for yourself!

We're open Friday and Saturday too so plenty of time before Chrissy to drop in and pick something up!



Saturday, November 24, 2012


Jill Hermans and Chloe McColl revealed their exciting new works at Hand Held this week at the opening of their new show MELT. The word 'Melt' inspires visions of soft undulating surfaces, intense colours, unusual shapes, unexpected unions and exciting textures and this collection of contemporary jewellery does not disappoint. Drop in and see the exhibition in the next few weeks.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Oddments at Hand Held

Priscilla Ambrosini's beautiful collection of 'Oddments' are currently on display at Hand Held. Priscilla's delicately printed and hand embroidered pieces are like Gothic miniatures; unique in style and technique - a whimsical, delightful exhibition.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Attention Book and Zine markers

Due to a cancellation in the gallery for December I need some work for a book and zine show. I'd love any artist books or art based zines/publications that you are keen to exhibit or re-exhibit.

The will be a gallery fee of $10 per entry (single/edition/series) and entries are unlimited. All work will be for sale and the show falls just before Christmas so It's a good opportunity to sell some work as Christmas gifts.

The show opens December 20th so I'd need the work by 17th December at the latest.

If you've got some work and you are keen to help Hand Held stay on its feet let me know you are interested.



Monday, October 22, 2012

Oddments by Priscilla Ambrosini


Join us at the opening of ODDMENTS by Priscilla Ambrosini on Thursday eve.

'Oddments' is Priscilla Ambrosini's first solo exhibition. This collection of artwork contains a variety of images and objects from both the real and imagined, based on the artists' personal curiosities.

Thursday, September 27, 2012


An exhibition of the usual suspects :

Priscilla Ambrosini

Paul Compton


Bonnie Hanlon


Megan Herring


Sheridan Jones


Deborah Klein




Saturday, August 25, 2012

Tea Party

My new exhibition 'Tea Party' opened on Thursday night at Hand Held Gallery.
An exhibition of works made from tea bag paper.
My work reflects on the heirloom items of an older generation as they fade into insignificance. What was once treasured is now ephemeral and throw away.
Recycled 'throw away' material is printed and formed and in its new form challenges our understanding of what fragility and preciousness actually is.






Join us Tuesday to Saturday until September 15