Make a Solander Box in a Day workshop

Louise Jennison is conducting a Solander Box making workshop at Firestation Print Studio in December.

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison,   An index box of Australian birds still fluttering  , 2016, collage housed in a cloth Solander box, with inlaid drawing

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, An index box of Australian birds still fluttering, 2016, collage housed in a cloth Solander box, with inlaid drawing

Make a Solander Box in a Day with Louise Jennison

In this one-day workshop with Louise, you will measure, cut, glue, cover, and construct a small Solander box. All materials are provided in a kit, including high quality binding cloth, screen board, and an instruction booklet.

Equipment and archival glue will also be provided, however please bring along your own cutting knife, and ruler.

Sunday 9 December
10am until 5pm

$260 non members
$220 for members
Price including material kits

Bookings essential

Firestation Print Studio
2 Willis Street
Armadale
03 9509 1782

Ripples in the Open zine making workshop

As part of our exhibition Ripples in the Open we are conducting a zine making workshop at Realm.

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison,   Paw Pad Path  , 2018, printed zine

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Paw Pad Path, 2018, printed zine

Join Ripples in the Open artists Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison in this fabulous zine making workshop!

Collage across the spread of your very own stitched zine. Bring along any printed and photocopied snippets, images, and text collected from your surroundings, and in the workshop you will cut and glue them into place to create your own artwork. 

In addition, you will learn to fold and stitch a simple zine structure. Paper, glue, thread, and equipment are all provided, however please bring along anything you’d like to include in your collage be they magazine cuttings, photocopies of things that interest you, original drawings. The world is your oyster; the paper is your universe!

Thursday 17 January
2 to 4pm
Ages 12+
Cost $5

Bookings essential:
www.trybooking.com/ZBZM

Meet us at ArtSpace at Realm 
Ringwood Town Square 
179 Maroondah Highway 
Ringwood 
03 9298 4553

Betwixt

As two windows come down (farewell, On the Verge Festival in Obus and Collected Works, you were great), a vitrine of collages and drawings for Betwixt fleshes out its form, as part of the forthcoming Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia.

(In addition to our part in Betwixt, we will also be conducting a kids' workshop inspired by The Seven Ravens.)

A twin entity! A double life, sprung “from matter and light, envinced in solid and shade,”[1] our Salvaged Relatives, collaged and drawn, toss gauzy film over the certainty of your consciousness.

A shadow, rendered, of a life imagined; or is that the other way around? In a game of Chicken and Egg, call and response, surely, the drawings echo the collages on cartes de visite. And were they to be “separated from one another by the whole length of the building… [the] distance between [them would] seem monstrous… as is they had taken half [their] bodies away. [They would lose their] sense of balance… feel dizzy… fall.”[2]

Creeping through these unknown time-eaten spaces, memories splinter; with nature as your theatrical backcloth, you’d do well to borrow a stained costume from the Ballet Russe, while things reconfigure.

My tail, Léon Bakst, what do I do with it in this lonely place “newly with grass o’ergrown”?[3]

[1] Edgar Allan Poe, ‘Silence (a sonnet),’ version published in The Raven and Other Poems, 1845
[2] Ágota Kristóf, The Notebook Trilogy, (Melbourne: Text Publishing, 2016), p.23
[3] Edgar Allan Poe, ‘Silence (a sonnet)’

Czech and Slovak Film Festival

As part of the Czech and Slovak Film Festival, we're exhibiting a selection of our collages and drawings created in response to the festival's theme Text and Texture.

BETWIXT, curated by Carmen Reid, at ACMI Mediatheque, at ACMI, will run from the 14th of September through until the 23rd of September, 2016.

Alongside the film posters of FIRST IMPRESSIONS, you will be able to see work by Stephen Banham, Bernard Caleo, Angela Cavalieri, Peter Ellis, Petr Herel, Andrew Keall, Carmen Reid and Sally Tape.

We'll also be conducting a concertina bookmaking workshops for kids to accompany The Seven Ravens throughout the festival.

Printing the Page, in review

As part of the Print Council of Australia's fiftieth anniversary program, two reads, a chance to turn the pages, and an abundance of photos. In our small way, we were happy to join in the celebration. Thanks for having us.

A Postcard from Printing the Page at the State Library of Victoria
IMPRINT Magazine

Printing the Page
RATAS editions

Printing the Page, State Library of Victoria (Image credit: Jurate Sasnaitis)

In the Grand Imaginarium

On Monday the 4th of April, as part of (school) Holiday at The Grand Imaginarium, Louise will be holding a zine making workshop through Kids' Own Publishing at the Abbotsford Convent.

In the Grand Imaginarium, you will make a zine from a single sheet of paper. Bring anything you’d like to draw and/or collage with. Also feel free to bring a toy or item you’d like draw or illustrate, papers you’d like to collage, and any favourite pencils, pens, glue sticks and scissors from your pencil case.

(Bookings required. Recommended for ages 5-12. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Adults can attend for free.)

"Artists' books workshop with Gracia and Louise" at RMIT library

Tomorrow we are conducting a free bookbinding workshop at RMIT University Library, as part of RMIT Library's free 700s Arts Festival.

How to Bind a Concertina Book: Artists' books workshop with Gracia and Louise
RMIT University Library (city campus)
Thursday the 27th of August, 2015
12 noon – 2pm

Though now fully booked, RMIT staff and students can add their name to the waitlist.

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Beneath my suit, I am…, 2015, artists' book

To make

Recently landed: To make, a new post on High Up in the Trees (by Gracia)

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison,  In the borrowed costume for a lady-in-waiting, c. 1921, designed by Léon Bakst, with a Piapiac (Ptilostomus afer) , collage on cabinet card from the artists' book,   Salvaged Relatives , edition I , 2014–2015

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, In the borrowed costume for a lady-in-waiting, c. 1921, designed by Léon Bakst, with a Piapiac (Ptilostomus afer), collage on cabinet card from the artists' book, Salvaged Relatives, edition I, 2014–2015

In Your Dreams workshop

Coming up, as part of In Your Dreams, we'll be conducting a workshop for little people as part of the Counihan Gallery in Brunswick's Family Day and Workshops.

Sunday 25th of May, 2014
11.30am – 12.30pm
Make an artists’ book from a single sheet of paper with Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison
Bring anything you’d like to draw and / or collage with. Also feel free to bring a toy or item you’d like draw or illustrate, papers you’d like to collage, and any favourite pencils, pens, glue sticks and scissors from your pencil case. 

(Bookings essential through the gallery)

Gracia Haby,   Tumbling lightly, tumbling fast (I)  , 2014, artists' book

Gracia Haby, Tumbling lightly, tumbling fast (I), 2014, artists' book