Posts tagged As inclination directs
Pagination: The Book as Object

You're invited to join University Librarian, Gregory Anderson, who will launch Pagination, and the Australian Book Design Awards Exhibition at the opening event on Friday the 1st of April from 5.30pm.

The work of local, national and international makers concerned with the book as a creative medium have been invited to exhibit in Pagination, an exhibition that investigates the medium and meaning of the book, and more broadly of book arts as a contemporary mode of expression.

Works represented in the exhibition range from sculptural book objects, altered books, and editioned letterpress works — to designed books, comics, digitally printed works, student zines and print on demand publications.

Despite the many different precedents, genres, themes, structures and production methods present in the work, these artists share common concerns for the page and participation. The participatory and physical act of paging through a book is a familiar one. Whether the content is visual, textual or hybrid, these works invite a process of moving though the work that generates patterns of recognition, sequence, juxtaposition, repetition and engagement. This haptic and material interplay continues as a relevant and important characteristic of the book – as object and as an idea.

Pagination presents these properties as traits of a unique medium, and celebrates the book as a significant site of human interaction and subjectivity, where artists, authors, designers, makers, readers and audiences can engage with the visual language of the page.


The Book as Object
The University of Newcastle
Callaghan campus
Wednesday 30th of March – Saturday 30th of April 2016

Included in Pagination are editions of our works Salvaged Relatives (boxed edition, 2015), As inclination directs (2013), and Those Two Daring Pirates (2004).

The Craft Companion

We are thrilled to have our artists' book, As inclination directs (2013), feature in The Craft Companion by Ramona Barry and Rebecca Jobson, published by Thames & Hudson.

Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison create jewel-like collages that read like inverted historical society presentations. They are also keen zine and artist book makers who fill the pages of their brilliantly executed output with imagined worlds, were leopards rule kingdoms, birds wrestle with moral dilemmas and foxes have tea parties.

Something familiar on page 71 of Ramona Barry and Rebecca Jobson's The Craft Companion

Until the 15th of March

Draw Me A Story  The Art of Children's Book Illustration, at Maroondah Art Gallery is on until the 15th of March. The exhibition includes our artists' books As if from the clouds, restless (2014),
The Loon of Swan Hill seeks an audience (2014), Under the water, with a two-colour eye-glass, something similar (2014), As inclination directs (2013), and Sleeping during the day (2010).

Draw Me A Story  —  The Art of Children's Book Illustration , at Maroondah Art Gallery until the 15th of March (Image credit: Eastern Regional Libraries)

Draw Me A Story  The Art of Children's Book Illustration, at Maroondah Art Gallery until the 15th of March (Image credit: Eastern Regional Libraries)

Still time, still time

Make haste, make haste, the popular refrain. Editions of our artists' book As inclination directs are currently being exhibited as part of the 2013 Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards (until 24th of November) and the Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2013 (until 17th of November).

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, As inclination directs, 2013, artists' book