MD Limited Editions is a quarterly visual arts magazine.
The first issue of MD Limited Editions was launched in September 2008 at the temporary pop up shop Popsicle for William St Collective for the Perth Fashion Week Festival.
The zine has three main aims. Firstly, to prevent the talent drain out of Perth by supporting the work of local artists and promoting a sustainable arts industry in Western Australia. Secondly, MD catalogues the personalities and the potential of Perth – a gazette of our community. Finally, MD campaigns for cultural change in Perth and greater presence for creativity.
Each issue of MD Limited Editions showcases the work of emerging visual artists from graphic designers, photographers, artists, musicians, fashion designers, writers, and VJ’s. MD Limited Editions works with key figures within Perth’s Art and Culture scene; Cut and Paste DVD, The Community Records, Paper Chain Records, Obstacle Records, Last Chance Studio, William St Collective, Propel Youth Arts and YACWA.
MD Limited Editions facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration. This occurs through project pairings designed by MD. By compelling artists to enter a dialogue about their process participants become more resilient and develop skills in explaining their work to others whilst working collaboratively outside of their core skill set. Therefore giving opportunities to innovate and challenge conventional modes of representation in Western Australian Art.
MD Limited Editions Launch Events frequently utilize non-traditional spaces. This allows us to create our own context, manipulating expectations and positioning MD firmly in the new. Further it allows guests to experience some of Perth’s under appreciated spaces. Furthermore Launch Events create a ready-made market with the hope to sell all limited runs of the magazine on the night of the launch. MD Limited Editions is exclusively distributed in Perth at this point in time, stocked at Harry Highpants, Planet Books, The Butcher Shop, Behind The Monkey, Ruck Rover and Red Stripe Clothing. Launch Events are multimedia experiences showcasing music and art from emergent artists from diverse backgrounds.
The fifth edition of MD Limited Editions issue was released March 2010 at the new music and arts venue, The Bird, Northbridge.