And we’re set to do it all again, for a fourth year running.
Reposted from @ngvmelbourne: “#MelbourneArtBookFair 2018 brings together the most creative emerging and established international and local publishers, artists and writers for a program of ideas, discussions and book launches. 16–18 March at NGV International."
Head to Milly Sleeping, Carlton, to find our newest zine, It was a familiar pattern.
A little mesmerising flipbook, based on a moving collage of the same name. Let the pages flutter with pace and watch an unexpected assembly surface from the sea (and retreat again) afront a passing ship.
Created for (and currently exclusive to) Milly Sleeping.
Printed in Melbourne; assembled and editioned by hand by Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison AKA Gracia & Louise.
PS. This work also relates to an exhibition called Looped, now showing in the Latrobe Reading Room at the State Library of Victoria.
157 Elgin Street, Carlton
Or pick up a copy at Milly Sleeping online.
Our online store is bursting at its spine with all of our new titles launched at the recent NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair. What's more, we are offering FREE POSTAGE WORLDWIDE until the 10th of May.
Simply enter the code PAPERANIMALS during checkout.
For "a coat of feathers [to help you] stay in the air indefinitely," pick up a copy of Winged.
For mammals scampering, climbing, purring, add a copy of Limbed featuring thirty-two Salvaged Relatives to your cart.
Run your fingers through the fine and ordered lines of Pattern, a zine made in collaboration with Deidre Brollo, Marian Crawford, Elaine Haby, and Deborah Klein.
Marvel at a softness of mice ears, polished steel buttons, hoops, a globe on a desk and other round things in Round, circle, dot.
Acquire a song of paper birds, and purchase a copy of the printed edition of Prattle, scoop, trembling.
Yours for a song, Winged, Limbed, Pattern-ed, Round-ed and Prattle-d, Yours with sticky tape at the ready, Gracia & Louise XO
Thank-you to everyone, bright and new, and bright and dear, who swung by our zine stall at this year's Festival of the Photocopier at the Melbourne Town Hall. It was, it is, always a thrill.
Thank-you, Sticky Institute, for another great fair.
You'll find our online store furnished with available titles, should you hanker to fill a gap in your collection.
While the preorder campaign (to assist with the printing costs) has folded its wings, it is still possible to reserve a copy of Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds through our online store.
We will be releasing the book from our stall at this year's NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair, where you are welcome to pick up your preordered copies from us (from Friday the 17th to Sunday the 19th of March, 2017).
Free postage! Free postage! Zines to Reykavick! Prints to Footscray! All November long, we are offering FREE POSTAGE worldwide on all orders placed through our online store.
Simply enter the code freepostagenov upon checkout.
Cutting The Collection and Thumb Through
From the Performing Arts Collection blog
One of the most rewarding things about being custodians of this great Collection is seeing the surprising ways in which people engage with history to create new work. The Performing Arts Collection is a valuable resource for students, historians, writers, documentary makers, designers and other arts practitioners seeking to find out more about Australia’s rich performing arts history. Every once in a while someone comes along and re-imagines the Collection in ways we never thought possible.
Artists and avid theatre-goers, Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison visited the Research Service earlier this year and found a treasure trove of imagery ripe for digital re-interpretation. The result of their investigations can be found in two new zines, Cutting The Collection and Thumb Through which were recently launched at the Melbourne Art Book Fair at the National Gallery of Victoria. Gracia speaks eloquently about the thought process behind Cutting The Collection informed by "the ephemeral nature of dance; the thrill of a live performance and the trace it leaves; notions of recording what was, whilst not ever able to capture or document it fully; and the importance of such collections." You can read more about the creative process and development here.
Not content with one remarkable publication, Gracia and Louise hit upon the idea of creating Thumb Through as both a flip book and as a moving collage which re-energises the static images in new and unexpected ways. Both publications evoke the brilliant, always ephemeral energy captured (but not quite) in the objects left behind after the curtain has come down.
Nine new zine titles created especially for the recent Melbourne Art Book fair at the NGV are now available through our online store.
Cutting the Collection
The Company You Keep
Afternoon of a Hopping Mouse (Notomys mitchellii)
Seasonal Museum Sketches (Spring)
Seasonal Museum Sketches (Summer)
Wrens, flycatchers and honeyeaters, beware
Whiskers and Bristles
(Recently landed: A Collection of Zines, a new article on Marginalia (by Gracia))
Thank-you to everyone who swung by our stand and leafed through our zines and new work. It was a pleasure to show you our jaguars, giraffes, tigers, and other pressed animals on the page. A real pleasure indeed.
From Dear tails to Whiskers and Bristles, over the coming days, we'll list our nine new zine titles on our online store, for those of you who couldn't make it along.
In the meantime, you can 'turn the pages,' as it were, of our artists' books, The Company You Keep and Closer to Natural.
This time next week, the National Gallery of Victoria's Melbourne Art Book Fair will be in full flight. We hope to see you there!
Melbourne Art Book Fair
Great Hall, NGV, 180 St Kilda Rd.
Friday 29th April
10am–6pm International Symposium on the Future of Design for Publishing (ticketed event)
6–10pm Melbourne Art Book Fair Preview (ticketed event)
Saturday 30th April
10am–8pm Melbourne Art Book Fair (free)
Sunday 1st May
10am–5pm Melbourne Art Book Fair (free)
Extended hours for the Melbourne Art Book Fair have just been announced.
On Saturday 30th April, the fair will be open an extra 3 hours, until 8pm. Plenty of time for you to swing by and see our new artists' books and zines, and all the other delights on offer in the Great Hall.
Friday 29th April
Saturday 30th April
Sunday 1st May