Shadow Editions


Shadow Editions publishes experimental books that provoke a rethinking of art, society and contemporary culture. Founded by artist and writer Michael Lindsey Davison, Shadow Editions engages the art book format as a vehicle for social and cultural critique.

Shadow Editions publications have featured in various Australian book fairs including Museum of Contemporary Art’s Book Fair (2018); Festival of the Photocopier (2018); Bound Apart at Rae & Bennett (2013); and One for the Books at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale (2013). Artwork from Shadow Editions publications have featured in i-D, The Lifted Brow and Fragmented. Works have also been featured in exhibitions including Self Made: Zines and Artist Books (State Library of Victoria, 2017-2018); Contagion (Trocadero Art Space, 2018); and Australasia Now (Brunswick St Gallery, 2018).

Shadow Editions’ philosophy is to focus on conceptual depth in each publication. In published works the artist/s maintain creative control over every element of production, including typography, materials, writing, editing, design and layout.


Contagion 2018
Plantboy 2017
Return of the Repressed 2016
The Quality of Her Care 2014
Faceless 2013/2014
Eylandt 2013
Forbidden Fruit 2013
Interstice 2012
The Pleasure Principle 2012