Publications

The following is a list of publications, including limited edition catalogues and posters, which have been produced, edited and/or include contributions by David Pestorius. The list is not comprehensive, especially as it relates to the late 1970s and early 1980s. Some of the limited edition catalogues and posters can still be purchased for the prices indicated (not including postage and packaging). Persons interested in acquiring these publications should email dpg@thehub.com.au

2015
Matthys Gerber
22 September–6 December 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
This short essay was commissioned by Natasha Bullock, a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, for the catalogue accompanying its Matthys Gerber survey exhibition. The published text discusses Gerber’s site-related work Pole (2006) for the Turrbal-Jagera project at the University of Queensland in December 2006 as well as works by Dave Hullfish Bailey + Sam Watson, Leni Hoffmann, and Heimo Zobernig. PDF

2014
Music into Art/Art After Music: David Pestorius Projects, 1990 bis 2013
The Happy Fainting of Painting
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König, Köln
December 2014
This essay was commissioned by Hans-Jürgen Hafner, the director of the Kunstverein für die Rheinland und Westfalen, Düsseldorf. Published in German translation, the original English form of the text has not yet been published.

2013
Ian Burn’s Questions: Art & Language and the rewriting of Conceptual Art history
Journal of Art Historiography, No. 9, online publication
December 2013
This essay was commissioned by Richard Woodfield, the editor of this online journal, who then promptly removed the published text following the receipt of threatening emails from one Mayo Thompson. The PDF below is the original published form of the essay, which was first presented as a paper at the annual conference of the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand in Sydney in July 2013. PDF


Paul Taylor and the Brisbane Sound
Impresario: Paul Taylor, The Melbourne Years, 1981–1984
Monash University Museum of Art/Surrplus, Melbourne
December 2013
This text, constructed in the form of an email interview with Helen Hughes, was originally published in an anthology of writings about the Australian art critic Paul Taylor. PDF

2012
Yesterday, today and tomorrow: Abstract art & Australia
Volume One: MCA Collection
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
March 2012

This short essay was commissioned by Glenn Barkley, then a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, and was written in collaboration with Sydney artist A.D.S. Donaldson for a large volume documenting aspects of the museum’s collection. PDF

2008
Pneumatic Drill, artist's book, edited by John Nixon, offset cover + photocopied, 60 pages, produced in connection with The Brisbane Sound project.


The Brisbane Sound, family tree, designed by Liam Gillick, offset A2, produced in connection with The Brisbane Sound project, inquire for availability.


2007
Turrbal-Jagera: The University of Queensland, catalogue, A4, 80 pages, offset, perfect bound (September), $15


Eyeline, No. 63, review of 'Grace Crowley: Being Modern' by David Pestorius

2006
Heimo Zobernig, artist's book, A4, 40 pages, offset + photocopied, perfect bound, edition of 40, (May). Euro 70


2005
Pacemaker, issue 8, Paris, with essay on Heimo Zobernig by David Pestorius, (June).

Heimo Zobernig, Kunstverein Braunschweig, catalogue, with essays by David Pestorius and Vitas H. Weh, (November).

2004
On Reason & Emotion, Biennale of Sydney 2004, catalogue, with essay on Heimo Zobernig by David Pestorius, (June).

Ed Kuepper’s MFLL, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, program notes, including brief text by David Pestorius, (August).

Local Art, issue #17, Brisbane, book review (‘Pig Ciy’), (December).

2003
Minimalism and After II, DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin, catalogue, edited by Renate Wiehager, with text on Ian Burn by David Pestorius, (February).

Ed Kuepper + Len Lye, ACMI, Melbourne, A4 program notes, with brief texts by Ed Kuepper and David Pestorius, (March).

In Conversation, University Art Museum, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, A4 catalogue, b&w, 64 pages, edited by David Pestorius, with essays from Andrew McNamara, David Pestorius and Anne Wallace; interviews with A.D.S. Donaldson, Robert Forster and Jenny Watson; cover by Burchill/McCamley; Jens Haaning situation documentation; exhibition documentation by Richard Stringer, (June). $20

2002
Parallel Structures, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, A5 folder, offset, colour, designed by Liam Gillick, with text by David Pestorius, (April).

Paul Bai: Painting, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, A5 folder, offset, colour, with text by David Pestorius, (May).

A.D.S. Donaldson, University Art Museum, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, A4, 80 pages, colour catalogue, edited by David Pestorius, with essays by David Pestorius, Carolyn Barnes, Toni Ross, edition of 400, (May). $30

2001
A.D.S. Donaldson + Andreas Exner, ex. cat., A5, digital colour, 16 pages, co-edited by Konstantin Adamopoulos and David Pestorius, Kann-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main (September).

Parallel Structures, SouthBank Corporation, Brisbane, A3 exhibition poster, offset, colour, designed by Liam Gillick, (October).

Monochromes, University Art Museum, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, 24.5 x 17cm, 80 pages, colour catalogue, edited by David Pestorius, with essays by David Pestorius, Andrew McNamara, Morgan Thomas, (November). $30

2000
Spin Me Round, Metro Arts, Brisbane, 24 x 16.5cm, 40 pages, offset, colour cover, b&w, written and edited by David Pestorius, (May).

Piero Manzoni + John Nixon, Herning Kunstmuseum (DK), A5 colour catalogue, 20 pages, with essays by Ben Curnow and David Pestorius, (September).

Monochromes, poster, A2, offset colour, 2 sided, designed by Gail Hastings, with essay by David Pestorius, University Art Museum, Brisbane, (December).


Joseph Marioni, University Art Museum, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, colour catalogue, 44 pages, with essays by David Pestorius and Rex Butler, (December).

Gerold Miller, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, colour catalogue, 48 pages with essay by David Pestorius.

1999
John Nixon: Music 1979–1999, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, A5 b&w catalogue, offset cover, 20 pages, edited by David Pestorius, with essay and John Nixon interview by David Pestorius, edition of 120, (March).


There: Contemporary Art Magazine, Berlin, edited by Gail Hastings, 20 pages, various contributors, including David Pestorius on Ian Anüll and The Go-Betweens’ Lost Album, edition of 20, (April).

Axe Magazine (Robert Forster issue), Sydney/Melbourne, edited by John Nixon/Marco Fusinato, with Robert Forster interview by David Pestorius (2.3MB .pdf), (May).

Space Affects: the art and architecture of James Birrell and Gail Hastings, Metro Arts, Brisbane, 24 x 16.4cm, offset colour catalogue, 40 pages, edited by David Pestorius with essays by David Pestorius and James Birrell. (September)

1998
Gail Hastings, Galerie der Stadt, Esslingen, 24 x 21cm, 96 pages, colour catalogue, concept/editor David Pestorius, with essay by Renate Wiehager (German w/ English translation), edition of 600, (November). ($30)


1997
Gail Hastings: To make a work of ordered art, Statements, Art 28’97, Basel, A5 b&w catalogue, with brief text by David Pestorius, (June).

Leni Hoffmann: Ubik, catalogue, Cantz Verlag, 272 pages, colour, including contributions from Konrad Bitterli, Köstring/Maier, Hans Ulrich Obrist, David Pestorius, Kathrin Schröter, Trevor Smith, Hills Snyder, Thomas Wagner, Renate Wiehager, (July).

Geometric Painting in Australia 1941—1997, University Art Museum, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, 24.5 x 17cm, 80 pages, colour catalogue, edited by David Pestorius, with essays by David Pestorius, Rex Butler, Chris McAuliffe, Carolyn Barnes, (August).

1996
Gail Hastings: To make a work of timeless art, David Pestorius Gallery, Brisbane (with Artspace, Sydney + EAF, Adelaide), A5 colour catalogue, offset, 20 pages, with essay by Linda Michael, edition of 600, (March). $10

Rose Nolan: Banners + Construction, David Pestorius Gallery, Brisbane, A5 b&w catalogue (photocopied), with Rose Nolan interview by Sandra Bridie, (September).

Farbe: Malerei der 90er Jahre, Kunstmuseum Bonn, 128 page colour catalogue, with essay on Leni Hoffmann by David Pestorius, (December).

1995
Discovering The ‘Feminine’?, David Pestorius Gallery, Brisbane, A5 colour catalogue, offset, 16 pages, with essays by David Pestorius and Rex Butler, edition of 400, (March). $15

Robert Forster + A.D.S. Donaldson, David Pestorius Gallery, Brisbane, A3, brown/white, offset poster, (April). $25
(designed by David Pestorius + Robert Forster)

Gail Hastings: Five Sculptures, David Pestorius Gallery, Brisbane, A5 colour catalogue, offset, 32 pages, with essay by David Pestorius, edition of 250, (May).


Melinda Harper, David Pestorius Gallery, A5 colour catalogue, edition of 250, offset, 16 pages, with essay by Sue Cramer, (June). $15


Warm Nights, David Pestorius Gallery, Brisbane, A3 poster, blue/white, offset, (July). $25
(designed by David Pestorius + Robert Forster)

Leni Hoffmann, David Pestorius Gallery, A5 colour catalogue, edition of 400, offset, 16 pages, with essay by David Pestorius, (September). $15

1994
Melinda Harper, David Pestorius Gallery, Brisbane, A5 catalogue with unique screen-printed covers, 12 pages, with essay by Judith Pascal (aka Tony Clark), edition of 100, (March). $25

Leni Hoffman, David Pestorius Gallery, Brisbane, A5 colour catalogue, designed by the artist, offset, 16 pages, with essay by Rex Butler, edition of 400, (April). $25


Hany Armanious: Selflok, David Pestorius Gallery, Brisbane, A5 colour catalogue, offset, 16 pages, with essay by Edward Colless, edition of 250, (May). $25


Melbourne Seven, David Pestorius Gallery, Brisbane, A5 colour catalogue, offset, 16 pages, with essay by Michele Helmrich, edition of 400, (July). $15

1993
Robert Forster/DNE/Anti-Music, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, A5 folder, with essay by David Pestorius and Pneumatic Drill insert, (January).

Robert Forster/DNE/Anti-Music, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, A3, offset poster, colour, designed by David Pestorius/Mark Ross, (January). $50

1992
Eyeline, No.19, Brisbane, Scott Redford, review.

Scott Redford: Painting is Constructed, Umbrella Studio, Townsville, A5 folder, with essay by David Pestorius, (September).

1982
Roadrunner, Adelaide: Birthday Party / Xero / Birds of Tin, live review; Flaming Hands, article, (February).

Inner City Sound, edited by Clinton Walker, Wild & Woolley, Sydney: photo (The End).

1981
4ZZZ Radio Times, Brisbane: ’The Demise Of The Record Importer’, article.

Roadrunner, Adelaide: Brisbane 1980, article, (February).

Roadrunner, Adelaide: The Go-Betweens article/interview, (April).

Roadrunner, Adelaide: New Race/Sunnyboys/The End, live review, (May).

Roadrunner, Adelaide: John Cale, album review, (June).

Roadrunner, Adelaide: Pel Mel, live review, (July).

Roadrunner, Adelaide: The End, article, (August).

Roadrunner, Adelaide: The Cure, live review, (September).

Roadrunner, Adelaide: Sunnyboys, album review, (October).

Roadrunner, Adelaide: Tom Verlaine, album review, (November).

Roadrunner, Adelaide: Brisbane 1981, article, (December).

1980
Backstage, Brisbane, issue 1: various contributions, (June).

Backstage, Brisbane, issue 2: various contributions, (August).

Backstage, Brisbane, issue 3: various contributions, (October).

1979
Rolling Stone, Sydney: photo (Johnny Kannis), July 26.

Rolling Stone, Sydney: photo (Martin Plaza), August 9.