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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 non-professional beginnings, True Belief is increasingly concerned with the relationships between contemporary art practice and its methods of dissemination 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 and no office. Publications are mostly unnumbered/unsigned and although print runs are necessarily small, editions are usually open. Some publications can be ordered here. Please email ( for any other enquiries.

In One Hundred Thousand Yearsw
A response to the practice of Melbourne based artist collective Open Spatial Workshop (Terri Bird, Bianca Hester, Scott Mitchell). 2017 / 140x190mm / 256 pages / waterless offset / cold glue bound / tête-bêche / ISBN 978-0-9871705-8-3 / Buy

Squash Nord
Adam Cruickshank and Ned Shannon. Typeface specimen zine plus two weights (38% and 20%) of a squashed version of Roger Excoffon’s typeface Antique Olive Nord. 2017 / 148x210mm / risographed two colours / 24 pages / saddle-stitched / Buy

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. 2016 / 210x260mm / 96 pages / digital offset / perfect bound / ISBN 978-0-9871705-7-6 / Buy

Department of Lions
Published outcome from exhibition and series of actions at Plimsoll Gallery, UTAS. 2016 / 164x274mm / 236 pages / triple spine bound / ISBN 978-0-9871705-6-9

Physical installation at Bus Projects mediated through photographic publication. 2014 / 210x260mm / 104 pages / perfect bound / ISBN 978-0-9871705-5-2 / Buy

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. 2014 / tabloid newsprint / 36 pages / 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 2013 / 148x210mm / 44 pages / digital / perfect bound / 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. Exhibition 2011, publication 2013 / 150x230mm / 112 pages / riso dust jacket / perfect bound / 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 Varendorff, John Warwicker, Annie Wu. 2012 / 2 volumes (1 dummy), 100 pages each / 148x210mm / risographed / perfect bound / ISBN 978-0-9871705-1-4 / Buy

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. 2011 / 40 pages / perfect bound / ISBN 978-0-9871705-0-7

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