Posts tagged A Weight of Albatross
“The stability of nature can no longer be taken for granted”

Recently landed: “The stability of nature can no longer be taken for granted”, a new article on Marginalia (by Gracia) looks at our functioning (or not) ecosystem on the page as part of our forthcoming exhibition, It came like light out of the walls

A Pacific walrus rests at the top of steep cliffs in Russia, still from ‘Frozen Worlds’ episode, Our Planet, 2019 (image credit: Sophie Lanfear/Silverback/Netflix)

Dear you, dive in

Dear you,

You’re invited to explore a collaged landscape comprised entirely from images scanned from borrowed library books, and studded with lenticular prints.

Cue: birdsong.

Ripples in the Open is a collage, 15 metres in length, commissioned for ArtSpace at Realm.

Ripples in the Open
Saturday 10th of November, 2018 – Sunday 27th of January, 2019
Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison
ArtSpace at Realm
Ringwood Town Square (opposite the Ringwood Railway Station)
179 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood, 3134

Officially opening this Thursday the 15th of November, 6–8pm (including a talk, by us, somewhere in the wilderness).

Cue: distant roar.

Yours, wading,
Gracia and Louise

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Ripples in the Open, 2018

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:

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


Recently landed: Up!, a new article on Marginalia (by Gracia) takes a closer look at a recent commission, A Weight of Albatross.

We’ve seen albatrosses come back with their belly full of food for their young. You think it’s going to be squid, but it’s plastic. That chick is going to starve and die.
— Sir David Attenborough (on plastic pollution)

A Weight of Albatross, installed

Up! Up! Up they went.

After the building had closed, with birds and crimps under wing, we tiptoed into Realm, with Richard Holt, to install our commissioned work, A Weight of Albatross. We woke our rookery of albatross(es)* from their bubble wrap nests, and began threading the piece together, with a map for guidance. By 11pm, our two stainless steel and fourteen frosted perspex birds were in place.

Watch: A Weight of Albatross being installed at Realm, time-lapse video (courtesy of City of Maroondah)

Realm, Ringwood Town Square, 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood

Installing  A Weight of Albatross

Installing A Weight of Albatross

* The most common collective noun for a group of albatross is a rookery, but a weight is also accepted, and though the OED preferences albatrosses as the plural, Collins and Merriam-Webster are happy to fly with albatross. So a weight it is, A Weight of Albatross, because it sounds more poetic to our ears.

Included in our weight you will find a Wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans), Southern royal albatross (Diomedea epomophora), Laysan albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis), Black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophris), Shy albatross (Thalassarche cauta), Grey-headed albatross (Thalassarche chrysostoma), Indian yellow-nosed albatross (Thalassarche carteri), Sooty albatross (Phoebetria fusca), and a Buller’s albatross (Thalassarche bulleri).

“The poets almost remind me of the trumpeters”

Recently landed: “The poets almost remind me of the trumpeters”, a new article on Marginalia (by Gracia) looks at a new commission at Realm through the ears of Mozart's Requiem

Frosted Perspex offcuts, from A Weight of Albatross, on the working table (#AWeightofAlbatross)

A Weight of Albatross

Recently landed: A Weight of Albatross, a new article on Marginalia (by Gracia) looks at a new commission at Realm

In progress, A Weight of Albatross, at Realm, Maroondah City Council’s new library, cultural, knowledge and innovation centre, Ringwood Town Square, Victoria