Angela Brennan

Angela Brennan: 19 Desires and One Belief
Softcover, 214 x 285 mm, 224 pp, offset.
Edition of 950
Edited by Angela Brennan
Design by Lucy Russell
Published by 3-ply, 2019
ISBN 978-0-6483942-0-4
RRP AUD 38.00

Collector’s Edition of 50
Monograph with signed letterpressed relief print insert
RRP AUD 180.00


Angela Brennan: 19 Desires and One Belief is an artist-driven publication edited by Angela Brennan, a non-exhaustive slice of practice, spanning around thirty years. The monograph includes an essay by Jan Bryant, a poem by Justin Clemens and contributions by Mitch Cairns, Mel Deerson, Michael Graf, Elizabeth Newman, Lisa Radford, and Georgina Sambell. The texts have been dispersed amongst an array of images, arranged non-periodically, sequenced to reflect a circuitous approach to practice. The book decontextualizes artworks, liberating them from previous frameworks in which they have been presented, opening space for new readings and atemporal crosscurrents.

Angela Brennan: 19 Desires and One Belief continues 3-ply’s investigation of monograph-as-artist-book.

To support the production of this artist-led project, Angela Brennan has created an edition of 50 letterpressed relief prints, Infinity + (2019), which will be inserted in the monograph, as a special Collector’s Edition. 3-ply gratefully acknowledges the guidance of printmaker Marian Crawford.

  • Launched at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Art Book Fair in Melbourne on 17 May 2019, 12:30-1:00pm. Melbourne launch Keynote by Kyla McFarlane, with design notes by Lucy Russell.

  • To be launched at Roslyn Oxley9, Sydney, date TBC.

Angela Brennan is represented by Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, and Roslyn Oxley9, Sydney.