We make artists' books, we make all sorts of things, and most usually we make things on paper. More often than not, we collaborate, and more often than not, we favour evenings over mornings (though as of late the reverse remains still true). One of us favours collage and the other favours pencil and watercolour, and we enjoy being able to share our work with you here.
In a nutshell, we'd tell you that we are besotted with paper for its adaptable, foldable, cut-able, concealable, revealing nature. From limited edition artists' books to prints, zines, postcard collages and other small projects, the animal is oft present and easily detectable, the centre of our paper stage. Hard to miss, over here and over there, the animal runs up hills, scales rooftops, and passes through a scene new or more familiar. For us, the animal is there to question our very behaviour, those moral principles one governs the self by, and to explore the relationship with the natural world.
We call upon a wide range of sources, all the while seeking to explore, through inventive narrative, a heady combination of new and existing worlds where wild thoughts take physical form and imagination given free rein. Based in Melbourne, Australia, we work from home, and can often to be found on lounge room floor tinkering on some project.
We hope you enjoy what you find here and we thank-you for stopping by.
Yours in paper roll,
Gracia & Louise
Our artists' books can be found in the collections of: Artspace Mackay; Bibliotheca Librorum Apud Artificem; Deakin University Library; Melbourne University Library; Monash University Library; National Gallery of Australia; RMIT University Library; State Library of New South Wales; State Library of Victoria; State Library of Queensland; Tate (UK); UWE Bristol (UK).